Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2007 Hotlines

12.28.07- (LAA) – NBC and Whtley Penn Accounting Firm Certify Results of STL-D VC Election, Ballots for National Officer Election Mailed

This is Greg Hildreth, APFA Secretary, with an update from the National Ballot Committee for Friday, December 28, 2007. The National Ballot Committee in conjunction with the Whitley Penn Accounting firm has certified the results of the St Louis Domestic Vice Chairperson election. The results are as follows: Willie Aviles received 39 votes, Antoinette Delia…

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12.22.07 – (LAA) – AA Agrees to Extend Recall Rights for 2 Years to Furloughed Members on Recall List

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, December 22, 2007. Following pressure from Senator McCaskill and other Hill leaders, AA agreed to extend recall rights for two years to all furloughed members on the recall list. APFA withdraws eight STL/SLT grievances. The signed letter between the parties can be…

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12.16.07 – (LAA) – Skyword, Resumes Being Accepted for Committee, Division Rep, and Nat Coordinator Positions

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, December 16, 2007. Resumes are now being accepted for all Committee, Division Representative and National Coordinator Positions subject to appointment by the National Officers that will be elected by the membership shortly, for the next APFA administration beginning April 1, 2008. These…

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12.13.07 – (LAA) – WTS Apps for IOR VC, Skyword

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with a Special Hotline Update for Thursday, December 13, 2007. Today, we are pleased to announce that AA will be forwarding recall notices to 247 APFA-represented Flight Attendants next week. This is great news for our members who have been on furlough for over four years as well as…

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11.30.07 – (LAA) – Marcoux/Lindsey/Ford,RPA Lawsuits, Rumor Control

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, November 30, 2007. This week, I will be addressing one rumor control item: Rumors regarding an alleged recent decision in the Marcoux/Lindsey/Ford, RPA-related lawsuits, and the imminent restoration of our 2001 Contract, with back-pay, must be addressed once again. These current rumors…

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11.24.07 – (LAA) – National Officer Election, Benefits Letter

This is Leatha Harding-Berry, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, November 29, 2007, was the deadline to submit a Willingness-to-Serve Notification for the National Officer Election. The candidates for President are Steven Baumert, Laura Glading, Rock Salomon, and John Ward. For Vice President the candidates are Brett Durkin, Linda Luebs, Robert McIntyre and…

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11.18.07 – (LAA) – Recalls, Recalled FAs Return to the Line

Today is Sunday, November 18, 2007. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with this week’s Hotline message. One very cold morning 14 years ago today, I arrived at EWR airport to find that I was NOT alone on day one of the picket line showing that the AA FAs had withdrawn our services from American…

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11.10.07 – (LAA) – AA Flight 587, TWU and AA Commence Formal Bargaining, Retirees Healthfirst

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, November 10, 2007. Monday, November 12, 2007, marks the six-year anniversary of AA Flight 587 where we lost 7 of our coworkers just minutes after take-off from JFK Airport. To Carol Palm, Joey Lopes, Wilmer Gonzalez, Barbara Giannasca, Deborah Fontakis, Michele Mills…

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11.06.07 – (LAA) – AA Issues Misleading Message Addressing Decision to Extend Recall Rights, Skyword Express

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, November 6, 2007. As an update to last week’s hotline the company issued a misleading HI6 message on Friday that attempted to address AA’s decision to extend recall rights for two months for those furloughed AA Flight Attendants set to fall off…

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11.03.07 – (LAA) Clarification of APFA’s Position Regarding 2 Month Extension of Recall Rights to Our Furloughed FAs

Saturday, November 3, 2007 As a follow-up to yesterday’s hotline message regarding a two-month extension of recall rights to our furloughed Flight Attendants scheduled to fall off the seniority list on November 1, 2007, APFA would like to clarify its position. In no way did this move by AA to extend recall rights by two…

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10.26.07 – (LAA) – California Wildfires, Health Benefits Selections, Negotiating Team Planning Listening Tour

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 26, 2007. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: For those AA employees who require assistance coping with the Southern California Wildfires, UHC and PacifiCare have set up a free Help Line for AA employees. Go to APFA’s Web site and click on the link in…

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10.20.07 – (LAA) – Health Benefits Selection

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, October 20, 2007. October is Health Benefits month at American. APFA members have until October 31st to make benefit selections for the year 2008. Go to JetNet and click on benefits. Be sure to review the changes made by the company to…

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10.14.07 – (LAA) – 143 AA FAs Furloughed Five years Ago were Removed from Seniority List

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, October 14, 2007. Yesterday, October 13, 2007, 143 American Airlines Flight Attendants furloughed by AA five years ago were removed from the seniority list, thereby losing their rights to recall. APFA remains hopeful that Senator Claire McCaskill’s amendment S. 1992 will gain…

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10.07.07 – (LAA) – Negotiators Election Results

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, October 7, 2007. As reported on Thursday, the APFA National Balloting Committee, in conjunction with Whitley Penn, counted ballots for the six elected negotiators who will join our six appointed negotiators, and the APFA President as the Chairperson, to represent our membership…

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10.04.07 – (LAA) NBC Certifies Results of the Negotiating Committee Representative Election

This is Leatha Harding-Berry, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, October 4, 2007, the National Ballot committee in conjunction with the Whitley Penn Accounting Firm, certified the results of the Negotiating Committee Representative Election. The results are as follows: For the Domestic Operation Robert Applegate received 689 votes, Valerie Cochrane received 1217 votes,…

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9.28.07 – (LAA) – Results of the Negotiating Committee Representative Election

This is Leatha Harding-Berry, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, October 4, 2007, the National Ballot committee in conjunction with the Whitley Penn Accounting Firm, certified the results of the Negotiating Committee Representative Election. The results are as follows: For the Domestic Operation Robert Applegate received 689 votes, Valerie Cochrane received 1217 votes,…

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9.24.07 – (LAA) – AA Releases Base Assignments for First Group of Returning FAs

Today is Monday, September 24, 2007. This is Leslie Mayo with the APFA Hotline. American Airlines released the base assignments for the first group of returning furloughed Flight Attendants. 216 recalled Flight Attendants were previously offered reemployment effective November 13, 2007, and after filling out their base requests, have been awarded the following base assignments:…

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9.16.07 – (LAA) – Negotiator Positions Ballots Went Out Last Week, Assisting with Boarding, DEL Extended Long-Range Flying

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, September 16, 2007. From the National Ballot Committee: Ballots went out last week to all member addresses on file for the six elected Negotiator Positions of the next APFA Negotiating Team. Included with your ballot is a candidate booklet containing willingness-to-serve submissions.…

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9.01.07 – (LAA) – Negotiations Process Begins, EC Quarterly Meeting, Hotel Tips, Minimum Layover Rest

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, September 1, 2007. As Labor Day approaches, there are many things to not only be thankful for, but also many things to achieve in the next several months as we embark on the beginning of the negotiations process. The APFA National Officers…

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9.11.07 – (LAA) – Remembering 9/11

Today is September 11, 2007, and this a special Hotline message to honor the memory of our brave colleagues who perished in the line of duty six years ago today. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Each of us has our own memories of September 11, 2001, which began as a beautiful fall morning. I…

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9.09.07 – (LAA) – Ballots for Negotiating Team Have Gone Out, Language Drop Proffer, Actioin Alerts

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, September 9, 2007. From the National Balloting Committee: Ballots went out to all members this week for the six elected positions of APFA’s Negotiating Team. A copy of the Candidate Information Booklet included in the mailing can be found on APFAís Web…

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8.31.07 – (LAA) – Labor Day

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 31, 2007. As Labor Day approaches, there are many things to not only be thankful for, but also many things to achieve in the next several months as we embark on the beginning of the negotiations process. The APFA National Officers…

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8.24.07 – (LAA) – IVRS Drug Testing Procedures/Changes to AMR Reporting/and Off-Schedule Operations Presidential Grievances Filed, Deadline for Receipt of Recall Acceptances

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 24, 2007. APFA has filed three Presidential Grievances in the last 30 days against various actions by the Company. These include the Company’s recent changes to the IVRS Drug Testing Procedures, changes to AMR Events Reporting, and Off-Schedule Operations resulting in…

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8.18.07 – (LAA) – Returning Furloughed FAs, NBC Announces Names of Those Who Submitted WTS, Customs

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, August 18, 2007. As we announced earlier this week, AA has issued recall letters to the 460 senior-most furloughed flight attendants on the recall list. APFA is hopeful, and will continue to attempt to persuade AA that staffing is sparse and we…

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8.15.07 – (LAA) – Fourth FA Recall, Candidates for Negotiators

Today is Wednesday, August 15, 2007. This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator with a Hotline update. Just over three months ago, we saw the fourth Flight Attendant recall in as many years. Today, APFA is pleased to announce the second Flight Attendant recall of this year to the most senior 460 Flight Attendants…

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