Representing the Flight Attendants
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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2018 Hotlines

11.28.18 – APFA NBC Hotline – SLT Base President Election Results

Wednesday, November 28, 2018   The National Ballot Committee (NBC), on November 28, 2018, has certified the results for the APFA SLT Base President Election. The following are the results: SLT Base President: Robert Applegate   86  48.86% Nena Martin          90   51.14% Nena Martin is the SLT Base President. Nena will take office immediately…

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11.26.18 – APFA Initial Bargaining Survey

Monday, November 26, 2018   For the better part of two decades, our contracts have been gutted by bankruptcies and over-reaching restructuring. Presently, we are working under a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement which was imposed in Arbitration.The Company is profitable and our industry stable. We rightfully approach Section 6 Negotiations in that spirit, with solid expectations.…

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11.22.18 – December 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary

Thursday, November 22, 2018   December 2018 PBS Bid Award Summary Here are a few definitions for some of the key terms to help you better understand the award summary chart: Shadow Bid/Pay Purpose Only Bid – Crew Scheduling shall run PPO bids during the regular PBS award process. PPO…

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11.22.18 – APFA Special Hotline – Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2018   On behalf of the APFA National Officers and the entire staff at APFA Headquarters, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are spending the day at home with friends and family or flying with your colleagues, we want you to know…

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11.21.18 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 21, 2018   *|TWITTER:TWEET Another Remember to November! A big “thank you” to the thousands of our Flight Attendants who were joined by our sisters and brothers from other unions to participate in physical and virtual picket lines on November 18. It was a huge Nation-wide Success! Calling…

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11.20.18 – Calling in Sick

  Tuesday, November 20, 2018    Calling in Sick What you need to know about Sick (JCBA Section 9): All sick calls will have a start and end date. Whenever you call in sick, Crew Schedule will close your absences based on the end date provided. Crew Schedule will no longer ask…

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11.19.18 – Lori Bassani, APFA National President – Letter of Appreciation

  Monday, November 19, 2018    APFA Members, Thank you for your passionate support and commitment at our system-wide picketing event! (Click on the image below to watch the video) In Unity,

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11.17.18 – It’s Your Right to Picket – November 18, 2018

  Saturday, November 17, 2018    TOMORROW        TOMORROW        TOMORROW  “It’s Your Right to Picket” Some of our members are concerned about showing up to picket on November 18. Federal law protects Flight Attendants’ “right to organize and bargain collectively,” and prohibits employers from “interfer[ing] in…

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11.16.18 – APA Letter of Support

  Today we received a letter from Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association. We welcome the support of APA as we enter negotiations, and we stand in strong support of their efforts at the bargaining table as well. Below is the letter sent to APFA National President, Lori…

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11.16.18 – 25th Anniversary Skyword Express

Friday, November 16, 2018    Introducing the commemorative issue of Skyword Express. Click the image below: -adobe Flash required  

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11.16.18 – IAM Letter of Support

We received a letter from Sito Pantoja, General Vice President of the IAM. APFA welcomes the support of our brothers and sisters at IAM as we enter negotiations, and we stand in strong support of their efforts at the bargaining table as well! Below is the letter sent to APFA’s National…

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11.16.18 – “It’s Your Right to Picket”

  “It’s Your Right to Picket” Some of our members are concerned about showing up to picket on November 18. Federal law protects Flight Attendants’ “right to organize and bargain collectively,” and prohibits employers from “interfer[ing] in any way with the organization of its employees…” 45 U.S.C. § 152 Fourth.…

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11.14.18 – The Weekly Scoop

  – Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org     ​JCBA Contract Training November 5th and 6th the Contract and Scheduling Depts hosted a JCBA Contract Class to familiarize APFA Representatives and Flight Attendants with contract language and scheduling systems. The successful two-day training included a comprehensive, cover-to-cover JCBA study.…

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11.13.18 – AA Flight Attendants Nationwide Informational Picket- November 18th

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS ADVISORY AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANTS COMMEMORATE 25TH STRIKE ANNIVERSARY WITH A NATIONWIDE INFORMATIONAL PICKETING EVENT It’s time to: wAAke up American! Dallas, TX (Nov. 13)— American Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) are sounding the alarms this Sunday,…

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11.12.18 – PBS Holiday Bidding

  PBS Holiday Bidding December bidding is upon us. There are many changes to the distribution of flying throughout the system, so you may need to alter your bidding strategy. December flying is typically heavier in the last two weeks, for that reason, you may want to bid according to…

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11.12.18 – Standing With Our TWU Brothers and Sisters

  Over the weekend we received a letter from John Samuelson, president of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). APFA welcomes the support of our brothers and sisters at TWU as we enter negotiations, and we stand in strong support of their efforts at the bargaining table as well! Below…

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11.12.18 – In Our Hearts and Minds Forever – Remembering Flight 587

Monday, November 12, 2018   On this date, 17 years ago, we learned the tragic fate of AA Flight 587 that crashed in Queens, New York, killing everyone onboard the Airbus A300 including nine of AA’s finest crew members as well as five victims on the ground.  This unimaginable tragedy…

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11.11.18 – APFA Salutes Our Veterans

Sunday, November 11, 2018   APFA salutes America’s servicemen and women who have served our country. This Veterans Day, we pay special tribute to APFA members, past and present, who have answered the call. If you enjoy freedom, thank a Veteran.

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11.09.18 – FAA Emergency Airworthiness Directive – 737 MAX

    Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent out an Emergency Airworthiness Directive in reference to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft. We have reviewed the communication in its entirety. The Airworthiness Directive requires revisions to certification limitations and operating procedures to provide guidance in the…

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11.09.18 – APFA Town Hall Meeting – November 13, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018   Click on the link below to register: https://tthm.wufoo.com/forms/apfa-membership-telephone-town-hall/   APFA Telephone Town Hall  APFA National Officers, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC) and the National Contract and Scheduling Chairs will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on November 13th at 12:30-1:30 CT to address your questions concerning…

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11.09.18 – Intent to Commence Bargaining

Friday, November 9, 2018   Dear APFA Members, Today we noticed the Company of our intent to commence bargaining, triggering the provision in our contract (Section 40) for early openers one year prior to the amendable date of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), which is December 13, 2018. We…

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11.09.18 – It’s Your Right to Picket

 Friday, November 9, 2018     “It’s Your Right to Picket” Some of our members are concerned about showing up to picket on November 18. Federal law protects Flight Attendants’ “right to organize and bargain collectively,” and prohibits employers from “interfer[ing] in any way with the organization of its employees…”…

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11.07.18 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   Mark your calendar to call in for the “Scoop” with the National Officers, Contract, Scheduling and PBS Reps <<Join our official wAAke Up American Facebook page!>> On November 18th,  1100-1300 HBT our Flight Attendants are mobilizing system-wide to send a message to American Airlines management. It’s…

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11.06.18 – JSIC Update – PBS Facts

PBS Facts Proration of Days off for Lineholders and Reserves with 7 or More Days of Vacation Remember, when you have 7 or more days of vacation and bidding in PBS, your days off are prorated. For example, you are a lineholder next month and have 7 days of vacation…

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11.05.18 – VOTE!

Fellow APFA Members, Tomorrow is election day and across our country millions of citizens will exercise their right to cast their vote for the candidates that they think are best able to help lead us over the coming years. If you haven’t already early voted or voted absentee I hope…

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