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7.19.24 – Flight Attendant Union and American Airlines Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

EULESS, TX– (July 19, 2024) – Today, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and American Airlines reached a tentative contract agreement after a final week of bargaining.

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7.19.24 – Negotiations Update #67: Tentative Agreement Reached

We are pleased to announce that after negotiating this week in Phoenix, we have secured a Tentative Agreement that addresses our concerns on critical areas of compensation, retroactive pay, contractual improvements, and preserving our hard-won work rules.

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7.19.24 – Rescheduling Reminders: Nationwide Computer Outage

During the evening of July 18th, there was a nationwide outage created by an outside vendor of cyber security. This outage affected all airlines, air traffic control, hotel bookings, and banking services.

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7.15.24 – New T-Mobile/AT&T Phone Issues Form on APFA.org

Recently, APFA has received several calls from Flight Attendants who have received missed trips from Crew Scheduling. The calls are not going through, and the Flight Attendant is completely unaware that they have missed a call(s) from Crew Scheduling.

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7.12.24 – 7/11/24 Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting Recording

Yesterday, APFA hosted a virtual Membership Meeting, which included pertinent topics from your APFA Department Chairs and Committees. Video start times for each department are listed here

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7.11.24 – Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting Begins Soon!

Join us for a Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting today, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT.

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7.10.24 – July 2024: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Approximately 20% of the US population lives with a mental health condition and approximately 70% of those with a mental health condition belong to the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community.

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7.10.24 – Reminder: Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting Tomorrow, July 11, 2024

Join us for a Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting tomorrow, July 11, 2024, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT. This Virtual Membership Meeting will provide important updates from various APFA Department Chairs, Specialists and Committee Representatives.

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7.10.24 – Reserve Bidding Update for August 2024

Each month, a team of APFA Contract and Scheduling Reps review the PBS Misaward Challenges that are submitted to the Union. We escalate many of those to the Company for further review and discussion.

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7.09.24 – Negotiations Update #66: Negotiations Continue The Week Of July 15, 2024

Since the beginning of May, APFA and American Airlines management have been engaged in extensive mediation to reach an agreement. In this negotiations update, we will provide more information on the bargaining status and the steps moving forward to reach an agreement.

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7.05.24 – Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting: Thursday, July 11, 2024

Join us for a Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT. This Virtual Membership Meeting will provide important updates from various APFA Department Chairs, Specialists and Committee Representatives.

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7.01.24 – Negotiations Update #65: Progress Made in Talks; Agreement Not Reached

As we previously reported, on Friday, in a very rare move and with one day’s notice, the National Mediation Board (NMB) ordered APFA and AA management to Washington, D.C., for further negotiations to attempt to reach an agreement.

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7.01.24 – August 2024 Bidding Timelines

Bidding timeline including ETB, vacation, TTS, PBS, CQ, and more

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6.30.24 – Negotiations Update #64: Talks Continue in Washington, D.C.

Negotiations between the APFA and AA went late into the evening yesterday at the offices of the National Mediation Board. Talks are ongoing as we continue the fight for the contract we deserve.

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6.28.24 – 1Q24 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

The First Quarter 2024 APFA Executive Committee Meeting was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the official minutes are now available on APFA.org.

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6.28.24 – Negotiations Update #63: APFA and AA Called to Washington, D.C.

This morning, National Mediation Board (NMB) Board Members requested leaders from the APFA and AA Negotiating Committees return to Washington, D.C., for a meeting tomorrow (Saturday, June 29, 2024).

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6.24.24 – June 2024: Caribbean American Heritage Month

APFA would like to take a moment to recognize Caribbean American Heritage Month. Since 2006, June has been declared a month-long observance of the vast and rich cultures and heritages of the Caribbean people.

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6.20.24 – Negotiations Update #62: Negotiations Conclude With No Agreement

Weeks of intensive mediation at the National Mediation Board ended without an agreement. We do not believe further negotiations will be scheduled prior to the National Mediation Board determining to release the parties into a thirty-day cooling-off period.

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6.20.24 – American Airlines Flight Attendants End Contract Talks, Prepare To Strike

EULESS, TX– (June 20, 2024) – Today, contract talks between the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and American Airlines ended without an agreement, moving 28,000 Flight Attendants one step closer to a strike.

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6.18.24 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – July 2024

Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to any day in a bid month when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS will award as many Flight Attendants as possible to be off on a particular day.

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6.18.24 – July 2024 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

The July 2024 PBS Award Files will be available to view on the APFA website on or around Wednesday, June 19. PBS Award File Video Tutorials are located on APFA.org.

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6.14.24 – Negotiations Update #61: Negotiations Continue Next Week

This week, we continued our struggle for our contract at the National Mediation Board (NMB) offices in Washington, D.C. At the beginning of our mediation session, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su joined our talks with all three NMB members.

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6.13.24 – Negotiations Update #60: Negotiating Committee Update From Washington, D.C.

The National Mediation Board has directed the parties to continue bargaining tomorrow (Friday). Your Negotiating Committee continues our fight for a fair contract and will provide more details as they become available.

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6.12.24 – Red-Hot, Ready To Strike: American Airlines Flight Attendants Picket June 13

EULESS, TX– (June 12, 2024) – As temperatures rise and summer travel kicks off, Flight Attendants are forecasting a red-hot solidarity summer with American Airlines Flight Attendants closer to a strike than they have been in 30+ years.

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6.12.24 – 32 U.S. Senators Urge NMB To Resolve Prolonged Contract Negotiations

Sen. Sanders and 31 Senators Call on National Mediation Board to End Delays and Allow Airline Workers to Strike If Agreements Can’t Be Reached. Today, 32 U.S. Senators wrote to the National Mediation Board (NMB)

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6.12.24 – Reminder! Worldwide Flight Attendant Day Of Action: Tomorrow, June 13, 2024

We’re coming for our share of the profits we create. Join your fellow Flight Attendants on the informational picket lines at 30 airports tomorrow, Thursday, June 13th, to demand our contracts!

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6.10.24 – Save The Date: Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting: Thurs, July 11, 2024

Save the Date! Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting, Thursday, July 11, 2024, 11:00am -12:30pm CT. The next Quarterly Virtual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 11:00am to 12:30pm CT.

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6.09.24 – June 2024: LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June 2024: LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Sunday, June 9, 2024 June is a time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride! This movement began with the historic Stonewall Uprising in 1969, and one year…

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6.06.24 – Ensure Your Pay Is Accurate After an IROPs

During the last round of IROPs, the company did not complete the repair of many reschedules, and even today there may be sequences that still show failed continuity at the top of the HI3.

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6.05.24 – Negotiations Update #59: Immediate Call To Action!/ APFA Board Of Directors Statement

Click here for an immediate call to action! Send a letter to CEO Robert Isom telling him that “My Union Speaks for Me!”.

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6.05.24 – Negotiations Update #58: Management Negotiates Directly With Flight Attendants

Yesterday afternoon, AA management approached APFA with a proposal to increase pay rates by 17%, effective June 1st, 2024, without reaching an agreement on our contract.

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6.05.24 – APFA Opens Strike Command Center

Today, we open APFA’s Strike Command Center (SCC), which will serve as a centralized communications center, ensuring effective communication among Flight Attendants during negotiations and potential strike actions.

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6.05.24 – American Airlines Flight Attendants Open Strike Command Center

Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. [email protected] American Airlines Flight Attendants Open Strike Command Center EULESS, TX– (June 5, 2024) – Today, American Airlines’ 27,000+ Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Professional…

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6.04.24 – Q1 2024 APFA Executive Committee Meeting Final Agenda

Today, the 2024 First Quarter meeting of the APFA Executive Committee was called to order. The assembly approved the agenda, which you may view by clicking here.

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6.04.24 – Call Your Senators Today – Urge Them To Sign The Letter To The National Mediation Board (NMB)

As we continue to fight for a contract, our career, and our rights as Union members, ask both your Senators to show support for bringing prolonged contract negotiations to a close.

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5.04.23 – Reminder: Quarterly Membership Virtual Meeting on Thursday, May 11th

The Quarterly Virtual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 11:00am to 12:00pm CDT.

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5.04.23 – Negotiations Update #24

We are scheduled to meet with the company two weeks every month through September and will be joined by the mediator for fifteen of those sessions. In April, we continued bargaining with the company to work on the outstanding issues in Section 10-Scheduling and Section 12-Reserve.

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5.02.23 – Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. As we head into summer, we can all help by speaking up about skin cancer. Please share the facts to prevent this deadly disease, as it is estimated there will be almost 100,000 new cases this year.

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5.01.23 – June 2023 Bidding Timelines

June 2023 bidding timelines including CQ, vacation, PBS, ETB, and more

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5.01.23 – May Recognitions

Learn about May recognitions and celebrations including International Worker’s Day, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Lag BaOmer, Buddha Day, Memorial Day, and more

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4.30.23 – A Message From Your APFA Leadership

Last week, American management announced a return to first-quarter profitability, which includes record revenue totaling 12.2 billion. These earnings represent a staggering 37.7% increase in revenue generation year-over-year.

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4.28.23 – APFA Negotiating Committee Joins APFA Government Affairs On Capitol Hill

This week, your APFA Negotiating Committee and Government Affairs Department were on Capitol Hill talking to your elected representatives about the status of our contract negotiations with American Airlines.

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4.27.23 – APFA Virtual Retirement Seminar – Tuesday, May 16th

Please join us for a virtual retirement seminar on Tuesday, May 16th from 11:00 – 13:00 (CT). Topics will include: 401(k, 65-Point Plan, COBRA, Medicare, Pensions, Retiree Travel, Social Security, Vacation/Sick Payout

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4.27.23 – Updated System Board of Adjustment (SBA) Webpage

Updated System Board of Adjustment (SBA) Webpage Thursday, April 27, 2023 In this Hotline: – Updated SBA Webpage We are excited to highlight the new changes to the System Board…

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4.26.23 – APFA Special Executive Committee Meeting: April 27, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 APFA Special Executive Committee Meeting Tentative Agenda APFA will be holding a Special Executive Committee Meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2023. In accordance with APFA Policy Manual 4.A.1.a.(1), the…

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4.19.23 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – May 2023

Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day.

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4.18.23 – May 2023 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

Company PBS Bid Award Summary, How to Read the Bid Award Summary, How to Read Your PBS Award, and APFA PBS Bid Award Summary by Base

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4.18.23 – Cabin Air Quality Reporting: Hot Cabin and Smoke, Odor, and Fumes (SOF)

Spring has sprung! And with that comes warmer weather as we approach the summer months, and with rising temperatures across the system, that means a likelihood for an uptick in two types of events: Hot cabin events, as well as Smoke, Odor, or Fume (SOF) events.

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4.18.23 – Call to Action! Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

CALL TO ACTION! Urge your Senators and Representatives in Washington to co-sponsor the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act, because assault doesn’t fly!

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4.17.23 – APFA Hotline – Wings Foundation: Flight Attendants Helping Flight Attendants

Monday, April 17, 2023 Wings Foundation offers assistance to American Airlines Flight Attendants who are in critical need of financial assistance due to illness, injury, disability, or a natural disaster.…

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

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