Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2011 Hotlines

3.15.11 – (LAA) – Japan Earthquake

Japan Update Tuesday March 15, 2011 As Japan continues to recover from the devastating aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, flights to and from the country have returned to regularly scheduled operation. APFA is monitoring the situation closely, as it remains extremely fluid, and we will take all necessary steps to ensure Flight Attendants’ safety…

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3.11.11 – (LAA) – Japan Earthquake, Negotiations Update, Wisconsin Update, Recall Update, PLOA, UNICEF, Sprint Forward

Weekly Hotline for the week ending Friday March 11, 2011 EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI UPDATE All crew-members laying over in Japan and Hawaii have been accounted for and are safe. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org Let’s vent some frustration about negotiations toward the one party that could put an end to this at any moment ñ American. A survey has…

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3.10.11 – (LAA) – Recall Update

Recall Update Thursday, March 10, 2011 contract@apfa.org American Airlines is accelerating the recall of the next 55 most senior Flight Attendants on the furlough recall list.†Notices to these Flight Attendants were sent on Monday, March 7, 2011.These Flight Attendants will now be included in the group that will return to the line on June 1,…

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3.04.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, CO Ratifies TA, Skyword

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday March 4, 2011 FAACT: Since 2005, AA has lost over $4.2 Billion. Meantime, for that dismal performance, the executives were awarded over $350 Million in bonuses alone. NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE The APFA Board of Directors convened their 2011 Annual Convention yesterday in DCA. Earlier in the week,…

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2.25.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Base Elections, Recall Update, Vacation Bidding, BOD Annual Convention, Wisconsin, MoveOn

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday, February 25, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org As we further await to hear from the NMB, a survey has been posted on APFA.org.†Hundreds of members have already taken the survey. What’s your confidence level with our current Management Team? It’s time American hears directly from you. We…

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2.24.11 – (LAA) – Management Survey

Membership Opinion Survey Posted How’s AA Management Doing? APFA receives feedback daily about the performance of AAís Top Executives. It’s time American hears directly from you. A survey has been posted on APFA.org – a survey to gauge the breadth and depth of the entire membership’s level of confidence in our management. We are asking…

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2.22.11 – (LAA) – APFA and American Jointly Conclude an Agreement to Accelerate the Return of Furloughed Members

Special Hotline Message from APFA President Laura Glading Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Dear APFA Member, Just this past week, APFA and American jointly concluded an agreement to accelerate the return of our furloughed members, adding another 200 recalls to the 368 announced just a few weeks prior. This is truly good new and not just…

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2.18.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Wisconsin, Recall Update, FAA Reauth Update, Vacation Bidding, Bids Close Early, Base Representative Elections

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE As reported earlier this week, at the request of the National Mediation Board (NMB), APFA President Laura Glading, along with members of the APFA Negotiating Team, traveled to Washington to meet with the three board members. Laura Glading commented on the meeting, I once again shared our frustrating struggle with the NMB, this…

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2.16.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update

Negotiations Update Wednesday, February 16, 2011 APFA President Laura Glading, along with other members of APFA’s Negotiating Team met with the three Board Members of the National Mediation Board Tuesday afternoon. The Board Members were receptive and engaged in the meeting. Laura Glading commented on the meeting, “I once again shared our frustrating struggle with…

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2.11.11 – (LAA) – Negotiatons Update, Management Survey, Recalls, Bidding Reminder, FAA Reauth Revisit, Base Representative Elections

Weekly Hotline for the week ending Friday, February 11, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org The National Mediation Board has requested a meeting with APFA. APFA President Laura Glading will travel to Washington, DC next week to meet with the three members of the National Mediation Board. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.…

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2.09.11 – (LAA) – Recall of 368 FAs Announced, Negotionless Update, FAA Reauth Revisit, Joining TWU on the Picket Line, Base Representative Elections, WTS, 4Q EC Meeting, Weather Closures

This is APFA National Communications Coordinator, Jeff Pharr, with a Special Hotline Update for Wednesday, February 9 2011. Late yesterday, American announced the recall of approximately 368 Flight Attendants. The recall will be accomplished in two phases. On Monday, February 14, 147 of the most senior Flight Attendants on the recall list will be mailed…

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2.04.11 – (LAA) – Negotiationless Update, FAA Reath Revisit, Joining the TWU On the Picket Line, Base Rep Elections, 4Q EC Meeting, Weather Coniditions

Weekly Hotline for the week ending Friday, February 4, 2011 NEGOTIATIONless UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org American Airlines $1 million Super Bowl sponsorship is just another example of their ability to find money to spend on anything and everything except their most valuable asset. Time to advance the ball with your employees, American. Last week we reported there…

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1.28.11 – (LAA) Negotiations Update, Base Representative Elections, 4Q EC Meeting, WTS, Last 5 Days of the Month

Weekly Hotline for the week ending Friday, January 28, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org As we await an answer from the National Mediation Board on our request for release, we want to remind everyone that American could put an end to this at any moment by agreeing to a contract that recognizes our sacrifices. Having said…

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1.21.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Foruth Quarter Earnings, Base Representational Elections, WTS, DFW Day in Opts, PVD Usage

Weekly Hotline for the week ending Friday, January 21, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.org The National Mediation Board has informed us that, at present, they are not acting on our request for release and there are no additional meetings scheduled. APFA President, Laura Glading will be having further discussions with Larry Gibbons, the Director of Mediation…

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1.14.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, WTS, Safety, Scheduling, Government Affairs, Office Closure, In Memoriam – Martha ORourke

APFA Weekly Hotline Update for the week ending Friday, January 14, 2011 NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE negotiate08@apfa.og Working All the Angles – A Juggling Act Whether it’s walking the halls of Congress, briefing industry analysts on Wall Street or teaming with fellow Flight Attendant unions, APFA is working hard to make sure no stone is left unturned…

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1.12.11 – (LAA) – Special Negotiations Update – TALL TAALES Document

Special Negotiations Update January 12, 2011 negotiate08@apfa.org American Airlines is at it again – more smoke and mirrors. In their latest Negotiations Update they claim that “real money” is on the table. It may come as a surprise, but AA sometimes conveniently ignores some of the facts in revealing their contract proposals. Shocking. A document…

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1.07.11 – (LAA) – Negotations End without an Agreement, Base Representational Elections, Continental Reaches TA, Recall Update, Human Trafficking

Weekly Hotline for the week ending, Friday, January 7, 2011 YOGI BERRA WAS RIGHT! Negotiate08@apfa.org As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” Negotiations ended this week’s bargaining sessions in Nashville without an agreement. They were able to clean up some loose ends on Article 10, Reserve. The company made proposals on…

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1.06.11 – (LAA) – Negotiations End Without an Agreement

Special Negotiations Update This is APFA President Laura Glading with a special Hotline Update for Thursday, January 6, 2011. As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” We ended this week’s bargaining sessions in Nashville without an agreement. We were able to clean up some loose ends on Article 10, Reserve. The…

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