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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2011 Hotlines

12.30.11 – (LAA) – Bankruptcy Update

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, December 30, 2011 BANKRUPTCY UPDATE In yesterday’s Hotline we mentioned that the Company’s business plan will be the centerpiece of this bankruptcy. It is critical that American not be allowed to demand concessions from labor before it has presented a plan that our advisors have had an opportunity…

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12.29.11 – (LAA) – Bankruptcy Update, Retention of the Jefferies Group

As I have stated in previous Hotlines, APFA is devoting all of its resources to defend our contract during this bankruptcy; to that end we have assembled a team of experienced professionals to represent APFA and protect the Flight Attendants’ interests. As part of that effort APFA has retained Jefferies, a highly regarded investment banking…

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12.28.11 – (LAA) – Base Visits at MIA and LAX

Dates have been scheduled for the Base Visits at MIA and LAX. MIA January 9, 2012 [Monday] Location: MIAMI INTL AIRPORT HOTEL Time: 1100-1400 LAX January 16, 2012 [Monday] Location: Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach/Hawthorne/LAX 14400 Hindry Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250 Renaissance Ballroom Time: 1100-1400 During these meetings, we will share what we know now and…

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12.23.11 – (LAA) – Message from the President, Bankruptcy Update, Retirement Briefings, Fatigue, Ballot Committee Update

December 23, 2011 Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, This year has been one of the most difficult we have faced together. We have weathered natural disasters, a continued cloud of economic uncertainty, and now the bankruptcy of a company to which we have all given so much of our lives. My promise to you this season…

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12.21.11 – (LAA) – Bankruptcy Base Visits

Hotline Update December 21, 2011 Today’s first Bankruptcy Informational Base Visit in NYC went extremely well. Flight Attendants from all seniority levels attended. The meeting is packed full of information from our Legal Counsel, APFA’s Negotiating Team, Retirement Specialists and EAP Representative. The meetings are open to all Members in good standing. Retirees wishing to…

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12.16.11 – (LAA) – Bankruptcy Base Visits, 2012 Benefits Verification, Hybrid Relief Lines

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday December 16, 2011 BANKRUPTCY UPDATE Over the coming weeks, we will be visiting the bases to provide you with information about bankruptcy. We will share what we know now and what to expect; we will address your concerns and answer your questions. APFA President Laura Glading and your…

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12.15.11 – (LAA) – Unsecured Creditors’ Committee Meeting, Bankruptcy Base Visits

Hotline Update – December 15, 2011 Two weeks ago today I addressed the membership in the wake of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. I told you how disappointed I was that the sum of management’s failures had led to this outcome. But I made a promise to you that as your president I would fight…

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12.15.11 – (LAA) – Unsecured Creditors’ Committee Meeting, Bankruptcy Base Visits

Hotline Update – December 15, 2011 Two weeks ago today I addressed the membership in the wake of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. I told you how disappointed I was that the sum of management’s failures had led to this outcome. But I made a promise to you that as your president I would fight…

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12.14.11 – (LAA) – AMR’s Luxury Mansion

Hotline Update – December 14, 2011 We know that for years AMR executives have been lining their pockets with millions of dollars in bonuses. It was revealed just today that AMR has maintained a $30 million luxury mansion in London’s most exclusive neighborhood – just a short walk from the former home of Princess Diana…

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12.13.11 – (LAA) – Honorable Sean H Lane Assigned to AMR Bankruptcy Proceedings

Hotline Update – December 13, 2011 The judge assigned to AMR’s bankruptcy proceedings is the Honorable Sean H. Lane. Judge Lane was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York on September 7, 2010. USCourts.gov provides an extensive biography on Judge Lane as well as his docket calendar…

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12.12.11 – (LAA) – Sick Time Rumors

Hotline Update – December 12, 2011 Today’s hotline will hopefully clear up a rumor that seems to have gone system wide. Rumor: American is taking away our sick time! The (fill in any work group) have already had their sick time wiped out by the company! Truth: Sick time has not been wiped out from…

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12.11.11 – (LAA) – APFA Ramping Up Presence in Washington DC to Advance the Legislative and Regulatory Issues that Affect Flight Attendants

Hotline – December 11, 2011 You may recall meeting our Legislative Affairs Rep. Julie Frederick during this summer’s base visits. Julie and I, along with our team from O’Neill and Associates have been the voice of the APFA in Washington, DC. When we began to ramp up our presence in Congress, our goal was to…

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12.10.11 – (LAA) – Introduction to Jeffrey R Freund of Bredhoff and Kaiser

Hotline Update – December 10, 2011 Earlier this week we named the law firms that will represent APFA during bankruptcy — Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos & Parcelli, P.C. and Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C. — and introduced you to some of the counsel that will be working closely with APFA. During the coming weeks, we’ll highlight some…

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12.09.11 – (LAA) – Self Care Document Posted on the Bankruptcy Information and EAP Pages of APFA Website

Hotline Update – December 9, 2011 The next meeting of the Creditors’ Committee is scheduled for December 15th in New York. The APFA Board of Directors will be in DFW next week for a briefing by APFA President Laura Glading and APFA’s counsel. Please continue to check the Bankruptcy page on APFA.org for updates and…

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12.08.11 – (LAA) – Collective Bargaining Agreement in Bankruptcy

Hotline Update – December 8, 2011 There has been some confusion regarding what happens when the company wants to alter or terminate the Collective Bargaining Agreement in bankruptcy. Here is a more detailed explanation. The Q&A Document on the Bankruptcy Information section of APFA.org has been updated with this information. What happens if the company…

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12.07.11 – (LAA) – AMR is the “Debtor-in-Possession” in These Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings

Hotline Update – December 7, 2011 In Monday’s Hotline message, we announced the appointment of APFA, APA and TWU (among other entities) to posts on the Committee of Unsecured Creditors’ in AMR’s bankruptcy, and we quoted specific rights and duties of such committees as explained by the U.S. Courts. During the initial meeting of the…

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12.06.11 – (LAA) – APFA President Laura Glading and Counsel are Currently Interviewing Financial Advisor Firms in NY

Hotline Update – December 6, 2011 APFA President Laura Glading and counsel are currently interviewing financial advisor firms in NY. As we await the outcome of these interviews, with this Hotline we will provide you with information about APFA’s current counsel. Our Membership will be well represented and counseled during AMR’s bankruptcy process by some…

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12.05.11 – (LAA) – U.S. Trustee Announces Members of Committee of Unsecured Creditors

Hotline Update – December 5, 2011 The U.S. Trustee just announced members of Committee of Unsecured Creditors today – APFA is on along with APA and TWU and six others including the PBGC, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, and banks representing bondholders. Uscourts.gov states that the “creditors” committees can play a major role in chapter 11 cases. The…

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12.04.11 – (LAA) – When Will AA Emerge from Bankruptcy, Women’s Leadership in Unions

Hotline Update for Sunday December 4, 2011 We’ve received questions regarding when AA will emerge from bankruptcy. American has stated that it will most likely remain in bankruptcy for 12-18 months. Its estimation of the bankruptcy’s duration is tied in part to the time that American has the exclusive right to file a Plan of…

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12.03.11 – (LAA) – Question Regarding Travel Benefits, Pensions, Retiree Medical

Hotline Update – Saturday December 3, 2011 This is APFA Communications Coordinator Jeff Pharr with the hotline update for Saturday December 3, 2011. APFA President Laura Glading is preparing for Monday’s meeting with the US Trustee where she will petition for a seat on the Creditors Committee. The question currently circulating is “Will our travel…

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12.02.11 – (LAA) – Message from the APFA President Regarding Bankruptcy

Hotline Update for Friday December 2, 2011 Almost four days have passed since the announcement, and we can expect that with each day will come new rumors and speculation. I know what a trying time this is for all of our Members, and I understand the worry and stress that comes from an uncertain future.…

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12.01.11 – (LAA) – Transcript of Glading Video Message to MEmbership Regarding AA’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Hotline Update – December 1, 2011 APFA President Laura Glading released a video message to the Membership today. Today’s Hot line message is a transcription of that video—– I’m Laura Glading, APFA President. This week’s filing of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy by American Airlines – while not a complete surprise – came as a deep disappointment…

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11.30.11 – (LAA) – American Was in Court for the First Day of Bankruptcy Hearings, Skyword Express

Hotline Update – November 30, 2011 This is APFA President Laura Glading with a Hotline Update for Wednesday November 30, 2011.   APFA was represented by counsel yesterday in NY where American was in court for the first day of bankruptcy hearings. The first day of hearings was standard procedure and included the court issuing orders…

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11.29.11 – (LAA) – AMR Corporation and All its Related Corporate Entities Filed a Petition Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code

Special Hotline Update – November 29, 2011 This is APFA President Laura Glading. This is a very tough day for everyone. We’ve hit the ground running since early this morning. And I want to assure everyone we will be there for you every step of the way. The groundwork has already been laid during the…

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11.23.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations, National Officer WTS, ELOA, EC Meeting, Delta Representational Election Interference, Benefits Verification, Uniform Points, Office Closure

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Wednesday, November 23, 2011. NEGOTIATIONS Negotiate08@apfa.org Many Flight Attendants have contacted APFA headquarters requesting an update on the progress of FA negotiations. Negotiations are currently on hold as the Company focuses on Pilot negotiations. We will keep you updated once we return to the negotiating table. NATIONAL OFFICER WTS…

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