Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2010 Hotlines

9.03.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, EC Meeting, YouTube Video – FAs Still Struggling Under RPA, FAA Reauthorization Bill, Facebook, 9/11, APFA Supports Delta, FAA Departing DFW, United Healthcare Lawsuit

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, September 3, 2010 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE No new updates this week. Your Team continues to prepare for the meeting with our Federal Mediator, Pat Sims. The meeting is scheduled for the week of September 20, 2010. APFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING…

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8.27.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, EC Meeting, FAA Reauthorization Bill, FAA in DFW, 9/11 Memorial Events, 800 Number Ending, United Healthcare Lawsuit, Picket Sign Ideas

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, August 27, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE A meeting has been scheduled the week of September 20 with our Federal Mediator, Pat Sims. Ms. Sims has requested only APFAís Negotiating Table Team attend this meeting. Your Team is looking very forward to…

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8.25.10 – (LAA) – American Airlines on TWU Members Contract Vote Results

This is National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a second Special Hotline Update for Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Copied below is a statement released to the press this morning from APFA President Laura Glading regarding the TWU members’ vote results. American Airlines Flight Attendants on TWU Members’ Contract Vote Results Euless, Texas – Laura Glading,…

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8.20.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Cabin Temperature, APSA-CWA Local 6001, Facebook, Odors, DFW Reps in Ops, NMB, Government Affairs Dept Update

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the weekly Hotline Update for Friday August 20, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE Skyword Online has been updated with a new article from Chief Negotiator Anne Loew. In the article, Anne speaks of the Team’s efforts to push for a release from the National Mediation Board and the…

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8.13.10 – (LAA) – Stephen Slater, JetBlue, FAA in Town, LOSA, Smoking, PAC, Retirement Briefing

Hello, this is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, August 13, 2010 GOOD SLIDE! Stephen Slater’s dramatic exit down the emergency slide at JetBlue this week inadvertently brought some much needed public awareness to our job. News outlets from around the world contacted APFA this week for our…

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8.06.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations, Skyword Online, TWU, Kelliher, 800 Number at Headquarters, Delta Flight 191 Memorial, Sugar Jolt, U PickIt, Retirement Briefing

This is Jeff Pharr, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the weekly Hotline update for Friday, August 6, 2010. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE A meeting has been scheduled with your APFA Table Negotiating Team and our National Mediator, Pat Sims. The meeting will take place the week beginning Monday, September 20 to discuss and prepare our next steps.…

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7.30.10 – (LAA) – National Treasurer Run-Off, Spirit Pilots Ratify Contract, Additional Support from Congress, President’s Op-Ed Published, United Healthcare Lawsuit, Retirement Briefings, Contract App

Special Hotline Update for Monday, August 2, 2010 – APFA National Treasurer Run-Off Election Results This is APFA National Ballot Committee Chairperson, Gay Floyd, with the results of the National Treasurer Run-Off Election results. The National Ballot Committee has certified the results of the Treasurer Run-Off election. The results are as follows: Steven Baumert received…

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7.29.10 – (LAA) – Results of the MIA D Vice Chairperson Election

July 29, 2010 This is National Ballot Committee Chairperson, Gay Floyd. The National Ballot Committee has certified the results of the Miami Domestic Vice Chairperson election. The results are as follows : Michelle Bernstein received 183 votes. Terrence Kelly Williams received 30 votes.There were 756 eligible voters, for which 213 cast ballots, representing 28.2% of…

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7.23.10 – (LAA) – Treasurer Run Off Election, MIA Vice Chairperson Election, Financial Results Not Due to Labor Costs, US DOT Approves Antittust Immunity to AA, BA, and IB, AA and JetBlue Partnership, Missed Trips on Rise, PickIt, Retirement Briefings

This is DFW Flight Attendant, Brenda McKenzie, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, July 23, 2010. APFA NATIONAL TREASURER RUN-OFF ELECTION Ballots for APFA National Treasurer were mailed on Saturday July 3, 2010. Polls for this election will close and ballots are due on Monday, August 2, 2010. You must be dues current by…

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7.16.10 – (LAA) – Treasurer Run Off, MIA Vice Chairperson Election, Negotiations Update, U Pickit!, DFW Representatives in Terminal C Operations, Cabin Cleanliness, BA FA Union Appeals to Investors, Doctors’ Union Offers Support

This is DFW Flight Attendant, Brenda McKenzie, with the Weekly HotLine Update for Friday, July 16, 2010. APFA NATIONAL TREASURER RUN-OFF ELECTION We need all members to vote in the run-off election for APFA National Treasurer. Ballots were mailed on Saturday July 3, 2010. Polls for this election will close and ballots are due on…

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7.09.10 – (LAA) – APFA National Treasurer Run-Off, MIA Vice Chairperson Eletion, Negotiations Update, AFA to Organize Delta

This is DFW Flight Attendant, Brenda McKenzie, with the Weekly HotLine Update for Friday, July 9, 2010. APFA NATIONAL TREASURER RUN-OFF ELECTION Ballots for the APFA National Treasurer run-off election were mailed on Saturday July 3, 2010. Polls for this election will close and ballots are due on Monday, August 2, 2010. Candidates for APFA…

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7.02.10 – (LAA) – Treasurer Run Off, MIA Vice Chairperson, Negotiations Update, U Pick It, TWU Requests Release from Mediation, Labor 1-ATA 0, Chicago Retirement Briefings

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with the Weekly HotLine Update for Friday, July 2, 2010. APFA NATIONAL TREASURER RUN-OFF ELECTION Ballots for the APFA National Treasurer run-off election will be mailed on Saturday July 3, 2010. Polls for this election will close and ballots due on Monday, August 2, 2010. Candidates for…

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6.25.10 – (LAA) – Treasurer Election Results, Negotiations Update

Hello, this is Jeff Pharr, National Communications Coordinator, with the Weekly Hotline Update for Friday, June 25, 2010. NATIONAL TREASURER ELECTION RESULTS The National Ballot Committee, along with BallotPoint Election Services, certified the results of the APFA Treasurer election on June 24, 2010. Steven Baumert received 1289 votes, Alexis Boilini received 972 votes, Rodney McGinn…

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6.18.10 – (LAA) – Treasurer Election, MIA Vice Chairperson Election, Dues Status for Voting, Jetmail, Fatigue, DFW Representatives in Terminal C, Spirit Airlines

Hi, this is Jeff Pharr, National Communications Coordinator, with the weekly Hotline update for Friday, June 18, 2010. APFA NATIONAL TREASURER ELECTION The Voter Packet for the APFA Treasurer election was mailed to all members on May 25th. The election is being conducted by electronic ballot using the telephone and Internet, through the Ballot Point…

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6.16.10 – (LAA) – Treasurer Election, Dues Status for Voting Eligibility

This is Jeff Pharr, National Communications Coordinator, with a special Hotline update for Wednesday, June 16, 2010. APFA NATIONAL TREASURER ELECTION In last week’s hotline, a reminder to cast your ballot for APFAís National Treasurer Election was inadvertently not included. There is one week remaining to cast your vote in this election. Polls for this…

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6.11.10 – (LAA) – EC Meeting, Flagship University, Management Scabs, EC Recommends that APFA Board Increase Re-Initiation Fees, Ballot Committee Announces MIA Vice Chair Candidates, Chicago Retirement Briefings, Spirit Airlines Pilots Strike Deadline

This is Jeff Pharr, National Communications Coordinator with the APFA weekly HotLine update for the week ending Friday, June 11. QUICK ALERTS APFA Executive Committee holds quarterly meeting Is your FSM involved in replacement training? APFA President sends message to possible management scabs Proposed re-initiation fee increase MIA Vice Chairperson election DFW ops visits July…

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6.04.10 – (LAA) – Endorsement of Houston Mayor Bill White, More Concessions, SCAB Training, British Airlines FA Strikes Continue, MIA Vice Chairperson Election, Treasurer Election

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, June 4, 2010 QUICK ALERTS APFA endorses Texas candidate at rally Flyer sums up the latest zero-sum proposal Managers solicited to scAAb: itís í93 all over again BA Unite union continues industrial action Treasurer election begins: voting closes June 24 (10 AM) APFA DELIVERS ENDORSEMENT AT TEXAS RALLY On…

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5.28.10 – (LAA) – Scare Tactics by Management, Negotiations, Phone Watch, Treasurer Electioin, MIA Vice Chairperson Election, CE Rewards, Federal Aviation Advisory Committee, Sterile Cockpit Procedures, DFW Reps in Operations

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, May 28, 2010. QUICK ALERTS Scare tactic to replace Flight Attendants Where do we go from here? Phone watch volunteers needed National Treasurer Election MIA Vice Chair Willingness to Serve CE Rewards/AIP checks out. We have something for you! Federal Aviation Advisory Committee – future health and safety of…

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5.24.10 – (LAA) – Negotiation Talks Break Down

This is Jeff Pharr, APFA National Communications Coordinator with a Hotline Update for Monday, May 24, 2010 WHAT NEXT? After talks broke down late Friday night, questions have come in over the weekend as to what happens next? The short answer is – we wait. Our request to be released into a 30-day cooling off…

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5.21.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations End without an Agreement, Strike Authorization Ballot Results, CE Rewards/AIP Checks Out, Texas Gubernatorial Election, Sterile Cockpit Procedures, MIA Vice Chairperson Election Notice

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special Hotline Update for Friday May 21, 2010. Although there was some progress, we ended this week’s negotiations at the National Mediation Board without an agreement. Talks broke off at 10:30 pm this evening. During our Road Shows we said we would not bring you a contract…

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5.19.10 – (LAA) – Strike Authorization Ballots Counted

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special Hotline Update for Wednesday, May 19, 2010. The Strike Authorization Ballots were counted this morning and Flight Attendants overwhelmingly voted YES to approve a strike authorization – 90% of the membership voted – 96.8% voted YES. With this vote, the company now knows – without a…

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5.14.10 – (LAA) – Resumption of Negotiation Talks, Strike Authorization Ballot, NMB Rule Change on Certification, BA FAs Prepare to Strike

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, May 14, 2010. QUICK ALERTS — Ticking down toward the resumption of talks (May 18)— and the Strike Authorization Ballot (due May 19 at 10 am)— CE Rewards/AIP checks out. Have we got a check for you!— R – E – S – P – E – C –…

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5.07.10 – (LAA) – Seeing Red Road Shows, Power of YES Vote, Treasurer Candidates Announced, LAX Layover Hotel Relocations, MIA Manual Audits

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, May 7, 2010 QUICK ALERTS — Seeing Red Road Shows wrap up final week in: MIA, DFW, NYC — Road Show video excerpts prepared for online viewing — Power of YES vote: members rally to show their unity and support — Treasurer candidates announced — LAX layover hotel relocations…

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4.30.10 – (LAA) – Seeing Red Road Shows, Power of YES, Strike Authorization Ballot, Quarterly Reports, Arpey, EC Confirms Administrative Appointments

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, April 30, 2010. QUICK ALERTS Seeing Red Road Shows visit: ORD, LAX, SFO; Final week in: MIA, DFW, NYC APFA Team promotes the Power of Yes: (video) (transcript) Strike Authorization Ballot in the field: voting deadline May 19 at 10 AM 1Q10 results: United, US Airways, JetBlue round out…

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4.23.10 – (LAA) – Seeing Red Road Shows, NMB Calls for Meetings and Resumption of Talks, Strike Authorization Ballot, AMR and Other Carriers Report 1Q10 Earnings, Manual Audit Alerts for DCA and MIA, JFK Recall Proffer Extended

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, April 23, 2010 QUICK ALERTS Seeing Red Road Shows visit: RDU-I, DCA, STL; next week: ORD, LAX, SFO NMB calls for meetings and resumption of talks mid-May Strike Authorization Ballot in the field: voting deadline May 19 at 10 AM AMR and other carriers report 1Q10 results Congressional leaders…

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