Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2014 Hotlines

12.31.14 – (LAA/LUS) Happy New Year

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release           Happy New Year! Wishing you a safe, healthy and peaceful new year. Thank you all for your hard work and contributions in achieving an industry-leading contract. Here’s to a prosperous 2015!…

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12.29.14 – (LAA) Implementation of Training Pay

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 29, 2014   LAA Implementation of Training Pay from the JCBA for LAA Flight Attendants, originally scheduled for February 1, 2015, is being delayed.  This provision provides for $75.00 on each day…

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12.26.14 – (LAA/LUS) JCBA Docs, Transition Payment, APA Nego Update, Uniform Points, HICLAIM, Retirees/Medicare, Autopay w/ COBRA/Retiree Medical, Dental Enroll, New Benefits Admin

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 26, 2014   LAA and LUS Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement Documents The JCBA language containing the 12.23.14 updated pay scale has been published to APFA’s website. The APFA Executive Committee unanimously ratified a resolution incorporating the new…

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12.23.14 – (LAA/LUS) AA Announces Wage Increases For All Employees w/ JCBA Below Director Level

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release         December 23, 2014       In an unprecedented move, American management has announced a wage increase today for all employees with Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements in place as well as all…

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12.22.14 – (LAA) Equity Stock Awards Tax Deferral

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 22, 2014   Equity Stock Awards Tax Deferral – retirement@apfa.org Last Thursday, President Obama signed into law (H.R.2591/S.2614) a change to the rules governing the ability of airline employees to defer a…

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12.19.14 – (LAA/LUS) Implementation For Dec, Jan and Feb, Integrated Seniority, Bid Leaves, Mixed Equipment and Language Speakers, Dental Enrollment, Direct Bill, Makeup Refresher

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release     December 19, 2014         LAA and LUS Implementation – negotiate@apfa.org Now that we have a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement for all 24,500 Flight Attendants at the new American, there are several aspects…

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12.18.14 (LAA/LUS) Management Agrees to Restore Full T/A Wages to Arbitrated JCBA

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 18, 2014   At the request of APFA National President Laura Glading and the Joint Negotiating Committee, American Airlines management met with APFA leadership in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area today to discuss…

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12.16.14b – (LAA/LUS) Deadhead to Training Presidential, Art 30 Deadline, NBC PHX Base President Update, KCM Rule Change

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 16, 2014   LAA and LUS Deadheading Presidential Grievance – legal@apfa.org APFA has converted a base grievance filed by the APFA LAX-I Base President into a Presidential Grievance regarding preferential deadheading treatment for…

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12.16.14 – (LAA/LUS) Implementation Schedule/JCBA Uploaded, Q&As

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 16, 2014    LAA and LUS APFA has uploaded the updated Implementation Letter along with the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement language. Below are some Q&As that address a few of the most frequently asked questions from Flight…

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12.15.14 – (LAA/LUS) Parker Responds to APFA Request for Meeting

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 15, 2014   Yesterday, Doug Parker responded to APFA President Laura Glading’s December 8th letter requesting a meeting to discuss the possibility of restoring wages beyond the arbitrated award. APFA is pleased…

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12.13.14 – (LAA/LUS) JCBA Arbitration Award, Transcript Uploaded

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       APFA Special JCBA Hotline – Arbitration Award and Transcripts December 13, 2014   This afternoon, the seven member Arbitration Panel, established in accordance with the Negotiations Protocol Agreement, issued its decision on the terms of…

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12.12.14 – (LAA/LUS) JCBA Arb Update, FML Policy Change, MIC Reminder, Voice Calls on A/C, Cromnibus

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 12, 2014   LAA and LUS JCBA Update As mentioned in Monday’s Hotline, the arbitration panel is in the process of reviewing the exhibits and testimony of the union and company’s witnesses.…

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12.11.14 – (LAA/LUS) WTS for Base Reps CORRECTED

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       Special Hotline – (CORRECTION) – Willingness to Serves for Base Representatives December 11, 2014   Listed below are the corrected Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) results for base elections, followed by additional information. There are five…

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12.10.14b – (LAA/LUS) WTS For Base Elections

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release   December 10, 2014 APFA’s National Ballot Committee (NBC) is conducting elections for the positions of Base President, Vice President, and Operation Council Representatives/Base Council Representative (OCR/BCR) at all LAA and LUS Bases. LAA Bases The…

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12.10.14 – (LAA) Overwater Training Ballot, Dental Insurance Update

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release         December 10, 2014   LAA January 2015 Overwater Training Draft Ballot Deadline LAA Flight Attendants who have received an HI6 notification regarding being subject to drafting for Overwater Training in January please…

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12.08.14 – (LAA/LUS) APFA President Requests Meeting W/Parker to Restore Full Value of T/A, JCBA Arbitration Update, Prefunding Presidential Update

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release         December 8, 2014   LAA and LUS Today, APFA President Laura Glading sent a letter to AA CEO Doug Parker on behalf of the Joint Negotiating Committee requesting a meeting as soon as possible following the…

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12.05.14b – (LAA) FML Changes, Prefunding Presidential, Overwater Ballot, December Training Classes, Tablets for FAs on LOA, Ice Cream Service, AVBL Release Requests, VOL Benefits

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release           December 5, 2014   LAA Domestic Partner/Family Leave Changes – contract@apfa.org / health@apfa.org The company recently announced changes to AA’s Family Leave policy system wide effective January 1, 2015. The changes…

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12.05.14 – (LAA/LUS) JCBA Arbitration Recap, LUS Transition Payment

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 5, 2014   The interest arbitration between APFA and AA continued Thursday in Washington, D.C. The company called three witnesses to testify: Dr. Darrin Lee, Airline Economist; Patrick Guiltinan, Principle on AA’s…

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12.04.14b – (LAA/LUS) WTS Base Representative Q&As

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       Willingness-To-Serve Reminder for Base Representatives December 4, 2014     The APFA National Ballot Committee would like to remind all members that Willingness-To-Serves (WTS) are posted on the APFA website for the positions…

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12.04.14 – (LAA/LUS) JCBA Arbitration Recap

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 4, 2014   Yesterday, December 3rd, was the first day of the Flight Attendant interest arbitration before three neutral arbitrators, two union and two company panel members. APFA started off the hearing…

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12.02.14 – (LAA/LUS) JCBA Arbitration Prep, Q&As

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       December 2, 2014   APFA leadership, members of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and APFA’s arbitration attorneys met in Washington, D.C., today for final preparations ahead of tomorrow’s interest arbitration. APFA is prepared…

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11.26.14 – (LAA/LUS) Arbitration Proposal, Mediation Update, LAA Dental Insurance Disparity Resolved, Q&As

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       JCBA Hotline Update – Arbitration Proposal, Mediation Update, LAA Dental Insurance Disparity Resolved, Q&As November 26, 2014   LAA/LUS The APFA leadership has heard from many members over the past several months and…

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11.21.14 – (LAA/LUS) FML Changes, Overwater Training, LAA Retiree Medical and ERRP Checks

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release       APFA Hotline – November 21, 2014   LAA / LUS Family Medical Leave Changes – vp@apfa.org The company has announced system-wide Family Medical Leave policy changes effective January 1, 2015. APFA is in…

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11.20.14b – (LAA) Overwater Qualified Training Update

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release         Special APFA Hotline – Overwater Qualified Training November 20, 2014   As previously announced, preparations are underway to fully combine the Domestic and International Operations in May 2015. Training for the remaining…

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11.20.14 – (LAA/LUS) Press Release “Flight Attendant Union Renews Opposition to Norwegian Air Application”

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release             Media Contact: Julie Frederick legislation@apfa.org Flight Attendant Union Renews Opposition to Norwegian Air Application NAI Plan is a “Sham,” says APFA Pres. Laura Glading   November 20, 2014 (FORT WORTH,…

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