Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2009 Hotlines

12.31.09 – (LAA) – Last Few Days to Return Your Constitutional Referendum Ballot, AA 331 MIA-KIN Investigation Wrapping Up, APFA Supports UA FAs in their Day of Action, WTS for BOSI and DCA, Ad Hoc WTS Reminder

APFA weekly HotLine update for Thursday, December 31, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Last few days to return your Constitutional Referendum ballot AA 331 MIA-KIN, investigation wrapping up APFA supports United Airlines Flight Attendants in their Day of Action WTS for BOSI and DCA due Notice of Administrative and Committee positions; Ad Hoc WTS reminder Holiday office…

12.23.09 – (LAA) – AA 331 MIA-KIN Update, Return Your Consitutional Referendum Ballot Today, APFA BOD Recommends a YES Vote on All Proposed Constitutional Amendments, FML Corrections Act Signed, COBRA Benefits Subsidies Extended, National Strike Administr

APFA weekly HotLine update for Wednesday, December 23, 2009 QUICK ALERTS AA 331 MIA-KIN update Return your Constitutional Referendum ballot today! APFA Board recommends a YES vote on all proposed constitutional amendments FML corrections act signed; COBRA benefits subsidies extended National Strike Administrators announced in APFA Press Release Holiday office closure, December 24 and 25…

12.18.09 – (LAA) – Constitutional Referendum, APFA BOD Supports Ammendments to APFA Constitution, Congress Considering Extensions to Cobra Subsidies, Countdown to Lockdown, WTS Notices Posted for Ad Hoc Places on EC, Final Days to Use your 2009 Uniform Po

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 18, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Constitutional Referendum: ballots mailed to members; due January 7 APFA Board supports five amendments to APFA constitution Congress considering extensions to COBRA subsidies: email support through Capwiz today Countdown to the “lockdown” (bargaining) Willingness-to-Serve notices posted for Ad Hoc places on Executive Committee Final…

12.11.09 – (LAA) – Constitutional Referendum, Focus on Constitution, Keep the Our Turn Around Momentum Going, January Bid Leaves Offered, 2009 Uniform Points, BOSI and DCA Vice Chairperson Election, LHR Crew Clearance Hints

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 11, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Constitutional Referendum: ballot and informational booklet mailed Focus on the Constitution: dues obligation in unpaid status Keep the OUR TURN Around momentum going over the holidays through our online actions January bid leaves offered 2009 uniform ordering deadline approaches BOSI and DCA Vice Chairperson…

12.04.09 – (LAA) – Constitutional Referendum, Focus on the Constitution, Lockdown Bargaining, Press Conference on YouTube, Got Union Pin Disks, Welcome Back Involuntary Leave of Absence FAs

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, December 4, 2009 QUICK ALERTS Constitutional Referendum – information pamphlet mailed; 30-day ballot mailing Dec 8 Focus on the Constitution – membership status for non-Flight Attendant positions Negotiating Team prepares for January, “lockdown” bargaining YouTube channel updated with press conference, Nov 18 TURN AROUND picketing Wear your APFA pin…

11.25.09 – (LAA) – Leave of Absence Proffer Open, Last Five Days of Contractual Month Approaching, Future Negotiating Committees, WINGS, Airline Ambassadors, UNICEF

APFA weekly HotLine update for Wednesday, November 25, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Leave of Absence proffer open now for Jan-Mar 2010. Proffer closes soon. Last Five Days of contractual month approaching. Know the rules. Focus on the Constitution – Future Negotiating Committees Smoking in non-smoking rooms: reports on the rise Include Wings // Airline Ambassadors //…

11.20.09 – (LAA) – OUR TURN Around, Plans for Future Action, Voting Methods, Union Global Conference, PLOA

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, November 20, 2009. QUICK ALERTS OUR TURN Around – November 18 event puts our solidarity on display Plans and preparation continue for future action Focus on the Constitution – voting methods APFA present at transport union global conference PLOA proffer open now for Jan-Mar 2010. Closes 0830 Central Nov…

11.13.09 – (LAA) – OUR TURN Around, Future of US Aviation Forum, FMLA Corrections Bill Passes, PLOA Proffer Opens, Dues Increase Proposal Explained, AA 587

** REMINDER **OUR TURN Around Picketing Event **REMINDER ** Picketing events are scheduled around the system on Wednesday, November 18. REMINDER – The only Flight Attendants to turn their disk to red are those notified by the union. Do NOT turn your disk to the Red side unless you are notified by an APFA Representative…

11.6.09 – (LAA) – BOD Proposes Constitutional Changes, Member Balloting, OUR TURN Begins, 10-Day Bargaining Lockdown, NMB Introduces Balloting Fairness in New Proposal

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, November 6, 2009. QUICK ALERTS APFA Board of Directors proposes Constitutional changes, member balloting OUR TURN Around begins November 18 with picketing/leafleting 10-day bargaining “lockdown” set for January. Time for a deal now! “Let’s Talk …” email/letter from the Company. Reply: “My Negotiating Team speaks for me!” Email your…

10.30.09 – (LAA) – APFA Backs AA’s Filing for Anti-Trust Immunity with BA/IB, Resumption of Negotiation Talks, COBRA Benifit Subsidy Update, 2010 Benefits Enrollment Closes, Fall 2009 BOD Meeting

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 30, 2009. QUICK ALERTS APFA backs AA’s filing for anti-trust immunity with BA/IB, oneworld Negotiating Team prepares for resumption of talks COBRA benefit subsidy update 2010 Benefits Enrollment draws to a close Fall 2009 APFA Board of Directors meeting, November 3 and 4 APFA LENDS SUPPORT TO ANTI-TRUST…

10.23.09 – (LAA) Airline Earnings, Negotiators Focus on Cost Issues, STL Vice Chair Election Complete, 2010 Benefits Enrollment in Final Days, Retirement

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 23, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Airline earnings reporting season wraps up Negotiators focus on cost issues STL Vice Chair Election complete 2010 Benefits Enrollment in final days Retirement seminars in New York and Chicago AA Flight Attendants are true Champions for Children MORE AIRLINE EARNINGS REPORTS Following last week’s…

10.16.09 – (LAA) – 2010 Benefits Enrollment Underway, Supplemental Medical Changes, COBRA Benefits for Those on Furlough, Leaves of Absence, H1N1 Flu Vaccines

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 16, 2009. QUICK ALERTS 2010 Benefits Enrollment underway Supplemental Medical changes COBRA benefits for those on furlough, leaves of absence H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccines With this being the season of benefits open enrollment, with the recent changes to COBRA, and news over the H1N1 flu, this weekís HotLine…

10.09.09 – (LAA) – OUR TURN Bag Inserts, Mobilization, H1N1, STL VC Ballots Due, Retirment Seminars, IDF Base Meeting

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 9, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Get your bag tags here. New OUR TURN bag tag inserts available. Negotiating Team prepares to mobilize the membership. H1N1 virus continues to make the news. Read below for tips and advice. Extra effort needed from targeted states on the legislative front. (details below)…

10.02.09 – (LAA) – OUR TURN Bag Tag Inserts, GOT UNION Yellow Discs, Virtual Picket Line, STL VC Ballots Due, Retirement Seminars, IDF Base Meeting

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, October 2, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Get your bag tags here. New OUR TURN bag tag inserts available. Let’s see a GOT UNION yellow disk on every uniform! Show you support our fight. Gear up for the real thing! Practice your “march” on the APFA virtual picket line. STL Vice…

10.01.09 – (LAA) – Special Message from APFA President Laura Glading

  Special HotLine message from APFA President Laura Glading for October 1, 2009. Dear APFA Member, Today, six months to the day following the furlough by American of over 300 APFA members last April, we see the departure of 228 more of our colleagues who are going on furlough status for an undetermined time. These…

9.25.09 – (LAA) – APFA Meets with DC Officials, GOT UNION Yellow Discs, Virtual Picket Line, OUR TURN Bag Tag Inserts, SLT VC Election, Retirement Seminars

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, September 25, 2009. QUICK ALERTS APFA meets with Washington officials over the state of our talks. GOT UNION yellow disk on every uniform! Show you support our fight. Gear up for the real thing! Practice your “march” on the APFA virtual picket line. New OUR TURN bag tag inserts…

9.21.09 – (LAA) – Appeal Over the Restructruing Participation Agreement

Special APFA HotLine from APFA President Laura Glading for Monday, September 21, 2009. Dear APFA Member, Today, September 21, we have been advised by our legal counsel that the appeal over the Restructuring Participation Agreement (RPA) lawsuit decision (the “Lindsay case” formerly known as the “Marcoux case”) has been decided in APFA’s favor. The initial…

9.18.09 – (LAA) – AA Announces a Major Network Restructuring, Mediated Talks with AA, STL VC Ballots Due, Retirement Seminars, OUR TURN Bag Inserts

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, September 18, 2009. QUICK ALERTS American announces a major network restructuring. Mediated talks with AA held this week in Dallas. Click here to view our new video. STL based? Watch for your Vice Chairperson election ballot in the mail soon. ** UPDATED ** Retirement seminars scheduled at DFW on…

9.17.09 – (LAA) – AA Announces New Financing Initiatives and Network Restructuring

AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCING INITIATIVES AND NETWORK RESTRUCTURING American today, September 17, 2009, announced what was termed a “series of actions that will better position it to meet the industry’s near-term economic challenges while continuing to build on its foundation and strategy for long-term success.” These actions consist of several financial initiatives as well…

9.11.09 – (LAA) – 9/11 Eight Years Later, OUR TURN Yellow Disc, SLT VC Ballots to be Mailed, Starting a Leave of Absence

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, September 11, 2009. QUICK ALERTS 9-11 eight years later: We will never forget. (click here) APFA pin? Check! Yellow disk? Check! OUR TURN Around Campaign continues. STL Vice Chairperson ballots to be mailed soon. (details below or click here) Important notes for those on or starting a leave of…

9.04.09 – (LAA) – Furlough Mitigation Results for the Oct RIF Announced, APFA Virtual Picket Line, GOT UNION Yellow Disc

Go to Elections and Ballot page for results of STL Vice Chair Willingness-to-Serve (click here) APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, September 4, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Furlough mitigation results for the October RIF announced. (click here to watch video) Have you added your name to the APFA Virtual Picket Line? Do it today! (click here)…

9.01.09 – (LAA) – Mitigating AA’s Potential Furlough

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special HotLine update for September 1. Today we have the results of what has been a tremendously complex process of mitigating American’s potential furlough of up to 1,200 of our members. The process was made all the more complicated by the recent notice of the COBRA medical…

8.28.09 – (LAA) – Skyword Online Available, Virtual Picket Line, GOT UNION Disc

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, August 28, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Skyword Online for Summer 2009 is now available. Go to: index.php?&view=category&id=35 Are you “marching” on the picket line yet? Add your name now to the APFA Virtual Picket Line at www.APFAvirtualpicket.com Wear the yellow “GOT UNION” disk behind your APFA pin and show you…

8.21.09 – (LAA) – Furlough Mitigation Proffers ReOpen, Virtual Picket Line, OUR TURN Around Campaign, Email Your Senators

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, August 21, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Furlough Mitigation Proffers reopen for one week. New COBRA Medical Benefit features. APFA Virtual Picket Line now up and marching. Click here and join in today. Watch your mail: OUR TURN Around Campaign is starting. Add yellow disk to your APFA pin. Still time…

8.18.09 – (LAA) – Overage Leave Reopening and Modified Partnership Flying Proffers

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special HotLine update. Today, August 18, American announced the reopening of the Overage Leave and Modified Partnership Flying proffers for a period of one week. Since first announced in June, APFA has explored every option available to help offset the potential furlough by American of up to…

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