Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2011 Hotlines

11.18.11 – (LAA) – Remember November, Negotiations, STL Vice Chairperson Elections Results, National Officer WTS, ELOA, Benefits Verification, United Healthcare Lawsuit Settlement, Uniform Points

Remember November Today, November 18th, we pay homage to our fellow Flight Attendants who stood against corporate tyranny and staged the most successful strike in airline history. To all of the “nice, cheery rebels” we salute you as we Remember November and vow to remain united in our fight to protect our profession. Weekly Hotline…

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11.11.11 – (LAA) – Flight 587 Memorial/Anniversary, FA Leave Options, Benefits Verification, National Officer WTS, STL Ballots, Qantas Day of Action, Uniform Points, Layover Safety

Weekly Hotline For the week ending November 11, 2011 FLIGHT 587 MEMORIAL/ANNIVERSARY Saturday, November 12 will mark the 10th anniversary of the demise of Flight 587. There will be a memorial table set up in JFK Ops. If you are going to be at JFK airport please stop by the table to view pictures and…

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11.04.11 – (LAA) – OCCU-Fly Wall Street, National Officer WTS, STL Ballots, Qantas Update, FA Leave Options, IFAHCC, Nick Aaronson, ASAP via WBAT, Low-Time Flyers, Fall Back, RDUI Retirement Briefing, Sky Ball

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday November 4, 2011 OCCU-FLY WALL STREET As Flight Attendants, we never forget our history.†And each year on November 18th we remember our shared struggle and sacrifice during the historic strike of 1993. This year we also remember that as individuals we are part of a larger…

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10.28.11 – (LAA) – Benefit Enrollment, Dear Colleague Letter, Low-Time Flyers, AA and TWU Reach TA, RDUI Retirement Briefing, RDU, Pink Links

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday October 28, 2011 HEALTH DEPARTMENT health@apfa.org —ONLY 3 DAYS REMAIN FOR 2012 BENEFIT ENROLLMENT— Open enrollment for 2012 benefits is available on JetNet through midnight central time on Monday October 31, 2011. Please carefully read the Enrollment Guide – which is available in the Benefits section of JetNet…

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10.21.11 – (LAA) – International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Accepted APFA’s Petition for Membership this Week, Pink Links, Benefit Enrollment, Manual Updates, ORD RDUI Retirement Briefing

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday October 21, 2011 WE’RE IN! The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) accepted APFA’s petition for membership this week. The ITF is an organization of nearly 800 unions representing over 4.6 million transportation workers in 155 countries and is a powerful voice on issues affecting jobs, employment conditions and…

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10.14.11 – (LAA) – President’s Remarks at Fall BOD Meeting, Occupy Wall Street, AA Plans Capacity Cuts, November Bidsheets, SFO Pilot Base Closure, Benefit Enrollment, Make-up Reminder, Bid Leaves, Golden Wings, Sky Ball, ORD RDUI Retirment Briefing

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday October 14, 2011 APFA PRESIDENT Below is an excerpt from APFA President Laura Glading’s opening remarks at this week’s APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting: “Perseverance is a hallmark of APFA. From the very beginnings of our Union ñ and through some very trying times – APFA’s membership…

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10.07.11 – (LAA) – Message from APFA President, Flight 191 Memorial, 2012 Benefit Enrollment, Golden Wings, PLOA, S80 QUAL Drop, BOD Fall Meeting, Sky Ball, ORD Retirement Briefing

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday October 7, 2011 MESSAGE FROM APFA PRESIDENT LAURA GLADING Earlier this week, APFA President Laura Glading issued a hotline message stating in part, “Wall Street, the press, everyone is hypersensitive to rumors and even subtle activity within our company right now. We will not speculate but continue to…

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10.04.11 – (LAA) – AMR Stock Loses Significant Value During Trading

October 4, 2011 This is APFA President Laura Glading. Everyone is aware of the extraordinary market volatility that currently exists in our industry as in many others. Yesterday was a prime example. Driven by events both real and rumored, AMR stock lost significant value during the day’s trading. I want to reassure you that APFA…

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9.30.11 – (LAA) – Skyword Express, Flight Attendant Coalition, PLOA, S80 Qual Drop, Upcoming Elections, Benefit Enrollment, PVD, Sky Ball, ORD Retirment Briefing, Mind Your Belongings, BOD Meeting

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday September 30, 2011 SKYWORD EXPRESS The Fall 2011 State of the Union Skyword Express was mailed to all Flight Attendants this week. This edition is packed full of information. APFA President Laura Glading updates the membership on the State of Our Union. Vice President Brett Durkin…

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9.23.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, PLOA, Sky Ball, Government Affairs Update, RDUI and STL WTS, Mexico Layover Safety, SFO Retirement Briefing

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday September 23, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org APFA is aware of the rumors and published reports related to AMR’s financial outlook. Be assured that your leadership is preparing for every possible outcome no matter how remote. We will continue to monitor the situation and remain in close…

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9.16.11 – (LAA) – 9/11, DHS, Sky Ball, RDUI and STL WTS, Retirement Briefings

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday September 16, 2011 AMERICA REMEMBERS Beautiful tributes were held around the nation last weekend to honor those killed on September 11, 2001. APFA President Laura Glading and APFA National Secretary Denise Pointer attended the ceremonies at Ground Zero in New York and were joined by representatives…

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9.09.11 – (LAA) – We Remember 9/11

APFA Special Weekly Hotline We Remember Friday September 9, 2011 Dear Flight Attendants, Though it is difficult to believe, ten years have passed since the horrendous terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This tragedy feels like a lifetime ago. As the season of this momentous anniversary nears, we should all take some time to remember…

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9.02.11 – (LAA) – (LAA) – 9/11 Wristbands, SFOI Closes, Turn Down, 9/11 Memorial Activities, WARR 2011, The Space Between, Wounded Warrior Chairty Golf Tournament, RDUI STL WTS, Worst Governor Ever, Upcoming Retirement Briefings, Labor Day Office Closure

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday September 2, 2011 9/11 WRISTBANDS APFA has teamed up with United AFA to produce a limited quantity of 9/11 Remembrance Wristbands. Similar to the ‘Live Strong’ band, this band is black, embossed in gold with ‘We Remember’ and ’35’ – the number of crew members lost…

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8.26.11 – (LAA) – APFA State of the Union, Hurricane Irene, WTS for RDUI VC and STL VC, 9/11 Memorial Activities, WARR 2011, Wounded Warrior Chairty Golf Tournament, Verizon Ends Strike, ALSA, Worst Governor Ever, Retirement Briefings

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday August 26, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION APFA President Laura Glading wrapped up the State of the Union Base Visits this week with a return to ORD and DFW. She along with members of the Negotiating Team and other Representatives spoke candidly about our union’s past…

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8.12.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Meetings, Picketing for FAA Reauthorization, Verizon Workers on Strike, Manual Revisions, 9/11 Memorial Activities, WARR 2011, Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Tournament, PSA Strike Vote, Worst Governor Ever, Retirement B

Weekly Hotline for Friday August 12, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION MEETINGS APFA continues to receive positive feedback from Flight Attendants at the base visits. The meetings are an informative spotlight detailing where we currently are in negotiations and where we are headed as a Union. No questions will go unanswered so please come prepared…

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8.19.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Meetings, 9/11 Memorial Activities, WARR 2011, Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Tournament, Worst Governor Ever, Retirement Briefings

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday August 19, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION MEETINGS APFA wraps up the meetings next week with return visits to ORD and DFW. We continue to receive positive feedback from Members attending the base visits. No questions will go unanswered so please come prepared with a list…

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8.05.11 – (LAA) – Congress Reaches Compromise to End Government Shutdown, Frontier FAs Agree to Terms of CBA, Manual Audits, Extreme Heat at Recurrent Training, IOD Provider Changes, Improvements to Makeup Procedures, Retirement Briefings, Traffic Increas

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, August 5, 2011 CONGRESS REACHES COMPROMISE – FOR NOW A bipartisan compromise was reached between the House of Representatives and the Senate to end the partial shutdown of the FAA. The shutdown resulted in the furlough of over 4,000 FAA employees and tens of thousands of contract workers.…

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7.29.11 – (LAA) – Recall Deadline, Glading Calls on Congress to End Government Shutdown, Layover Banking Safety, IOD Provider Changes, Improvements to Makeup Procedures, APFA App, JFK-HND Route Suspended, Delta Profits Announced, State of the Union Meetin

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, July 29, 2011 RECALL DEADLINE Today, Friday, July 29 is the last day for the next 100 Flight Attendants on the recall list to return their acceptance form to FedEx. The company must receive the notice by Tuesday, August 2. If you are included in this recall and…

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7.22.11 – (LAA) – Flyer App, Recall Notices Mailed, Make Up Procedures Get a Facelift, New Fleet, Other Airlines Announce Profits, APFA PAC, Hot Cabin Temperatures, State of the Union Meetings

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, July 22, 2011 WE’VE GOT AN APP FOR THAT! APFA is pleased to announce the release of the APFA iPhone and iPad app. This brilliant app developed by IOR Flight Attendant Alex Rodriguez allows flight attendants to determine legalities, access contract documents, and determine 2-for-1 calculations as well…

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7.20.11 – (LAA) – Statement from Laura Glading – President, APFA – Regarding American Airline’s Announcement of Historic Airplane Purchase

APFA SPECIAL HOTLINE UPDATE 7.20.11 Statement from Laura Glading – President, APFA – regarding American Airline’s announcement of historic airplane purchase: This morning, American Airlines management announced that the company has ordered 460 new narrow-body planes. The company plans to acquire 260 planes from the Airbus A320 family and 200 Boeing 737s. The company will…

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7.18.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Meetings

SPECIAL HOTLINE UPDATE State of the Union Meetings Are you tired of the rumors, the innuendo and the secretive whispers behind the galley curtain? The leadership at APFA certainly is! The only way to find out the truth behind the rumors is to attend the State of the Union Base meetings. APFA needs you to…

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7.15.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Base Visits, PVD Survey, 2011 Recall Update, Hot Cabins, APFA Supports APSA-CWA, Virgin Pilots Call Off Strike, TWA Flight 800

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday July 15, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION BASE VISITS We continue to receive positive feedback from Flight Attendants attending the State of the Union Base Visits.† This week APFA President Laura Glading and members of the Negotiating Team and other National Representatives visited New York and…

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7.11.11 – (LAA) – 2011 Recall Update, STL State of the Union Update

Hotline Update Monday July 11, 2011 JULY 2011 RECALL UPDATE Recall notices will be sent the next 100 Flight Attendants on the Recall list on Monday, July 18, 2011 via two-day FedEx delivery. These Flight Attendants are being recalled effective October 1, 2011.† If you have moved and have not updated your address with American…

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7.08.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union, PVD Survey

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday July 8, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION “I get it now. Thank you for coming, I’m even more confident in our Union.” “It’s comforting to know that APFA has our back in so many ways.” These are just some of the comments from attendees of the…

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7.01.11 – (LAA) – Welcome Returning Furloughs, State of the Union Base Visits, PVD Survey, Departure Dependability Update, SMF Satellite, United-Continental-AFA, Headquarters Closed for Independence Day

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday July 1, 2011 WELCOME! We extend a warm welcome to the returning furloughs reporting to base July 1 to DFW, MIA and LGA. STATE OF THE UNION – Base Visits Next week APFA President Laura Glading, Negotiating Team Members and other National Representatives will begin the…

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