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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2017 Hotlines

12.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Event Reporting/MU List Reminder/Holiday Weekend Live Chat Hours/Uniform Reaction Report Count

  Event Reporting – LAA/LUS Make-up List Reminder – LAA Holiday Weekend Live Chat Hours – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS   Event Reporting – LAA/LUS The Corporate Event Reporting System (CERS) is the official reporting system for the Company. One report is created for each event that has occurred involving American…

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12.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Presidential Grievance Filed on Pay Protection Provisions


  Presidential Grievance Filed on Pay Protection Provisions – LAA/LUS APFA has filed a Presidential Grievance, protesting the Company’s recent practice regarding scheduling and deadheading pay protection provisions in the Red Book Agreement as well as its interpretation of similar provisions yet to be implemented under the JCBA. The language…

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12.28.17 – (LAA/LUS) – WTS Posted for Ad Hoc Member to the Executive Committee

  The APFA National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to inform all members that there is a Willingness-to-Serve (WTS), posted on the APFA website, for the position of Ad Hoc Member to the Executive Committee Place #5.  The position is open to all members who are active and in good standing. The WTS form…

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12.28.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Pre-payment of 2018 Union Dues


Prepayment of 2018 Union Dues – LAA/LUS APFA has received inquiries from Flight Attendants wishing to pre-pay their 2018 union dues in 2017 in order to take advantage of the employee business deduction before it goes away under the new tax law that takes effect next year. Although APFA will…

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12.28.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Candidates Announced for LGA Base President and Base

  The APFA National Ballot Committee retrieved the Willingness-To-Serves today for LGA Base President and LGA Base Vice President and there will be an election for both positions. Ballots will be mailed to those Flight Attendants who are based at LGA on January 17, 2018. Ballots must be mailed back…

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12.27.17 – (LAA) – Pay Protection for Last 5 Days of the Month

Pay Protection for Last 5 Days of the Month (excludes Reserves) – LAA As a reminder, Flight Attendants should be familiar with the following parameters when looking to pay protect during the last 5 days of the month: Pay protection: After sign in, Crew Schedule has the same options as MIC…

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12.26.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Critical FA Staffing Shortage at LAA Bases

    Critical FA Staffing Shortage – LAA The Company has notified APFA that they have now invoked Article 9.L of the contract in response to a critical staffing shortage at all LAA bases with the exception of RDU: Article 9.L of the Foundation Document refers to the Order of Open Time Coverage…

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12.25.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Happy Holidays from APFA

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12.23.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Update on January Reserve Numbers

AA aircraft cabin

Update on January Reserve Numbers – LAA/LUS As you know, the reserve numbers at many bases are much higher than we would like. We have met twice with Labor and Manpower Planning this week to try and offer solutions to the high reserve numbers in January. The Company has staffed…

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12.22.17 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Accepting Resumes for Administrative & Committee Positions

Administrative and Committee Positions – LAA/LUS APFA is now accepting resumes for the following positions: Regional Representatives (7) National Department Chairs – (7 – Communications, Contract, Health, Hotel, Injury on Duty (IOD), Safety/Security, and Scheduling) National Balloting Committee (5) National Budget Committee (minimum of 4) The Regional Representative and Department…

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12.22.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Pay Rate Increase/401k Catch-up/Vacation Buyback/Special EC Meeting Minutes/Holiday

  Hourly Pay Rate Increase – LUS/LAA 401(k) Catch Up Contribution Reset for 2018 – LAA/LUS Vacation Buyback Window – LUS Special EC Meeting Minutes – LAA/LUS Holiday Live Chat Hours – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS Hourly Pay Rate Increase – LUS/LAA Effective January 1, 2018, the hourly rate…

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12.21.17 – (LAA/LUS) – New IOD Reporting Process

New IOD Reporting Process – LAA/LUS APFA has been informed that American Airlines has partnered with Sedgwick to change the process to report an Injury on Duty (IOD). Beginning January 1, 2018, LUS and LAA Flight Attendants will be able to immediately report an IOD 24 hours a day, 7…

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12.21.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Pay Protection for Lost Time Due to Pilot Scheduling Error

APFA is aware of the concerns many Flight Attendants have about pilot staffing over the next several days and has been communicating with the Company about pay protection for Flight Attendants. Although the Company maintains that current open time is in line with what they would expect over the holiday…

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12.19.17 – (LAA/LUS) – WTS for LGA Base President and Vice President Due This Week

  The APFA National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to remind all interested Flight Attendants that the Willingness-To-Serve form for LGA Base President and Vice President is due Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00am CT in the PO Box listed on the WTS form. The form can be downloaded from…

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12.18.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Tax Reform Bill

Proposed Tax Bill Could Cost APFA Members Call Your Senator TODAY! Both the House and Senate will vote on a major overhaul of the current national tax code this week. The bill was written, deliberated, and agreed to under the cover of darkness. It happened quickly and without public hearings…

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12.18.17 – (LUS) – January 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary

  January 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary – LUS The January 2018 PBS Bid is available for viewing in the Crew Portal via the PBS Award tab. Any Flight Attendant who has a question about his/her award or believes he/she may have received a mis-award should notify the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC)…

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12.13.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Available FA Headcount/Domicile Transfer Openings for FEB 2018/JAN 2018 Transfer Awards/JAN 2018 PBS

Planned Available Flight Attendant Head Counts – LAA/LUS Domicile Transfer Openings for February 2018 – LUS January 2018 Transfer Awards – LUS January 2018 PBS Bidding Timeline – LUS December FABRC Hours – LUS   Planned Available Flight Attendant Head Counts – LAA/LUS NOTE: The headcounts posted for LUS bases…

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12.11.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Message from Members of the APFA Board of Directors

The APFA Board of Directors (BOD) met in Dallas-Fort Worth on Friday, December 8th. We were presented with a signed settlement agreement for the Presidential Grievance filed in September on the FOI Timeline. A special board meeting was convened, and several voting APFA BOD members voiced their disdain for this settlement.…

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12.08.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 401-K Catch-up/Update on Drug Testing Procedures/DHs from Co-Terminals/Dirty A/C Vents/Retirement Seminars/Uniform Reports

  401(k) Catch Up Contribution Reset for 2018 – LAA/LUS Updated DOT Drug Testing Regulations – LAA/LUS Deadheading to/from Co-Terminals & Satellite Bases – LAA/LUS Dirty Aircraft Vents – LAA/LUS Upcoming Retirement Seminars – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS 401(k) Catch Up Contribution Reset for 2018 – LAA/LUS Flight…

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12.06.17 – (LUS) – January 2018 PBS Bidding Information

Pairing Percentages Example

January 2018 Pairing Percentages – LUS Important Bidding Information- Redeye Pairings – LUS January 2018 Bidding Timelines – LUS FABRC Hours – LUS January 2018 Pairing Percentages *Important Bidding Information- Redeye Pairings* – LUS Redeye Defined – Last September, both LAA and LUS Redeye pairings (sequences) were aligned. This was communicated by the the Company…

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12.01.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Elevate Trng/Early Boarding/JSIC Base Visits/EC Mins/Jan VLOAs/Cabin JS Processing/2018 Benefits/Uniform Rpts

  Elevate the Experience Training – LAA/LUS Early Boarding – LAA/LUS JSIC Base Visits – LAA/LUS 3Q17 EC Meeting Minutes – LAA/LUS VLOAs Now Available for January – LUS Cabin Jump Seat Clarification – LAA/LUS Review Your 2018 Benefits Elections – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS Elevate the Experience Training – LAA/LUS Despite attempts by…

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11.30.17 – (LAA) – American Airlines 401(k) Settlement

  American Airlines 401(k) Settlement – LAA LAA employees started receiving notices this past week about their possible inclusion in a Class Action Lawsuit that was brought about by three AA employees last year over 401(k) investment options. The parties have reached a potential settlement and any LAA employee who…

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11.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Sedgwick IOD/Injury Concierge Program

  Effective Friday, December 1, 2017, American Airlines Workers’ Compensation administrator, Sedgwick, will be rolling out an IOD/injury concierge program. California will be the launch state. It will be an added service that is intended to reach out to injured employees within the first few hours of their injury being reported. Their…

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11.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Pilot Schedule Bidding System Failure

As you may have heard, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) recently notified its members as well as APFA that thousands (up to 15,500 in the 2nd half of December) of flights currently do not have pilots assigned to fly them during the upcoming critical holiday period due to a failure…

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11.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Willingness-to-Serve Posted for LGA Base President and Vice President

The National Ballot Committee (NBC) has posted the Willingness-To-Serve for Base President and Base Vice President for LGA on the APFA website. The WTS form must be mailed and received in the appropriate PO BOX by 10:00am CT, December 28, 2017. Ballots will be mailed to the membership on January…

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