Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2011 Hotlines

6.24.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Base Visits, Negotiations Update, Contract Talks Across the Industry, Departure Dependability Form, DOM Mutual Transfers, Virgin Atlantic Pilots Vote to Strike, UHC Lawsuit

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday June 24, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION – BASE VISITS – LOCATION UPDATE Beginning July 6, APFA President Laura Glading, Negotiating Team Members, National Coordinators and Representatives will visit each base city. Please join us, along with your Local Base Leadership, and come with your questions and concerns…

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6.17.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Base Visits, Departure Dependability, Paperless Cockpit, APFA Endorses Rep Hirono, Happy Birthday DCA, Cabin ASAP, UHC Lawsuit, FMLA

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday June 17, 2011 STATE OF THE UNION – BASE VISITS A Conversation with APFA Beginning July 6, APFA President Laura Glading, Negotiating Team Members, National Coordinators and Representatives will be visiting each base city. Please join us, along with your Local Base Leadership, and come with your questions…

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6.10.11 – (LAA) – Wings of Courage, Cabin Temperature, UHC Lawsuit, Retirement Briefings, FMLA Updates, FSA Grace Period Nearing an End, Industry News

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, June 10, 2011 “Wings of Courage” The Washington Park International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon will debut a new breed of rose named “Wings of Courage” in honor of those crew members and passengers who lost their lives on AA flight 11 on September 11, 2001. The…

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6.03.11 – (LAA) – FSA Grace Period Ending, Recalled FAs and Prefunding, Human Trafficking Legislation, Replacement Workers, Hiding Corporate Greed

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday June 3, 2011 “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” – Denis Waitley, Author and Lecturer The negotiation process with American under the supervision of the National Mediation Board has certainly presented our work group with a number…

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5.27.11 – (LAA) – Flying Safely, Welcoming Furloughed FAs, Jumpseat Riders, iPhone and iPad Apps, New Legislation, Carry-on Bags, Hiding Corporate Greed, Memorial Day

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, May 27, 2011 Flying Safely The severe weather roaring across the country has resulted in a spike in Flight Attendant injuries.† Your safety is equally as important as the passengers, please exercise caution in flight during this feisty spring weather. Weíre so glad to see you! We extend…

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5.20.11 – (LAA) – AMR Board Picketing, Coalition of Flight Attendand Unions, iPhone and iPad App, Increased Competition, Alternative Screening Methods, Hiding Corporate Greed, DFW Reps in Ops, ORD Retirement Seminars

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, May 20, 2011. AMR BOARD PICKETING Though the cold and rainy day started at 0630 about 75 Flight Attendants left the comfort of their homes to picket the AMR annual Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles. They were there to make our unified voice heard. APFA would…

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5.17.11 – (LAA) – Call to Action – Picket Annual AMR Stockholders Meeting

Call To Action Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18 at the Hyatt Regency Century City Los Angeles as we picket the annual AMR Stockholders Meeting to demonstrate to the shareholders that corporate greed must stop. If you are not flying tomorrow we need you on the picket line starting at 0700 (Pacific) on the…

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5.13.11 – (LAA) – AMR Shareholders Picketing, APFA Votes at AMR Shareholders Meeting, Hiding Corporate Greed, FAA Proposes Enhancements to Crew Training, Skyword Online, DFW Reps in Ops, ORD Retirement Seminars

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday May 13, 2011 “HOW DID YOU IMPACT THE EXPERIENCE?” So begins Denise Lynn’s e-mail to the Flight Attendants this week. Then she goes on to say that, “May 13 is Customer Experience (CE) Rewards Day, and as you know, our quarterly CE Rewards checks are tied…

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5.06.11 – (LAA) – Killing of Osama bin Laden, Negotiations Update, Face your Base Update, Retirement Seminars, SEC Sues over AMR BID

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday May 6, 1011 KILLING OF OSAMA bin LADEN Sunday brought news that we’ve waited to hear for almost 10 years. Osama bin Laden had been located, captured and killed. Joint Special Operations Command forces working with the CIA carried out the attack. Most thought bin Laden was living…

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4.29.11 – (LAA) – Face of Your Base, Tornados, Imagine No Workers, Retirement Seminars, Don’t Drop the Soap

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday April 29, 2011 FACE OF YOUR BASE Seriously? This campaign just transported us back 50 years to the days of girdles, weight-checks and single, female-only stewardesses having to quit when they were married, pregnant, or reached the ripe old age of 30. Your APFA Leadership is challenging this…

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4.21.11 – (LAA) – Seeing Red Over Corporate Greed Picketing

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Thursday 21, 2011 This week’s regular Hotline Update was sent on Monday. Therefore, we’ll use this hotline as an update on the Seeing Red Over Corporate Greed picketing and leafleting events on Wednesday. Flight Attendants turned out in great numbers across the system to voice our opposition…

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4.18.11 – (LAA) – APFA Indictment Against Executives, Picketing, Flying CDG

Weekly Hotline For the week beginning Monday April 18, 2011 GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY With the publication of APFA’s Full Indictment against AMR executives, the time has come for the Flight Attendants to render their verdict on each count of managerial incompetence and moral contempt. Please register your vote at APFA.org. Assuming a finding of…

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4.15.11 – (LAA) – APFA Indictment of AMR Executives

Special HotLine Update APFA Indictment of AMR Executives – Charges Twelve, Thirteen and Fourteen Friday April 15, 2011 Today, we announce the last three charges presented in APFA’s Indictment against American’s top five executives. Counts 12 and 13 are based on the results of a recent survey that show that the Flight Attendants have little…

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4.14.11 – (LAA) – APFA Indictment of AMR Executives – Charges Nine, Ten, and Eleven

Special HotLine Update APFA Indictment of AMR Executives – Charges Nine, Ten, and Eleven Thursday April 14, 2011 The charges of corporate misdeeds against AMR executives are piling up, today APFA announces counts nine, ten, and eleven. These highlight the executives’ manipulation of their compensation package to line their pockets with millions in bonuses regardless…

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4.13.11 – (LAA) – APFA Indictment of AMR Executives – Charges Six, Seven, and Eight

Special HotLine Update APFA Indictment of AMR Executives – Charges Six, Seven, and Eight Wednesday April 13, 2011 Today, the mass of charges presented in APFA’s indictment against AMR’s top five executives crosses the half way mark with the announcement of counts six, seven and eight. These three charges focus on the corporate losses they’ve…

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4.12.11 – (LAA) – APFA Indictment of AMR Executives Chares Third, Fourth, and Fifth Count of Managerial Incompetence and Moral Contempt

Special HotLine Update There has been an outcry among the Flight Attendants to accelerate the release of the indictment against AMR executives, so starting today three charges of corporate misdeeds will be released each day. In this way all fourteen charges will be announced by this coming Friday. From that point until noon on Tuesday,…

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4.11.11 – (LAA) – APFA Issues Indictment of AMR Executive Officers

APFA Special HotLine Update Monday April 11, 2011 In the Court of Public Opinion: APFA Issues Indictment of AMR Executive Officers This week APFA will be issuing an indictment charging the top five executive officers of American Airlines – Gerard J. Arpey, Thomas W. Horton, Daniel P. Garton, Robert W. Reding, and Gary F. Kennedy…

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4.09.11 – (LAA) – Neogtiations Update

Negotiations Update Saturday April 9, 2011 As APFA President Laura Glading stated in her March 25 Hotline, the National Mediation Board (NMB) has given us every indication there would not be a release anytime soon. And taking this circumstance into consideration, the APFA would meet with the NMB to discuss whether a deal could be…

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4.08.11 – (LAA) – Survey Regarding AA Management, Japan Earthquake, Senate to Stop GOP Attack on Union Organizing, We Are One

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday April 8, 2011 20APR11 On Wednesday April 20, the day 800 plus managers are scheduled to once again receive undeserved bonuses, picketing and leafleting events will be held around the system to protest their insatiable greed. Scheduled time for these activities is 11:00-14:00 Local Base Time. Additional information…

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4.01.11 – (LAA) – Strike Sec 90s Call to Action, AA Management Survey, Negotiations Update, Japan Earthquake, Ohio Senate Eliminates Public Service Workers Right to Bargain, Sprint Customers, DCA-I Closes

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday April 1, 2011 THANK YOU We had a tremendous response to our “Strike Sec. 903” Call to Action this week. This was a part of the partisan strategy to cripple labor and unions by reversing the National Mediation Board’s ruling on union certification last year. APFA President Laura…

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3.28.11 – (LAA) – Call to Action – Union Election Voting Rules

Urgent Call To Action! The House of Representatives has added a provision to the FAA Reauthorization Bill that would force the National Mediation Board (NMB) to revert back to the old voting rules for union elections.The vote is scheduled to take place this week. This provision must be removed from the FAA Bill. Please call…

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3.25.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Management Survey, YouTube Vido, We Are One, Japan Earthquake, Recurrent Training, AIRTRAN FAs Reach TA, Skyword Online

Weekly HotLine for the week ending Friday March 25, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE APFA President Laura Glading issued a hotline update yesterday on the status of our negotiations with American stating, Our anger with the company is at an all time high. AMR Executives still refuse to recognize our sacrifices. And in their annual unconscionable display…

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3.24.11 – (LAA) – Secial Update on Negotiations

APFA President Laura Glading Special Update on Negotiations Thursday March 24, 2011 We’ve been in negotiations with the company for almost three years without a contract. Our anger with the company and frustration with the National Mediation Board (NMB) is at an all-time high. Negotiations, however, do not happen in a vacuum. We must continually…

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3.18.11 – (LAA) – Japan Earthquake, Recall Update, PLOA, Make Up and HISEND, Management Survey, Executive Bonuses

Weekly Hotline For the week ending Friday, March 18, 2011 EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI UPDATE APFA is continuously working to ensure the safety and security of all Flight Attendants currently in or traveling to and from Japan. We praise our fellow crewmembers dedication and professionalism in the face of this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers got out…

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3.16.11 – (LAA) – Japan Earthquake

Japan Update March 16, 2011 In response to the ongoing situation in Japan, a joint Operational Response Team has been formed composed of Flight, Flight Service, APA, APFA, SOC and Safety, Security and Environmental, M&E, Airport Services and the TWU. This team will have access to the latest information regarding the situation in Japan and…

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