Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2007 Hotlines

8.10.07 – (LAA) – Customs, Contact Congress about Extension of Recall Rights

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 10, 2007. From the Vice President’s Department: If you are asked by management to provide a written statement in reference to any situation that could result in discipline to you or to another AA employee, please contact APFA immediately. If you…

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8.03.07 – (LAA) – Arpey Letter, Contact Congress to Include OSHA Protection for FAs

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 3, 2007. Employees received a “Dear Colleague/Thank you” letter from Gerard Arpey this week re: the 2nd Quarter Earnings. That’s a whole lot of money to spend on a letter that could’ve gone toward next year’s profit sharing that we’re all…

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7.30.07 – (LAA) – Hotline Correction

This is Leslie Mayo with a Hotline correction for July 30, 2007. The dollar amount of OSHA fines against AA was reported on last week’s hotline as nearly $1/4 of a billion. The correct amount is nearly $1/4 of a million; five times the amount of the average OSHA fine levied against an airline. It…

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7.27.07 – (LAA) – X-ray Screening and Hand Searches on Crew Bags, OSHA Fines to AA

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 27, 2007. As we reported earlier this week, crewmembers entering the U.S. should be aware that Customs has increased random X-ray screening and hand searches on crew bags in an effort to crack down on undeclared items purchased out of the…

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7.25.07 – (LAA) – Welcome Back to Some Furloughed FAs

Today is Wednesday, July 25th. This is Leslie Mayo with a special APFA Hotline. After nearly three years of stagnation, we are very happy to welcome back some of our furloughed members to active status. A total of 131 recalled Flight Attendants begin flying today our of BOS, DCA and LGA. This is great news…

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7.20.07 – (LAA) – TWA Flight 800, FAA Reauthorization Bill, Furlough Recall

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 20, 2007. This week I’d like to begin with a follow-up from last week’s rumor control, address AMR’s earnings report and follow up with a few industry news items. But first, to the families, friends and loved ones of those who…

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7.13.07 – (LAA) – Rumor Control

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 13, 2007. This week, I will be starting with Rumor Control right off the bat. Q: I hear legislation is being introduced that will give the former TWA Flight Attendants their seniority back. Is this true? A: No. There is no…

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7.08.07 – (LAA) – Status of Active Lawsuits Filed Against Our Union, Non-Reving, Seniority List, Skyword Issue, Chicago Security Badges

You have reached the APFA Hotline for Sunday, July 8, 2007. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Periodically, during the last three years, I have reported out to the APFA membership via the Skyword and Hotline the status of active lawsuits filed against our union – the APFA. There presently remain two primary active claims…

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7.01.07 – (LAA) – FA System Seniority List Complete and DECS will Be Updated 7/2, Skyword Shipping

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, July 1, 2007. The annual Flight Attendant System Seniority list is complete and DECS will be updated on Monday, July 2. You may review a copy of the list on APFA’s web site. Please email any discrepancies you may find along with…

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6.22.07 – (LAA) Solidarity Steering Committee

Today is Friday, June 22, 2007. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with a Hotline message to the APFA membership. This week, the APFA leadership met for three days creating union policy and meeting with advisors to focus on future union strategy. At the close of yesterday’s meeting, your APFA leadership formed a Solidarity Steering…

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6.15.07 – (LAA) – In the Event of a Flight Cancellation, Speaker Reserves Drops, New Long-Layover Hotel in Marina, Smoking in England

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, June 15, 2007. From the APFA Scheduling Department: In the event of a flight cancellation, one member of the Cabin Crew (preferably FA #1) should contact Crew Tracking to determine whether the Crew will be rescheduled, held or released from duty as…

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6.09.07 – (LAA) – 2nd Quarter EC Meeting, WTS Notices for Negotiating Committee, Skyword, UnitedHealthcare

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, June 9, 2007. The second quarter APFA Executive Committee meeting took place this week at APFA Headquarters. As a reminder our Executive Committee (EC) is made-up of the four APFA National Officers and five Ad Hoc members who are elected by the 18…

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4.14.07 – (LAA) – Executive Bonuses Picketing

APFA HOTLINE APRIL 14, 2007 This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday (Saturday,) April 14, 2007. Hundreds of Flight Attendants from bases all over the country including JFK, LGA, LAX, LAX-I, SFO, and SFO-I, ORD, IOR, STL, MIA, IMA, DCA-I and of course DFW and IDF arrived at APFA…

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3.08.07 – (LAA) – Base Election Results

National Ballot Committee Results From: Leatha Harding-Berry National Ballot Committee Chairperson March 8, 2007 This is Leatha Harding-Berry, National Ballot Committee Chairperson with Base election results for the two year term beginning April 1, 2007. Today March 8, 2007 the National Ballot Committee in conjunction with Whitley Penn Accounting firm certified the results of the…

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6.02.07 – (LAA) – AA Issues HI6 Message Regarding Passenger with Tuberculosis, FAA Reauthorization Act, Executive Bonuses, Skyword Express, 30th Anniversary of APFA

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, June 2, 2007. AA has issued an HI6 message with information on the health risks associated with the passenger with Tuberculosis who traveled on Air France earlier this week. If you have further questions, please contact WEBMD via Jetnet, or call AA…

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5.27.07 – (LAA) – Luggage Security, FAA Reauthorization Bill, Virgin America Begins Operating Flights Between NYC and SFO, Bankruptcy Watch

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, May 27, 2007. From the Safety and Hotel Department, this serves as a reminder to all crewmembers whether you are Domestic or International. Each crewmember should be cognizant of the security of your crew luggage at all times. Recently, an incident occurred…

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5.20.07 – (LAA) – 30th Anniversary of APFA, EPT’s, Retirement Seminars

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, May 20, 2007. This week marks the 30th anniversary of APFA as the bargaining representative for the American Airlines Flight Attendants. Our representational history goes back 60 years beginning in 1947 when the AA Flight Attendants first joined the Air Line Stewards…

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5.16.07 – (LAA) – APFA Submits Request for Investigation by the SEC Concerning Actions of AMR Coporate Officials

Today is Wednesday, May 16, 2007. This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with a hotline update. Late this afternoon, APFA submitted a Request for Investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to the Division of Enforcement concerning certain actions of AMR corporate officials. The letter, addressed to SEC Director Linda Chapman Thomsen, requests a…

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5.15.07 – (LAA) – Proposals Set Forth for AMR’s Shareholder Meeting

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with an updated Hotline for Tuesday, May 15, 2007. This message is a follow-up to last Friday’s hotline with more information on how to cast your ballot regarding the various proposals set forth for AMR’s Shareholder meeting Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. APFA is recommending that all…

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5.11.07 – (LAA) – AMR’s Annual Sharholders Meeting

VOTE YES ON PROPOSAL 6 AT AMR’S SHAREHOLDERS MEETING This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, May 11, 2007. APFA News: On Wednesday, May 16th, AMR will be holding its Annual Shareholders Meeting at Flagship University aka the AA Learning Center near DFW beginning at 8:00 a.m. APFA leadership…

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5.07.07 – (LAA) – Recall Notices Being Mailed

Today is Monday, May 7, 2007. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA president, with a Hotline update. APFA is pleased to announce that recall notices will be mailed today to the 200 most senior Flight Attendants on our furlough recall list effective July 24, 2007. Accept or Reject Re-employment letters have been sent today and must…

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5.04.07 – (LAA) – Boarding Proceedures, OSO, 777 Inoperative Crew Rest Bunks/Seats

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, May 4, 2007. APFA News: As we mentioned last week, in order to ensure all legality and safety regulations have been met, passenger boarding should only be accomplished by those Flight Attendants assigned to the flight by either Crew Scheduling or Crew…

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4.28.07 – (LAA) – 30th Anniversary Issue of Skyword, Airlines’ Earnings

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, April 28, 2007. The combined State of the Union and 30th Anniversary issue of Skyword will begin to ship next week. This special edition contains picketing photos from every base on April 17th, as well as our April 13th kickoff event in…

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4.20.07 – Bonus Campaign 2007, 2007 Proxy Statement

From the picket line at JFK Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Today is Friday, April 20th. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with an update on our Bonus Campaign 2007. This last week, the APFA membership and leadership took our executive compensation protest to the public forum. Thousands of our members have once again become activist…

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4.08.07 – (LAA) – Executive Bonuses APFA Leadership Letter, Adventist Contact Negotiations

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, April 8, 2007. (Please note clarifications below on confirmed vs postential cities we will be picketing in as well as details for April 13th kick-off event in Euless, TX.) APFA ALERT: By now, you should have received your APFA leadership letter addressing…

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