Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2010 Hotlines

4.16.10 – (LAA) – Seeing Red Road Shows, Second NYC Meeting Added, Strike Authorization Ballot, What Your Vote Means

Today, April 18, the company sent an update to the expense policy in their earlier HI6 message: To: All International Flight Attendants Re: Volcanic Ash Cloud Cancellation Expense Increase Due to the extraordinary events caused by the volcanic eruption and subsequent closure of much of European airspace requiring cancellation of numerous AA flights, and because…

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4.09.10 – (LAA) – AA Responds to APFA’s Request for Release, Update Video, Road Shows Begin, Travel Certificates, Manual Audits, Dues Status, Campaign Against Human Trafficking

TWU local 513 hosts picketing at DFW to protest Exec Bonuses – April 15 – click here for details APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, April 9, 2010. QUICK ALERTS AA responds to APFA’s request for release Update Video now playing – watch and share (read transcript) Road Shows begin April 12 in DFW; April…

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4.01.10 – (LAA) – AA Announces Major Initiatives for NYC Expansion, National Strike Administrators Update Members, British Airways FAs Complete Second Weekend of Job Action, WTS for APFA Treasurer, Retirement Briefings in DFW in ORD

APFA weekly HotLine update for Thursday, April 1, 2010. QUICK ALERTS American announces major initiatives for NYC expansion APFA’s National Strike Administrators update members British Airways Flight Attendants complete second weekend of job action Notices of Willingness-to-Serve for APFA Treasurer set for mailing Retirement Briefings – DFW and ORD AMERICAN AIRLINES EXPANDS NEW YORK SERVICE…

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3.26.10 – (LAA) – British Airways FA Strike, Next Step in Section 6, Seeing Red Road Shows, Strike Authorization Ballot Readied, Phone Watch Volunteers

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 26, 2010. QUICK ALERTS British Airways Flight Attendant strike has BA acting like AA! Getting set for the next step in Section 6 Seeing Red Road Shows preparing to tour (calendar) Strike authorization ballot readied Calling Phone Watch volunteers…

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3.19.10 – (LAA) – AMR Bargaining, AA’s FA Cost Accounting, Good Faith Bargaining, AA’s Future Prospects, Informational Road Show Schedule Announced, BA FAs Set Dates for Weekend Job Actions

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 19, 2010 QUICK ALERTS AMR bargaining: the refrain is the same AA’s Flight Attendant cost accounting: number one on the fiction list Good Faith bargaining is not a one-way street Our airline’s future prospects? Depends on which AMR is speaking Mark your calendar. Informational Road Show schedule announced…

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3.16.10 – (LAA) – APFA Files for Release into 30-Day Cooling Off Period

HotLine Update for March 16 – APFA files for release into 30-day cooling off period APFA President Laura Glading met with the three-member National Mediation Board at approximately 1pm EDT today, Tuesday, March 16. APFA’s request for release into a 30-day cooling off period was made at that time. The Board indicated they would review…

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3.12.10 – (LAA) – Management Blinks, APFA BOD Briefed on Negotiations Status at Annual Convention, Request for Release, Membership Outreach, BOD Elects Ad Hocs

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 12, 2010 QUICK ALERTS Management blinks. Blinded by the truth? APFA Board briefed on negotiations status at Annual Convention Timeline for action: next step is request for release Membership outreach planned: mailings, road shows, videos Board elects Ad Hocs, approves budget; other Convention business Daylight Saving Time: spring…

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3.05.10 – (LAA) – All Systems Red Continues as Lockdown Talks End without Agreement, New Negotiations Update Video on YouTube Channel, Annual Convention, Phone Watch Volunteers, APFA Supports the Unite Union as BA Management Readies Scab Flights

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, March 5, 2010 QUICK ALERTS ALL SYSTEMS RED continues as lockdown talks end without agreement New Negotiations Update video playing on our YouTube channel (video) (transcript) Next step? Discussions and action to be front and center at Annual Convention Calling potential Phone Watch volunteers APFA supports the Unite union…

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2.26.10 – (LAA) -All Systems Red, Talks Resume, Email AA Execs to Show Your Support for APFA Team, AA’s Negotiations Propaganda, APFA Meetins with Sister Unions and Congressional Leaders, FAA Reauthorization

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 26 QUICK ALERTS It’s February 26 – and it’s ALL SYSTEMS RED Talks resume in a five-day lockdown session in Washington February update and November 18 base events videos now playing Email AA execs to show you support your APFA Team AA’s negotiations propaganda – what’s wrong with…

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2.19.10 – (LAA) – AA Goes Directly to the APFA Membership and Distributes TAs Reached so Far

Untitled Document Special HotLine update for Friday, February 19 from APFA President Laura Glading. Today, American has made a move unprecedented in our current talks of going directly to the APFA membership and distributing the Tentative Agreements reached so far. They make this move against the process agreed upon between our two negotiating teams. In…

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2.12.10 – (LAA) – YouTube Channel Updated, All Systems Red, AA Announces More Onboard Sales Plans, APFA Updates US Congress on Negotiations Progress, Travel Seperation Program

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 12, 2010. QUICK ALERTS YouTube channel updated with February 2010 Negotiations report (video) (transcript) AA Flight Attendants go ‘ALL SYSTEMS RED’ beginning February 26 Commitments to customers? Where is AA’s commitment to us? AA announces more onboard sales plans—forgets…

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2.05.10 – (LAA) – APFA Responds to AA’s Threat to Hire Scabs, NMB Extends Lockdown Bargaining Period, TRaining for Strike Captains and Base Leaders Scheduled, All Red Day, AA’s Vendors Get an Update on Talks from APFA, Travel Separation Program

This is Frank Bastien, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, February 5, 2010. QUICK ALERTS APFA responds to AA’s threat to hire scabs NMB extends lockdown bargaining period Training for Strike Captains and Base leaders scheduled Another ALL RED DAY set to show our solidarity AA’s vendors get an update…

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2.03.10 – (LAA) – Message from APFA President

This is APFA President Laura Glading and today is February 3, 2010. Late on Monday, February 1, the nation’s business press reported that American Airlines has made inquiries to the FAA regarding the possibility of training replacement workers in the event of a strike by our membership. AA has not denied making such inquiries. Among…

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1.29.10 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Strike Captains Need Volunteers at all Bases, Virtual Picket Line, Travel Seperation Program for Furloughed FAs to Close, Uniformed Crewmember Liquid Exemption, Administrative and Committee Positions at APFA Acceptin

This is Brenda McKenzie, DFW Flight Attendant, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, January 29, 2010. QUICK ALERTS Negotiations update – lockdown sessions resume next month Strike Captains need volunteers at all bases Join the Virtual Picket Line – over 5,000 names now march in solidarity Travel Separation Program for Furloughed Flight Attendants…

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1.22.10 – (LAA) – Bargaining Round Ends with No Agreement, Strike Captains Need Volunteers, Red Around the System, Voluntary Options Open, Support the APFA Virtual Picket Line, Quarterly Earnings Announced

This is Brenda McKenzie, DFW Flight Attendant, with the APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, January 22, 2010. QUICK ALERTS Bargaining round ends with no agreement Strike Captains need volunteers “Red Around the System” update Voluntary options open (Overage Leaves, Modified Partnership, Travel Separation) Be a supporter – join the APFA Virtual Picket Line Quarterly…

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1.21.10 – (LAA) – Still No Agreement Reached with Company

This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special HotLine for Thursday, January 21, 2010. After 11 consecutive days of bargaining overseen by the Federal Mediator, we have not reached an agreement with the company. Although APFA came to this session determined to reach an agreement, the company responded with nothing but concessions on top…

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1.15.09 – (LAA) – Lockdown Bargaining Ongoing, FAs Will Be Seeing Red, APFA Virtual Picket Line, Let’s Talk Newsletter from AA, Voluntary Options Open

APFA weekly HotLine update for Friday, January 15, 2010. QUICK ALERTS “Lockdown” bargaining ongoing; President Glading’s Negotiations Update on YouTube Flight Attendants will be “Seeing Red” in one-day event on Tuesday, January 19 APFA virtual Picket line opens to supporters everywhere Another “Let’s Talk …” newsletter from AA. Remember: ìMy Negotiating Team speaks for me!î…

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1.07.10 – (LAA)- NBC Tallied Votes of the Constitutional Referendum

HotLine updates for Thursday, January 7, 2010 On January 7, the National Balloting Committee tallied the votes of the Constitutional Referendum. Following are the reported results: Item number one: 5,011 yes; 2,166 noItem one was passed. Item number two: 4,411 yes; 2,720 noItem two was passed. Item number three: 5,294 yes; 1,854 noItem three was…

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1.08.10 – (LAA) – NBC Has Tallied the Results of the Constitutional Referendum

APFA weekly HotLine update for January 8, 2010. A message from President Glading. This is APFA President Laura Glading and today is January 8. I address in this week’s HotLine three issues important to our members. First, the National Balloting Committee has tallied the results of the Constitutional Referendum, which has been under discussion in…

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