Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2006 Hotlines

8.02.06 – (LAA) – Buyout of PacifiCare by United Healthcare, Reserve Utilization, Personal Leaves of Absence, Pension Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, August 2, 2006. APFA News: From the Health Department: APFA met with the Company on July 27th regarding APFA members in California who have been impacted by the buyout of PacifiCare by United Healthcare (UHC). UHC is still in the process of…

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7.27.06 – (LAA) – AMR Profit Report, Executive Bonuses, Inoperative 777 Crew Bunks, FA Fatigue Study, Pension Bill, Foreign Control of US Carriers, Wright Amendment Agreement

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, July 27, 2006. It was a busy week at American Airlines and here are some of the highlights: On Wednesday July 19th, American Airlines’ parent company AMR recorded only its second profitable quarter – excluding those quarters helped by one-time items –…

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7.24.06 – (LAA) – AA Notifies APFA that Management Wished to Commence Collective Bargaining, Pension Reform

Today is Monday, July 24th. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with a special Hotline briefing. On Friday, July 21st, American Airlines noticed the Allied Pilots Association (APA) that management wished to commence collective bargaining to make changes in rates of pay, rules and working conditions for the pilots. APA President Ralph Hunter has responded…

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7.06.06 – (LAA) – NBC Certifies Results of the BOS-I and LGA VChairperson Ballot Count, FAMS Responsible for the Crewmember Self Defense Training (CMSDT) Program

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, July 6, 2006. Today the APFA National Ballot Committee, in conjunction with our independent auditors Whitley-Penn, certified the results of the BOS-I and LGA Vice Chairperson ballot count. The results are as follows: At Boston International Joann Matley received 112 votes and…

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7.13.06 – (LAA) – NASA Research on FA Fatigue Released by the FAA, Pension Reform Bill, Wright Amendment, HMO Changes

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, July 13, 2006. As APFA President Hutto-Blake announced Tuesday, the results of the NASA research on Flight Attendant Fatigue was finally released by the FAA. These initial findings are available on APFA’s Web site in the form of a 77-page report. APFA…

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7.11.06 – (LAA) – APFA Receives the CAMI Findings on FA Fatigue, Prepared by NASA

Today is Tuesday, July 11, 2006, with a Special APFA Hotline update. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Yesterday, APFA received the 77-page FAA-Civil Aerospace Medical Institute’s (CAMI) findings on Flight Attendant fatigue, prepared by NASA. Though this report was presented to the FAA in September 2005, only this week have the findings become public.…

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6.27.06 – (LAA) – Reserve and Option II Enhancements, Last Day of the Month, Reserve Preferences

  This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, June 27, 2006. In APFA News: The APFA Scheduling Department has been working with AA to resolve one outstanding issue and offer several Reserve and Option II enhancements for our members. Each of the clarifying letters is available on the APFA…

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6.22.06 – (LAA) – Pension Reform, Flight 1740, Annual Seniority Adjustment, Wright Amendment

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, June 22, 2006. In APFA News: We would like to commend the three Flight Attendants and two cockpit crewmembers of Flight 1740 for the professionalism they demonstrated this past Tuesday morning while preparing for the possibility of an evacuation upon landing in…

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6.20.06 – (LAA) – Pension Reform Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with a Hotline Update for Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Attention MIA-Domestic Flight Attendants  All Miami Domestic-based Flight Attendants should be aware that bid closing has been delayed for 24 hours. This is for MIA-D FA’s only. Bids will now close at 0001 on June 22. Please note that selections…

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6.07.06 – (LAA/LUS) – Pension Reform Bill, Reinstatements

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, June 7, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts.   On behalf of the AA Flight Attendants, as well as all employees who benefit from an AA…

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6.01.06 – (LAA/LUS) – Pension Reform, Northwest FA Right to Choose Representation, Inoperative Crew Bunks

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, June 1, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts.   Last week, APFA issued a press release regarding the Executive Committee’s Resolution stating that APFA is no…

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5.24.06 – (LAA/LUS) – Pension Reform Legislation, APFA EC Notices Company to Cease and Desist

Today is Memorial Day, 2006. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA president, with a hotline update for Monday, May 29th. This is an urgent call for membership action. In June 2005, APFA members walked the halls of Congress with over 300 labor and management AA employees asking for Congressional support in obtaining pension reform legislation. Since that…

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5.17.06 – (LAA/LUS) – WTS for VC at BOSI and LGA, Cleaning Procedures, Bid Sheets, International Mutual Transfers

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with an update to the APFA Hotline. The National Ballot Committee (NBC) has notified APFA of the following: Today, May 18, 2006, the NBC picked up Willingness-to-Serve Notifications for the Vice Chair position at BOSI and LGA. There will be elections at both bases. The candidates for Vice…

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5.10.06 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Hotline, Donating AA Items to Charity

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, May 10, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. The reduced number of furloughs is due to attrition. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: APFA has decided that; based on budgetary…

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5.05.06 – (LAA) – Q&A’s About Upcoming Changes to Open Replacement, IAM Files Petition with the NMB to Hold Representation Election on Behalf of Baggage Handlers

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, May 5, 2006. We have 3,949 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. The reduced number of furloughs is due to attrition. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: Since the announcement last week of upcoming…

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4.28.06 – (LAA) – AA Informs APFA that in July 2006 757 and 752 Equipment Will Be Mixed on the Bid Sheet

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 28, 2006. We have 3,975 members on furlough and 10 members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: AA has informed APFA that beginning in July 2006, 757 and 752 equipment will be mixed…

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4.26.06 – (LAA) – Open Replacement Series 2000

This is Jaimie McNeice, National Scheduling Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, April 26th, 2006. A few months ago, we were informed by AA that they intended to eliminate Open Replacement and place those jobs on Reserve. Their position was that Open Replacement was not covering the flying it was designed to cover.…

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4.21.06 – (LAA) – Eleminating Open Replacement

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 21, 2006. There are 3,975 American Airlines Flight Attendants on furlough and 10 members serving our country overseas. Please keep them in your thoughts.APFA News:  APFA is in the final stages of working out details with the Company on a solution…

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4.13.06 – (LAA) – Open Replacement, SFO Domestic Reserve Coverage for San Jose Flying, Retirement Seminars

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, April 13, 2006. There are 3,975 American Airlines Flight Attendants still on furlough and 10 members serving our country overseas. The reduced number of furloughs is due to attrition. Please keep them in your thoughts. In APFA News: APFA has been working…

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4.07.06 – (LAA) – Family Leave Presidential Arbitration Status, Pension Reform, Open Replacement Schedules, Executive Committee

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 7, 2006. To date, we have 4,005 flight attendants furloughed from American, and ten members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts. In APFA News: Several Flight Attendants have inquired about the Family Leave Presidential Arbitration…

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4.04.06

This is an APFA Hotline Update regarding one item. Today is Tuesday, April 4rd, this is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Late yesterday Arbitrator Robert O. Harris released his ruling in the APFA, TWU & APA vs. AA Consolidated Grievance concerning executive compensation. As reported last Friday, following Arbitrator Harris’ deferral of issuing his opinion, the…

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3.17.06 – (LAA) – Pension Reform Bill

Today is Wednesday, March 22nd and this is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an update for the APFA Hotline. Congress is in recess this week and will reconvene on Monday, March 27th. At that time we anticipate pension reform legislation to be addressed on the Hill. This is an issue we’ve been focused on…

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3.10.06 – (LAA) – Presidential Grievance Arbitration, Vacation Bidding, 100/107, Retirement Seminars, AA ID Badges

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 10, 2006. We have 4,005 flight attendants currently furloughed from American, and ten members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: The Presidential Grievance Arbitration over the bonuses set to be paid to nearly…

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3.07.06 – (LAA) – APFA Members in Good Standing are Welcome to Attend Arbitration

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline update for Tuesday, March 7, 2006. The arbitrator decided this evening, after hearing arguments for and against an open arbitration, that the arbitration would be open. APFA members in good standing are welcome to attend. Cameras, note taking, recording devices or laptops will not…

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3.03.06 – (LAA) – Presidential Grievance Arbitration, Time Accrued Reserve System (TARS), Leave All Blades Behind Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 3, 2006. We have 4,037 flight attendants currently furloughed from American, and ten members serving full time in the military. Please keep them in your thoughts. APFA News: The three unions and AA will be arbitrating the Presidential Grievance next week…

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