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8.14.09 – (LAA) – OUR TURN Around Campaign, Presidential Grievance Filed Over Cash Collection Procedures, Email Your Senators

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, August 14, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Watch your mail: OUR TURN Around Campaign is starting. Presidential Grievance filed over cash collection procedures. Send us your info. Email your support for Flight Attendant friendly Senate bills today! FURLOUGH MITIGATION OPTIONS RESULTS EXPECTED SOON At the end of July, proffers closed for…

8.07.09 – (LAA) – Show Our Unity, STL Base VC Elections, Email Your Senators, Membership Outreach Meetings

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, August 7. QUICK ALERTS The time to Show our Unity is now! Wear only your APFA Pin and Wings. STL Base Vice Chairperson elections. See details below and online. (click here ) Email your Senators to urge support of Flight…

8.01.09 – (LAA) – Mediated Bargaining with AA Ends

An August 1 HotLine update from APFA President Laura Glading On Friday, July 31, in Washington, DC, your APFA Negotiating Team ended the second of two full weeks of mediated bargaining with American Airlines for a new and improved contract. Tentative agreements were reached on six additional articles. The talks concluded, however, without the complete…

7.31.09 – (LAA) – Show Our Unity, APFA and Company Meet in 2nd Week-Long Mediated Bargaining Session, Legislation Action Alerts, Retriement Seminar, Onboard Retail Sales Poll

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, July 31, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Show our Unity! Wear only your APFA Pin and Wings! APFA and company meet in second week-long mediated bargaining session. Legislation Action Alerts: email your Senators on two important bills. (details below) Retirement Seminar at DFW – 0900 on August 3. (details below) Taken…

7.28.09 – (LAA) – Travel Seperation Program, Overage Leaves of Absence, Modified Partnership Flying

Special HotLine Update for July 28, 2009 – Reminder of deadlines for furlough mitigation options The deadlines for submission of ballots or election forms for the various furlough mitigation options currently being proffered are quickly approaching. The election form for the Travel Separation Program for active, eligible Flight Attendants must be submitted by: 11pm (2300)…

7.24.09 – (LAA) – Show OUR UNITY, Furlough Mitigation Options, Email Your Senators Today, Retirement Seminar at DFW

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, July 24, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Show our Unity! Wear only your APFA Pin and Wings! One week remains for Furlough Mitigation options. Get the word out. Email your Senators today to encourage support for Family Leave for crewmembers. (click here) Retirement Seminar at DFW – 0900 on August 3.…

7.17.09 – (LAA) – Show OUR UNITY, Manual Up-to-Date, Proffers of Furlough Mitigation Option, Email Your Senators, Retirement Seminars at DFW

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, July 17, 2009. QUICK ALERTS Show our Unity! Wear only your Pins and Wings! Manual up-to-date? FAA expected in NYC area (LGA, EWR, JFK) for compliance checks next week. Proffers for Furlough Mitigation options now open. More information online. (click here) Email your Senators to Support the Technical Corrections…

7.10.09 – (LAA) – Pins and Wings Campaign, Proffers for Furlough Mitigation, Airline Deregulation, Retirement Seminars at DFW

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, July 10. QUICK ALERTS Pins and Wings campaign is in full swing! Management is watching. Are you in compliance? Proffers for Furlough Mitigation options now open. Demos Report – “Flying Blind: Airline Deregulation, 30 Years Later”. Read details and follow links to report and press release below. Retirement Seminars…

7.03.09 – (LAA) – Pins and Wings Campaign, Proffers for Overage Leaves, Modified Partnership Flying, New Membership Quick Poll, Retirement Seminars in DFW, Unfounded Rumors

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, July 3. QUICK ALERTS Pins and Wings campaign is in full swing! Participate and spread the word. Proffers for Overage Leaves and Modified Partnership Flying (Part Time) now open. Read below and online for details. New Membership Quick Poll on…

6.25.09 – (LAA) – Proffers for Overage Leaves and Modified Partnership Flying, Pins and Wings Campaign, STL Membership Outreach Meeting, Onboard Retail Sales, Retirement Seminars

APFA weekly HotLine update for Thursday, June 25, 2009. QUICK ALERTS — Proffers for Overage Leaves and Modified Partnership Flying (Part Time) opens June 25. Many new Overage Leave options and improvements to Partnership implemented. Read below and online for details. — Pins and Wings campaign is in full swing! Participate and spread the word..…

6.19.09 – (LAA) STL Membership Outreach Meeting Place Change, Pins and Wings Campaign, NEGOTIATE IT Onboard Sales, American Increases Order for 737 Aircraft

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, June 19 QUICK ALERTS STL Membership Outreach Meeting place has changed. Read below for new location. Pins and Wings campaign is in full swing! Wear only your APFA Union pin and wings (and any required name tag) on your uniform jacket. Have your returned your “NEGOTIATE IT” Onboard Sales…

6.15.09 – (LAA) – APFA Issues Statement Regarding Onboard Sales Programs

APFA issues statement regarding Onboard Sales programs Dear APFA member, On Friday, American issued a special briefing on the “Order Onboard with SkyMall” program. Under the program, Flight Attendants may participate in the sale of products from the SkyMall catalogue for which they will receive a commission. As we have previously stated, compensation must be…

6.12.09 – (LAA) – Onboard Retail Sales Without a Contract, Onboard Sales Membership Poll

  Untitled DocumentThis is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Weekly HotLine update for Friday, June 12, 2009. Onboard Retail Sales without a contract! How many do YOU think will really do it? Take our Membership Poll from the APFA.org main page (login required) AA ANNOUNCES FURTHER CAPACITY CUTS – DELIVERS WARN LETTER…

6.11.09 – (LAA) – AA Outlines Further Capacity Cuts

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a Special HotLine update for June 11, 2009. In an address to Wall Street financiers today, June 11, AMR Chairman and CEO Gerard Arpey outlined further capacity cuts at American Airlines in response to the overall national and global economic conditions and the resulting, persistent decline in airline…

6.05.09 – Membership Outreach Meetings Begin, Onboard Sales, Quarterly Executive Committee Meeting, Southwest Pilots Reject Tentative Agreement, Air France 447, Memorial Plaque,

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Weekly HotLine update for Friday, June 5, 2009. The Leave of Absence (PLOA) proffer for July/August/September closes June 10 (10:00 AM central)! A link to information and the proffer ballot is available on the APFA website (or click here to go directly to the Flight…

5.29.09 – (LAA) – Mediation Concluded, Membership Outreach Meetings, Negotiations Update, Travel Safety, FAA Alert, FAA Certficiation Card, Mexico Service Reductions Update, International Crew Clearance

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a Special Update for Saturday, May 30. Mediation concluded in Washington D.C. last night and, although we were able to sign off on Article 10 – Reserve, the company continues to demonstrate that they are unwilling to give us the contract we deserve. We are disappointed, yet determined…

5.22.09 – (LAA) – Southwest Airlines FAs Vote in Favor of Contract, Membership Outreach Meetings, Negotiations Update, Annual AMR Shareholders Meeting, Mexico Service Reductions Update, International Crew Clearance, WINGS Golf Tournament

APFA WEEKLY HOTLINE UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009 INDUSTRY NEWS Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants voted 89% in favor of the contract which provides annual pay raises of up to 3 percent, an increase in 401 (k) contributions, and improved work rules and benefits. Congratulations to our brothers and sisters at TWU Local 556! It’s…

5.15.09 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Save the Date, Federal Mediation Means, Reps in Ops at JFK, Mexico Service Reductions Update, International Crew Clearance, Baggage Fees Adding Up, Golf Tournament Benefiting the WINGS Foundation

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, May 15, 2009. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Earlier this week, on Tuesday, May 12, your APFA Negotiating Team resumed talks with the company in Dallas under the guidance of our federal mediator. This followed a week of internal team planning meetings. There were also discussions between the APFA and AA scheduling…

5.08.09 – (LAA) – Mexico Schedule Reduction, Negotiations Update, Negotiating Team on the Road, Reconfigured 757, Phone Tree Updates, NY Retirement Seminars, WINGS Golf Tournament

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, May 8, 2009. Watch our new YouTube video: “The Ins and Outs of Airline Federal Mediation” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZoL5LQAQMI MEXICO SCHEDULE REDUCTION Responding to reduced passenger traffic amidst concerns over the Swine (H1N1) flu, American has recently followed the lead of several other carriers and announced significant schedule reductions in flights…

5.01.09 – (LAA) – Swine Flu Outbreak, Phone Tree Updates, Negotiations Update, NY Retirement Seminars, Domestic Mutual Training Reminder, APFA Members Speak Out in APFA’s YouTube Videos, WINGS Golf Tournament

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM APFA PRESIDENT LAURA GLADING This is APFA President Laura Glading and today is May 1, 2009. One year has passed since we began bargaining with American Airlines for a new working agreement with the monetary, scheduling and work life improvements we need. Though our goal of a new contract by today has…

4.28.09 – (LAA) – Swine Flu Outbreaks

An important HotLine update for April 28, 2009, from the APFA Health, Safety/Security and Hotel Coordinators: As you know, news headlines continue to be dominated by reports on the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, especially in and around Mexico City. There are confirmed or suspected cases in several other countries included limited reports from…

4.24.09 – (LAA) – Airlines Quarterly Earnings, Negotiations Update, Domestic Mutual Transfer Reminder, Safety Manual Alert from the Safety and Security Department, APFA Membes Speak Out on YouTube

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, April 24, 2009. Please note that APFA InfoReps are actively making phone calls to all members to update the APFA Phone Tree data and ask a few questions about Union communications and participation. If you receive such a call please take a few minutes of your time to provide…

4.17.09 – (LAA) – Airline Quarterly Earnings, Executive Bonuses,

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, April 17, 2009. See our new YouTube video! Share it with your coworkers, friends and family. Add your comments and ask them to add theirs. Flight Attendants Speak Out! AIRLINE QUARTERLY EARNINGS On Wednesday, April 15, American Airlines’ parent company AMR, reported first quarter 2009 earnings – a loss…

4.09.09 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, FA Union Coalition, Executive Bonuses, WINGS Golf Tournament, Spring 2009 Skyword, ORD Retirment Seminar

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Thursday, April 9, 2009. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Your APFA Negotiating Team continues its drive to make May Day, Pay Day as mediated talks with the Company continued last week. Tentative Agreements on five more articles were attained. They are Articles: 11 –…

4.03.09 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Furloughs, Executive Bonuses, LHR Crew Clearance, Silent Observer Agreement, ORD Retirement Seminar, WINGS Golf Tournament, Phone Tree Information, PVD Overpayment Adjustments, American Eagle Employment, Scheduling Q

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, April 3, 2009. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Your APFA Team and the Company’s negotiators met under mediation for several days this week beginning Tuesday, March 31. The planned schedule of internal Team meetings, joint and mediated sessions is available through a document…

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