Representing the Flight Attendants
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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2013 Hotlines

8.14.13 – (LAA) – Equity Web Site Online

APFA Update – Equity Web Site Online – August 14, 2013       As we announced in last week’s hotline, APFA will be providing a web site that specifically addresses FA questions regarding the equity claim. There will be an equity distribution; however, as a result of yesterday’s filing by the Department of Justice,…

8.13.13b – (LAA) – Press Release – Flight Attendants Blast DOJ Over Merger Lawsuit

Flight Attendants Blast DOJ Over Merger Lawsuit Union Says Feds Getting in Way of Competitive Industry, Job Security     Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 13, 2013) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing more than 16,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines,…

8.13.13 – (LAA) – Equity Web Site Online

  APFA Update – Equity Web Site Online – August 14, 2013       As we announced in last week’s hotline, APFA will be providing a web site that specifically addresses FA questions regarding the equity claim. There will be an equity distribution; however, as a result of yesterday’s filing by the Department of…

8.10.13 – (LAA) – Equity Claim, Out With The LBFO, ODCG 2013, Negotiations, Representation, Reserves AM/PM

  APFA Hotline – Equity Claim, Out With The LBFO, ODCG 2013, Negotiations, Representation, Reserves AM/PM   More Details About Our Equity Claim APFA, along with our financial experts have worked hard over the past several months ironing out the details of our equity claim distribution. This claim, which was negotiated last summer and will…

8.03.13 – (LAA) – Equity Claim, Merger Q’s, AM/PM Ballot, GRU Hotel, NLRB and NMB

  APFA Hotline – August 3, 2013 Equity Claim, Merger Q’s, AM/PM Ballot, GRU Hotel, NLRB and NMB Good News Regarding Our Equity Claim Working with our colleagues at APA and TWU, APFA and our bankruptcy professionals have reached an agreement with the company that will give flight attendants more clarity with regards to the…

7.27.13 – (LAA) – APFA Constitution, Pre-Funding Match, 30 in 7 Returns, A319 Arrives, EU Merger Review, 562 AA Flight Attendants

  APFA Hotline July 26,2013   APFA Constitution The APFA Constitution Committee is in the process of reviewing the APFA Constitution, and is seeking feedback from the Membership on items FAs want to see addressed.  The current Constitution can be found at APFA.org or by clicking here After reviewing the constitution, please email the committee by…

7.24.13 – (LAA) – BOS, RDUI, BOSI WTS for Vice Chairs Received

      BOS, RDUI, BOSI WTS for Vice Chairs Received   This is Cindy Horan, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee.  Today, July 24, 2013 was the deadline to submit a Willingness-to-Serve Notification for Vice Chair at BOS, BOSI and RDUI. Ursula Gaynor has been duly elected Vice Chairperson at BOS and Kimberly…

7.22.13 – (LAA) – Fair Tax Treatment for Our Workforce

  Fair Tax Treatment for Our Workforce   Last week, I sent a letter to Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) supporting his amendment to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (HR 2591). Mr. Grimm’s amendment will provide American Airlines employees with the same fair tax treatment that our colleagues at other carriers were afforded…

7.13.13 – (LAA) – Merger Update, FML Presidential, Reserve Late Call, KCM, 1114 Update, Asiana Crew

  APFA Hotline – July 13, 2013 Merger Update, FML Presidential, Reserve Late Call, KCM, 1114 Update, Asiana Crew    Merger UpdateYesterday, US Airways’ shareholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the merger with AA. We only have a few more steps until AA exits bankruptcy as the New American. Court approval for the Plan of Reorganization (a long…

7.11.13 – (LAA) – Flight Services Online Training Issues

  APFA Hotline Update – Flt. Svc. Online Training Issues – July 11, 2013   Recurrent and Int’l Online Training Problems Over the past week APFA has been inundated with calls from our members expressing their frustration with problems related to online training. We press the company for resolution to this fiasco every day. Earlier…

7.09.13 – (LAA) – Flight Attendants Commended by Rep. Nancy Pelosi on House Floor

    APFA Hotline – Flight Attendants Commended by Rep. Nancy Pelosi on House Floor     House of Representatives Honors Flight AttendantsRep. Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), spoke on the House floor this morning about the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash, and more extensively about the heroic flight attendants and their role in saving so many…

7.07.13 – (LAA) – Asiana Airlines Flight 214

APFA Hotline Update – Asiana Airlines Flight 214 – July 7, 2013    Yesterday, the aviation community suffered a terrible loss with the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214, a 777-200, at the San Francisco International Airport. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters from Asiana Airlines, to the passengers, and…

7.05.13 – (LAA) – FA Wait Time, DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing, AM/PM, WTS Reminder for BOS, BOS-I, and RDU-I, Plan of Reorganization Ballot, New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, 641 AA FAs

  APFA Weekly Hotline – July 5, 2013   Flight Attendant Wait Time – DOT Random Drug/Alcohol TestingA flight attendant who reports to the designated testing area for a random drug/alcohol test as directed and who has, according to the time on the notification form, waited 45 minutes for a drug testing collector or Breath…

7.20.13 – (LAA) – CLA Implementation, 30/7, Elaine Barber

Details of Elaine Barber’s Services – Services will be held on Friday, July 26th at noon at St. Andrew’s Church, at the junction of CT Rts. 7 & 341, in Kent, CT. A reception will follow at her favorite restaurant, The Fife ‘n Drum at 53 N. Main. The family requests that donations be made…

7.18.13 – (LAA) – Online Training Issues and Resulting Pay Resolved

Online Training Issues and Resulting Pay Resolved – July 18, 2013   AA is reporting that all online lessons are resolved; meaning all lessons are accessible and accurately tracking both progress and completion. If you are still having difficulty with any online lesson, contact the AA Training Support Desk and follow up with a report…

6.28.13 – (LAA) – AM/PM Details, Drug Testing Wait Time Language, Updated Order of Open Time Chart

  APFA Hotline – June 28, 2013 AM/PM Details, Drug Testing Wait Time Language, Updated Order of Open Time Chart   Drug Testing Wait-Time Language We are pleased to announce that APFA and AA have agreed to language for drug testing wait-time when a flight attendant reports for a random drug/alcohol test. This language formalizes…

6.27.13 – (LAA) – 30-in-7 is Back, DOMA, AM/PM Reserves, Cross-Division Flying Improvements

APFA Hotline Update – June 27, 2013 30-in-7 is Back, DOMA, AM/PM Reserves, Cross-Division Flying Improvements, etc…   The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for gay couples in two landmark cases. The historic decisions declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional,…

6.24.13 – (LAA) – Willingness to Serve – RDU-I, BOS, BOS-I Vice Chairperson

June 24, 2013   Willingness to Serve – RDU-I, BOS, BOS-I Vice Chairperson The National Ballot Committee would like to advise all flight attendants based at BOS, BOS-I and RDU-I that due to a vacancy in the Vice Chairperson position.  Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) Notification is now posted on the APFA website. Those flight attendants who are interested, need…

6.22.13 – (LAA) – BOD Meetings, Senate Hearings on US Airways Merger, NY and Chicago Town Hall Meetings, 472 AA Flight Attendants, Retirement Seminars

  APFA Hotline – June 22, 2013   APFA Board of Directors Meeting The Board continues to meet this week in DFW. As always, members in good standing are welcome to attend the open portions of the meeting. APFA’s professionals were in attendance earlier in the week to brief the Board on several items including…

6.14.13b – (LAA) – AA’s New Leadership Team, APFA President Town Hall Visits, Uniform Update, 2012 Flex Spending Account, Reciprocal Agreements, Reserve Assignments, Purser Proffer, AM/PM Update, EX Meeting, BOD Meetings, 408 AA FAs

    APFA Hotline – June 14, 2013   AA’S NEW LEADERSHIP TEAMThis week in some exciting merger news, AA’s future CEO Doug Parker announced his new senior leadership team including a lot of changes at the top. The following is a list of Doug Parker’s direct reports. Doug Parker: Chief Executive Officer (original US…

6.13.13 – (LAA) – Last Day to Vote for APFA Negotiator

          Last Day to Vote for APFA Negotiator Ballots due: June 14th – 10:00 a.m. Central   The National Ballot Committee would like to remind all flight attendants that voting is open for Domestic and International Negotiator. All votes must be cast by 10am CT on June 14, 2013. If you…

6.07.13 – (LAA) – TSA Abandons Plan to Allow Knives on Board Airplanes, Bankruptcy News, Grace Period for Filing 2012 Healthcare FSA Claims, Quarterly Executive Committee Meeting and Special Board Meeting, 265, Senator Frank Lautenberg

  APFA Hotline – June 7, 2013     We Did It This was a tremendous week for the efforts of APFA’s government affairs team as the TSA abandoned its plan to allow knives on board airplanes for the first time since September 11, 2001. The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, consisting of five unions…

6.14.13 – (LAA) – APFA Negotiating Team Election Results

    APFA Negotiating Team Election Results This is Cindy Horan, Chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, June 14, 2013, the National Ballot committee certified the results of the Domestic and International Negotiator election.   The results are as follows for Domestic Negotiator: Robert Applegate received 95 votes, Gretchen Faulhaber received 33 votes,…

6.05.13 – (LAA) – TSA Administrator John Pistole Announced that the Proposed Changes to the Prohibited Item List Would not be Implemented

  APFA Hotline – June 5, 2013   This afternoon, TSA Administrator John Pistole announced that the proposed changes to the prohibited item list would not be implemented. Citing the input of aviation security stakeholders, the TSA said in a statement that the agency would “continue to enforce the current prohibited items list.” In early…

6.04.13 – (LAA) – Online Training Site to Remain Open Longer than Originally Stated

APFA Hotline Update Tuesday, June 4, 2013   AA Flight Service has announced it will keep the online training site open for FAs longer than was originally stated. Now, the online training site will be available to FAs through June 9 at 1500 Central to accomplish online training. AmericanAirlines + US Airways … Moving Forward Leslie Mayo…

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