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4.01.09 – (LAA) – Special Announcement from the APFA National Officers

A special announcement from the APFA National Officers Today, April 1, marks a day of some significant changes in our Organization. First, our list of furloughed APFA members increases by over 300. While up to 410 potential furloughs were announced by the Company on February 25 – and while voluntary measures ultimately lessened the total…

3.27.09 – (LAA) Negotiators Take Their Message to the Membership, 2008 PVD Overpayment Adjustments, Voluntary Travel Seperation Program Deadline, WINGS Golf Tournament, Phone Tree Information, American Eagle Employment, Scheduling Quick Quizzes, Dues Whil

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 27, 2009. APFA NEGOTIATORS TAKE THEIR MESSAGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP Members of APFA’s Negotiating Team, joined by local Representatives, brought their message directly to members last Friday, March 20, fanning out to operations areas at each base during peak…

3.12.09 – (LAA) – SABRE Personal Mode Activity

  Special APFA Alert on SABRE Personal Mode Activity Over the past few months the company has received a number of complaints from Flight Attendants that indicated there may be possible abuses of the contracts it has with Trip Trade Services. It is the company’s responsibility to enforce the contracts they have entered into with…

3.20.09 – (LAA) – Negotiators Visit Base Ops Areas, Negotiations Update, APFA Leadership Meets with British Airways Union Counterparts, Phone Tree Information, National Mediation Board Member Appointee, News for Furloughed or Soon-to-be Furloughed Members

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 20, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. APFA NEGOTIATORS VISIT BASE OPS AREAS Members of APFA’s Negotiating Team scheduled visits to all Base Ops areas, today, March 20 in their continuing effort to keep the APFA membership informed of the progress in…

3.13.09 – (LAA) – Furlough, Company Announcements, Annual BOD Convention, Phone Tree Information, Negotiations Update, Scheduling Quick Quizzes, Secondary Round Vacation Bidding, Care Management Rollout, Note to Reserves with Volunteer to Fly (VTF) Assign

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 13, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. APRIL 1, 2009 FURLOUGH Topping APFA news this week was the announcement by Flight Service that, despite attempts at mitigating through voluntary means all of the manning overage that the company had detailed on February…

3.10.09 – (LAA) – Special Message from Laura Glading

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a Special APFA HotLine update for Tuesday, March 10. Today the company announced the results of the Overage Leave, Partnership Flying and Travel Separation Program proffers which were offered to reduce or eliminate the possibility of furlough. While we are pleased that there were still some of our…

3.06.09 – (LAA) – Annual BOD Convention, Negotiations Update, Furlough Mitigation Options Update, Daylight Savings Time, Proffer Preference Purge Reminder, Primary Round Vacation Bidding Ends Soon, Scheduling Quick Quizzes, Care Managment Rollout, Note to

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for the week ending Friday, March 6, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. APFA ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONVENTION The 2009 APFA Board of Directors Convention opened on Thursday, March 5 in Boston. Scheduled through March 8, the first day’s agenda included detailed updates to…

2.27.09 – (LAA) – Deadlines Approach on Options for Mitigating Possible Furloughs, Negotiations Update, Scheduling Quick Quizzes, Elections for Base Representation, Care Management Rollout, Note to Reserves with Volunteer to Fly Assignments, Vacation Bidd

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 27, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. DEADLINES APPROACH ON OPTIONS FOR MITIGATING POSSIBLE FURLOUGHS On Wednesday, February 25, American Airlines made official their intent to furlough up to 410 of our most junior members on April 1, 2009, unless that number…

2.25.09 – (LAA) – Company Unable to Sufficiently Absorb the Expected Additioinal FA Headcount

This is a special APFA HotLine update for Wednesday, February 25. This afternoon, Lauri Curtis, American’s Vice President of Flight Service, advised in an email and HI6 message that, despite the attempts over the last several months to accommodate the Flight Attendant manning overages caused by schedule reductions and reduced passenger loads, the company has…

2.20.09 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Negotiating Opinion Survey, Scheduling Quick Quizzes, Balloting for Base Representation, Care Management Rollout, FA Fatigue Study Moves Forward, Note to Reserves with Volunteer to Fly Assignments, APFA Awards and Re

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 20, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Members from the APFA Negotiating Team met last week in Washington, DC for mediated talks with the company. Tentative Agreements were reached on Article 27 – Bereavement/Personal/Emergency Leave and Article 31 – Union…

2.13.08 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Volunteer to Fly Test Ongoing, Open Replacement Lines, US 1549 Crew Speaks Out, CO 3407 Crash Near Buffalo, Vacation Bidding, APFA Annual Convention and Banquet, Balloting for Base Representation, Benefits Deductions

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 13, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE On Tuesday, February 3, members of the APFA Negotiating Committee met with members of the Negotiating Committee from the Allied Pilots Association. During the meeting, the two teams discussed areas of common interests,…

2.06.09 – (LAA) – Negotiations Survey, VTF Test Program Continues, Base Ballot and Duplicate Ballot Requests, Convention Reminder, Corrections to Family Medical Leave Act, Due Status for Voting, Dues While on Leave

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 6, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. NEGOTIATIONS SURVEY Your APFA Negotiating Team has released a short Scheduling Opinion Survey to the membership which is now available through a link on the main page of the APFA website. Unlike the previous opinion…

1.30.09 – (LAA) – Voluntary FA Options Results, Airlines Earnings Reports, APFA Press Release, Negotiations Survey, Sharing Negotiations Knowledge, Boston Retirement Seminars, Base Elections

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, January 30, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. VOLUNTARY FLIGHT ATTENDANT OPTIONS RESULTS Flight Service has made available the results of the Overage Leave of Absence and Partnership Flying proffers which closed on January 26. As announced on Wednesday, there were sufficient proffers…

1.28.09 – (LAA) – AA Flight Service Announces that There Are Sufficient FAs Proffering One of the Voluntary Offers

Special APFA HotLine update for January 28, 2009 Today, January 28, 2009, AA Flight Service announced that there were sufficient Flight Attendants proffering one of the voluntary offers that, as a result, any potential furloughs from this projected headcount overage have been avoided. According to the release by Lauri Curtis, the company “fell slightly short…

1.23.09 – (LAA) – Airline Earnings Report, Capacity Cuts and Voluntary FA Options, Negotiatioins, Update Your Information, APFA Convention, Cabin ASAP, Dues

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, January 23, 2009. This is DFW based Flight Attendant Brenda McKenzie from the APFA Communications Department. AIRLINE EARINGS REPORTS It’s that time of year again for quarterly airline earnings reports, this time for the fourth quarter 2008, the months of October, November and December. As…

1.16.09 – (LAA) – Leave Awards and Voluntary FA Options, US Airways Incident, Cabin ASAP, Payflex and Leave Benefits Billing, Sick/Vacation Accrual, De-Icing Pay

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, January 16, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. LEAVE AWARDS AND VOLUNTARY FLIGHT ATTENDANT OPTIONS Last week, the company announced the Personal Leave of Absences awarded in response to the proffer which closed on January 7. A list of the number of leaves…

1.14.09 – (LAA) – Travel Seperation Program, Overage Leaves, Partnership Flying

Today, January 14, the Company announced a one-time proffer of additional voluntary options to Flight Attendants not on furlough to offset an expected manning overage. First will be a voluntary Travel Separation Program, providing travel benefits for either 5 or 10 years, depending on Company seniority, and upon irrevocable separation from the Company. Second will…

1.09.09 – (LAA) – Negotiating Team Prepares for Mediated Talks, VTF Test Program to Gather Data, Base Representational Elections, TSA Challenges, Turbulence Injury Procedures, Dues Status for Voting, De-Icing Pay, Bio Info on Mediator Ernie Dubester

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for January 9, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. NEGOTIATING TEAM PREPARES FOR MEDIATED TALKS APFA’s Negotiating Team met this week at APFA Headquarters to prepare for the resumption of contract talks with American. APFA and AA had jointly filed for mediation on December 19,…

1.02.09 – (LAA) – APFA Begins 2009 in Mediation, Leave of Absence Proffer, Member Information Update, Base Representation Elections, A300 Qualification Drop, Missing Hotel Amenitites, Personal Leave of Absence Info

You have reached the APFA weekly HotLine update for January 2, 2009. This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator. APFA BEGINS 2009 IN MEDIATION The end of 2008 was a busy time for your APFA Negotiating Team. Though the number of contractual articles either under active discussion with the company, or for which tentative agreements…

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