Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2008 Hotlines

4.19.08 – (LAA) – AA Announces that it will Test the Sale of Retail Items on Transcon and Hawaii Flights

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, April 19, 2008. AA announced this week that it will test the sale of retail items on certain transcon and Hawaii flights for one week beginning May 15. This new ‘flying-store’ concept will further increase the workload on board for Flight Attendants.…

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4.16.08 – (LAA) – Call to Action to “Decline and Resign”, AMR Reports Loss

Today is April 16 and this is APFA President Laura Glading with a call to action. In a campaign begun two weeks ago we demanded that the top five executives of American Airlines refuse their annual bonuses until our Flight Attendants had a ratified Contract. You have shown your support and unity by sporting tags…

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4.15.08 – (LAA) National Coordinators and Division Rep Appointees Confirmed

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, April 15, 2008. On April 1, 2008, APFA President Laura Glading called for AA’s top five senior managers to forego their mid-April bonuses until the Unions had a Contract – or resign their positions. Today, our company’s top-level management is scheduled to…

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4.10.08 – (LAA) – AA Agrees to Pay Protection for FAs

This is APFA President Laura Glading with an important Hotline message for Thursday, April 10, 2008. I am pleased to advise our members that, following discussions with AA regarding the MD80 flight cancellations in April and the resulting financial hardship it would have on our members, the Company has agreed to pay protection for flight…

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4.09.08 – (LAA) – APFA Filing Presidential Grievance on Decision to Ground MD-80 Fleet

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with an updated hotline for Wednesday, April 9, 2008. In light of yesterday’s decision to ground the entire MD-80 fleet for the second time in two weeks, APFA will again demand trip pay protection from the Company. Furthermore, APFA is in the process of filing a Presidential Grievance…

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4.04.08 – (LAA) – More Recalled Members Recalled, Furloughs

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 4, 2008. As was previously announced, despite APFA’s efforts to encourage management to do the right thing, for now, APFA will not turn down a method for FAs to protect their paychecks as a result of the MD-80 cancellations last week.…

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4.01.08 – (LAA) – Laura Glading and Other NO’s Assume Office, “Decline or Resign” Campaign

This is Laura Glading, APFA President, with a Special Hotline, for April 1, 2008. As Brett, Denise, Juan and I assume office today, I would first like to acknowledge the selfless service of our predecessors, Tommie, Greg and Cathy as their term of office comes to an end, and wish them every success in the…

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3.28.08 – (LAA) – Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements with US Airways and Northwest Airlines

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 28, 2008. March 28, 2008APFA is pleased to announce reciprocal cabin seat agreements with US Airways and Northwest Airlines bringing to 8 the total number of airlines we have secured cabin seat agreements with. USAirways’ agreement will be effective April 1,…

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3.25.08 – (LAA) – Reciprocal Agreements, InFlight Manuals

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline update for Friday, March 25, 2008. APFA is pleased to announce reciprocal cabin seat agreements with US Airways and Northwest Airlines bringing to 8 the total number of airlines we have secured cabin seat agreements with. USAirways’ agreement will be effective April 1, 2008,…

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3.16.08 – (LAA) – National Officer Transitioning Into Office, FAA at LAX for Safety Manual Checks, Primary Vaction Awards

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, March 16, 2008. The newly-elected National Officers – Laura Glading, Denise Pointer and Juan Barrera, have spent the last two weeks transitioning into their positions along with incumbent Vice President Brett Durkin. These officers will begin their four-year term on April 1,…

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3.07.08 – (LAA) – Tommie Hutto-Blake Turns Over Chairperson of the Negotiating Team to Laura Glading, AA and APFA Exchange Section 6 Notices

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 7, 2008. Yesterday, APFA President Tommie Hutto-Blake turned over the position of Chairperson of the APFA Negotiating Team to President-elect Laura Glading. Laura’s term as APFA President begins April 1, 2008, however, during her transition into the office of President she…

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2.29.08 – (LAA) – Tommie Hutto-Blake Congratulates Laura Glading and Team on Elections

Today is Friday, February 29, 2008, this is APFA President Tommie Hutto-Blake. I want to foremost offer my congratulations to the Glading team who will assume APFA National Office on April 1st. Laura, Brett, Denise and Juan are professionals who are ready from day one to take on the many collective challenges on behalf the…

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2.26.08 – (LAA) – APFA Presidential Election Results

This is Leatha Harding-Berry, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, February 26, 2008 the National Ballot Committee in conjunction with the Whitley Penn Accounting Firm certified the results of the National Officer Run-Off election. The results are as follows: For President – Laura Glading received 6420 votes and John Ward received 5363 votes.…

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2.22.08 – (LAA) – APFA Addresses Merger Rumors, Pilot Retirement Cancellations

This is Leslie Mayo with an updated Hotline for Friday evening, February 22, 2008. In response to media reports that AA met with the three unions on the property this week regarding a possible merger; APFA would like to assure our members that absolutely no details of any kind have been disclosed to APFA regarding…

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2.20.08 – (LAA) – Ballots for National Officer Election Picked Up, Vacation Bidding Is Open

This is the APFA Hotline for Wednesday February 20, 2008. Ballots for the National Officer run off election will be picked up from the designated APFA post office box in Dallas, Texas at 0900 on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Your ballot must be received in the post office box on or before 0900 on February…

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2.17.08 – (LAA) – National Officer Run-Off Election, Denise Hedges

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, February 17, 2008. Ballots for the National Officer Run-Off Election are due in the designated PO Box on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. If you have not received your ballot or have misplaced your ballot, please contact the National Ballot Committee immediately to…

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2.09.08 – (LAA) – British Customs, Ballot for National Officer Election, Presidential Grievances, Annual BOD Convention, Negotiating Team

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Saturday, February 9, 2008. British Customs is conducting frequent bag searches upon arrival in the U.K. Be sure to review procedures and bring only allowed items into the U.K. Also, properly declare these items on your form for landing. Information on what is…

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2.08.08 – (LAA) – Results of Chicago International VC Election

This is Leatha Harding-Berry with the a hotline update for Friday, February 8, 2008. The National Ballot Committee in conjunction with the Whitley Penn Accounting firm has certified the results of the Chicago International Vice Chairperson election. The results are as follows: Debbie Bauer received 305 votes, Jennifer Chivers received 404 votes and Kevin Johnson…

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1.30.08 – (LAA) – Negotiations Online Survey, APFA Presidential Candidate Debate

INTRO LINE: Today is Wednesday, January 30, 2008. To listen to details of the Negotiations Online Survey extension, Press 3. To listen to details of the APFA Presidential candidate debate scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2008, press 2. To listen to the general hotline dated January 23, 2008, press 1. Finally, you no longer have…

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1.23.08 – (LAA) National Officer Ballot Count Leads to Run Off Election

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, January 23, 2008. As the APFA Ballot Committee announced, the National Officer ballot count took place last Thursday. Since no candidate received 50% plus 1 of the valid votes cast, there will be a run-off election between the two candidates receiving the…

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1.17.08 – (LAA) NBC Certifies Results of National Officer Election

This is Leatha Harding-Berry, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, January 17, 2008, the National Ballot Committee certified the results of the National Officer election. The results are as follows: for President Steven Baumert received 1284 votes, Laura Glading received 3965 votes, Rock Salomon received 1336 votes and John Ward received 3196 votes.…

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1.16.08 – (LAA) – AMR Reports 4th Quarter Loss

Today is January 16, 2008. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President with a special APFA Hotline. This morning AMR reported a fourth quarter loss of $69 million bringing the AMR annual earnings for 2007 to $504 million, $365 million of which is attributed to American Airlines. Although this is the first time since 2000 that…

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1.13.08 – (LAA) – Flight Attendant Strategic Bargaining Summit, National Officer Election Ballots Due, WTS for Ad Hoc Places 1 and 2, BOD Convention

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, January 13, 2008. Negotiations: The APFA Negotiating Team and National Officers spent three days this past week co-hosting the first-ever Flight Attendant Strategic Bargaining Summit in Washington, D.C. This Summit is an extension of the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, comprised of…

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1.06.08 – (LAA) – BOD Meets in DC

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, January 6, 2008. On Friday, the APFA Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C., to address a number of important issues for APFA members. During this meeting, the Board strongly endorsed the December 20, 2007, Settlement Agreement between APFA and AA providing…

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