Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2010 Hotlines

12.31.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Begin Another Round of Bargaining, Human Trafficking, Day of Action, Recall Update, WTS, Manual Audit, Last 5 Days of the Month, Early Retirement

APFA Weekly HotLine Update for the week ending December 31, 2010 BACK TO THE TABLE Negotiate08@apfa.org As a reminder, the APFA Negotiators will be returning to the table on January 4-6 in Nashville for another round of bargaining. We will provide you with an update at the conclusion of the meetings. A MESSAGE FROM THE…

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12.24.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Day of Action, Recall Update, WTS, Disontinuation of LTCI, Uniform Points, British Airways and Iberia Expand Code Sharing

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending December 24, 2010 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Negotiate08@apfa.org The APFA Negotiating Team is well prepared for its negotiation sessions with the Mediation Board (NMB) and AA on January 4-6 in Nashville. APFA will provide you with an update upon conclusion of the sessions. DAY OF ACTION United Flight Attendants…

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12.21.10 – (LAA) – President’s Winter Skyword Article Published

This is DFW Flight Attendant Brenda McKenzie with a Special HotLine Update for Tuesday, December 21, 2010 APFA President, Laura Glading’s 2010 Winter Skyword article has been published in Skyword Online. In her article Laura describes the current state of negotiations and the changing culture of the National Mediation Board. Please visit the APFA website…

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12.17.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, FAAC Recommends How to Fix Industry, Recall Update, WTS, Discontinue Sale of LTCI, Smart Phone Travel App, Uniform Points

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending December 17, 2010 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org The APFA Negotiating Team met this week in preparation for its January 4-6 meeting with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The parties will be meeting in Nashville for a long awaited round of negotiations since their last negotiated session in May.…

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12.10.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Recall Update, WTS, FAA in LAX and MIA, Safety Department, LTCI, ORD Retirement Briefings, No Union Representation for Delta Gate and Ticket Agents

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, December 10, 2010 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiatiate08@apfa.org Last week’s Hotline reported that the National Mediation Board (NMB) had informed APFA not to expect bargaining during our meeting in January. APFA President Laura Glading received an e-mail late Wednesday afternoon from NMBís Director of Mediation Services, Larry Gibbons, noticing the…

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12.03.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations, AA Security Department Investigations, 3rdQ EC meeting, Retirement Representative Training, Recall Update, Body Scanners, Luggage Points, Manual Audits, WTS

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday, December 3, 2010 NEGOTIATIONS Our meeting with the National Mediation Board’s Director of Mediated Services, Larry Gibbons is set for January 4-6, 2011. The parties have agreed to meet outside of the DFW and DC areas. The meeting will take place in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Gibbons…

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11.24.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Skyword Update, TWU Negotations, Recall Update, Duty Free Commissioin Checks, AIT Body ScannersAirplane Geeks Podcast, WTS, JFK and ORD Retirement Briefings, Delta Stock and Stores Workers Reject Union Representatio

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Wednesday, November 24, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Details are still being finalized for our meeting with National Mediation Board’s Director of Mediated Services, Larry Gibbons. The dates are set for January 4-6, 2011. Location has yet to be determined. The APFA Negotiating…

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11.19.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Remember Novementer, TSA Enhanced Screening Procedures, Recall Update, Southwest FAs Ratify Contract, Delta Baggage Workgroup Reject Union Representation, Happy Hour, JFK Retirement Briefing

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday, November 19, 2010 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Late yesterday, APFA President Laura Glading heard from the National Mediation Board (NMB). Director of Mediation Services, Larry Gibbons, will meet with both the APFA and AA Negotiating Teams the first week of January. Details are still being finalized and will…

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11.18.10 – (LAA) – 17th Anniversary of Strike Against AA

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator Jeff Pharr with a Special Hotline Update for Thursday, November 18, 2010. Today marks the 17th anniversary of our strike against American Airlines. This day reminds us what we can do when we stand together. We are all frustrated with these current negotiations, but we must not let our…

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11.12.10 – (LAA) Negotiations Update, APFA on Wall Street, Meeting of the AA Unions, FAA in ORD, AIT Body Scanner Update, Carry-on Assist, In Memorium of Flight 587

This is APFA Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the weekly hotline update for Friday, November 12, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE We’ve received copies of hundreds of letters and e-mails sent to the National Mediation Board (NMB) asking them to allow the Railway Labor Act to move forward – stories of hardships and suffering as a result…

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11.05.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Delta Rejects Union Representation, CWA Wins Representation at Piedmont, Allegint Wants Union, Two Forms of ID, Calling in SK, DFW Reps in Ops, APFA Says No to AIT, WINGS

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the weekly Hotline Update for Friday, November 5, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE After APFA President Laura Glading announced a Call to Action last week, asking each Flight Attendant to tell their story directly to the National Mediation Board, the letters and e-mails are pouring in. Laura…

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10.29.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Tell the NMB Capwiz, Recall Update, New Passenger and Crew member Screening Procedures, Benefits Enrollment, Continental FAs Reject TA, FAA in SFO, AA Wins Battle for Domain Names

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the weekly Hotline Update for Friday, October 29, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Earlier this week APFA President Laura Glading issued a Call To Action for all APFA members. “I have been expressing your hardships, and frustrations with American, since the onset of mediation, but perhaps it…

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10.27.10 – (LAA) – Call to Action – Write the NMB

CALL TO ACTION Hello ñ†this is APFA President Laura Glading with a Call To Action Message this Wednesday, October 27, 2010. The Negotiating Team left the meeting with two of the top NMB staff members – Chief of Staff Dan Rainey and Director of Mediation Service Larry Gibbons – last week incredibly frustrated. I traveled…

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10.22.10 – (LAA) – Negotations Update, Recall Update, FAA in NYC, 2011 Benefits Enrollment, Secure Flight Program, WINGS

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, October 22, 2010. Negotiations Update As reported earlier this week, APFA President Laura Glading and the APFA Negotiating Team met with the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) Chief of Staff, Dan Rainey and Director of Mediation, Larry Gibbons. The meeting left…

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10.19.10 – (LAA) – Glading Makes Presentation to NMB Regarding What Has Transpired Over the Past Two Years

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a Special Hotline Update from Washington D.C for Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Earlier today, APFAís President Laura Glading and Negotiating Table Team made a presentation to the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) Chief of Staff, Dan Rainey, and Director of Mediation, Larry Gibbons. The presentation consisted of…

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10.15.10 – (LAA) – Email Hotline Update, Negotiations Update, FA Recall Update, Transfer Update, Human Trafficking Update, SFO Downtown Hilton Strike, Midterm Elections, 2011 Benefits Enrollment, Delta Representation Election Update, Jetstar

APFA Weekly HotLine Update for the week ending Friday, October 15, 2010 Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, October 15, 2010. E-mail Hotline Update Today’s hotline was delivered by our new Hotline server. This new delivery system will streamline the process and allow you to…

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10.08.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, APFA BOD Fall Meeting, Recalls, JBA Begins to Pay Off, Low-Time Flyers, MidTerm Elections, Email Down, 2011 Benefits Enrollment, Supplemental Medical, Retirement Seminar

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the weekly Hotline Update for Friday, October 8, 2010. **ATTENTION HOTLINE RECIPIENTS** Beginning with next week’s Hotline, we will transition to our new server. If you are an APFA member, please go to https://members.www.apfa.org and update your e-mail address. That database will be used to…

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10.06.10 – (LAA) – AA Announces Recall of Up to 545 FAs

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a Special Hotline Update for Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Earlier today American announced the recall of up to 545 Flight Attendants. The recall will be accomplished in two phases. Approximately 225 of the most senior Flight Attendants on the recall list will be mailed recall letters…

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10.01.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, APFA BOD Fall Meetings, Drug Testing, AFA Representatioin Election at Delta, Email Down, Free Drinks in Domestic Admirals Clubs, DFW-D and MIA-D, Leaving Messages from a Cell Phone, Retirement Seminar, Hotline Distr

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, October 01, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE A new date has been set for the APFA Negotiating Table Team to meet with the National Mediation Board (NMB). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. Updates…

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9.30.10 – (LAA) – New Date Set for APFA Negotiating Table Team to Meet with the NMB

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a Special Hotline Update for Thursday, September 30, 2010. A new date has been set for the APFA Negotiating Table Team to meet with the National Mediation Board. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. Updates will be reported via…

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9.27.10 – (LAA) – NMB Hopes to Have Dates for Negotiations Tomorrow

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a Special Hotline Update for Monday, September 27, 2010. While we were expecting to have dates set for Negotiations to announce in this update. We heard late today that the NMB hopes to have dates for us by tomorrow (Tuesday). We will report to you again…

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9.24.10 – (LAA) – Recap of Glading Meeting with Director of the Mediation Dept of the NMB

This is APFA President, Laura Glading, with a Special Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, September 24, 2010. Yesterday, I met with the director of the mediation department of the National Mediation Board (NMB) , Larry Gibbons. In the more than two hour meeting I repeatedly expressed my disappointment over the NMBís decision to postpone the…

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9.20.10 – (LAA) – APFA Negotiating Team Preparing for Meetings in Floriday with Federal Mediator

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a Special Hotline Update for Monday, September 20, 2010. Your APFA Negotiating Team had prepared for meetings in Florida this week with our Federal Mediator. The National Mediation Board has notified us that these meetings have been postponed. We are hopeful that the meetings will be…

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9.17.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Pass the FAA Bill and Take Action Now, Innocents at Risk, 800 Number at HQ Disconnected, MailChimp, DFW Reps at Terminal C, MIA Sky Train Service, Professional Standards

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, September 17, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE This week your Negotiating Team met at APFA Headquarters in final preparation for our meeting with Federal Mediator, Pat Sims. Ms. Sims has requested that only APFA’s Table Team meet with her next week…

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9.10.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, 9/11, FAA Reauthorization Bill Call to Action, EC Meeting, Bedbugs, Lawsuit UPdate, United healthcare Lawsuit, Human Trafficking

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline update for Friday, September 10, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Your Negotiating Team will be in Dallas next week in final preparation for the meeting with our Federal Mediator, Pat Sims. Ms. Sims has asked that only APFAís table team attend this meeting the…

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