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Strike Authorization Vote

Strike Authorization Vote Information Booklet

View the Strike Authorization Booklet to learn more about the vote and process

Strike Authorization Vote Videos

Watch videos from your Negotiating Committee about the vote and process

FAQs

Have questions about the authorization vote? Read the Strike Vote Authorization FAQs

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We Are Ready

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On July 17th , your Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, comprised of Union Leadership from all ten of American’s Flight Attendant bases, unanimously authorized the APFA Negotiating Committee to conduct a strike authorization vote. APFA National President, Julie Hedrick, explaining what is at stake and why we are taking this important step.

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APFA Base Presidents urge the membership to vote Yes for strike authorization. Join your local base leadership by sending a strong message that we demand an industry-leading contract. We Are Ready!

What's a Strike Authorization Vote?

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This week, your Board of Directors unanimously authorized your APFA Negotiating Committee to conduct a strike authorization vote. What is a strike authorization vote? Kelly Hagan, ORD-based Flight Attendant and Member of your Negotiating Committee, explains what a Strike Authorization Vote is.

How to Show Your Support

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Timothy Legeros, Miami-based Negotiating Committee Member, talks about how to show support for a contract that reflects our value to American Airlines. It is imperative that all Flight Attendants stay informed and engaged in the negotiating process.

You MUST be Dues Current
to Vote

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APFA National Treasurer Erik Harris discusses the importance of becoming dues current and a new option to make a payment arrangement.

Membership Information Update:
To update your email address in realtime, click here. To update your contact information, including phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, please visit apfa.org or contact the Membership Department at [email protected]. Accurate information allows us to promptly communicate important updates, meeting notices, and voting instructions.

Dues Payment/ Setting Up a Payment Arrangement:
To clear any outstanding dues, please visit the ‘My Account’ Section of the APFA website to pay online, or contact the Dues Department at [email protected]. They will provide guidance on the payment options available, including the new payment arrangement option that your APFA Board of Directors created last month to help those with large arrears balances get back into good standing.

Read More About Voting Eligibility and Dues Payment Plan Arrangements

FAQs

Strike Authorization Vote Information

A SAV allows the Flight Attendants to show their solidarity and readiness to use all legal means under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) to secure the contract that we have rightfully earned.

Strike authorization votes show management that Flight Attendants are willing to go the distance to secure contractual improvements, up to and including exercising self-help as outlined by the Railway Labor Act. A strong ‘YES’ vote compels management to address the proposals remaining on the table.

The following steps would have to be exhausted before a strike could occur:

1. We will continue to meet with our mediators on our scheduled dates if progress is being made at the bargaining table.

2. If we stop making progress, APFA would then request the NMB to “release” the negotiations to a 30-day cooling-off period, followed by self-help (strike). The NMB has discretion to decide to grant the release or continue further mediation efforts.

3. If the NMB released us into a 30-day cooling-off period, negotiations would continue. If no agreement is reached by the end of the cooling-off period, and assuming no intervention by the President of the United States or Congress, we would then be free to strike or employ other self-help tactics to put economic pressure on management to reach an agreement. Management would have a similar right to engage in self-help tactics – like a lockout or imposed work rules – to pressure the Flight Attendants to reach an agreement.

A strike, otherwise known as ‘self-help’, can take on many forms. A traditional strike includes all workers walking off the job, however intermittent strikes targeting certain flights provide management with less certainty and have proven more effective.

Voting and Logging In

Login to the APFA website then go to APFA.org/strike

Your vote is completely confidential. Neither APFA nor the election vendor will be able to access how you voted.

No. Once you vote, your vote is final and may not be changed.

Login issues and Password resets between the hours of 9:00 am CT- 5:00 pm CT:

  • Use the chat feature on the landing page of the APFA website, or
  • Call or text 806-4STRIKE (806-478-7453) for real time assistance.

Login and Password resets after hours:

Dues and Eligibility

Go to APFA.org to review your balance. To log in, select 'Log In' from the right corner.

Once logged in you will be taken back to the last page you were on. Select 'My Account’ in the top right corner. Your balance and arrears balance will be shown on the right, below the language selection drop-down field. If you do not have an email address on file, contact the APFA Membership Department at 817-540-0108.

Balance updates automatically and Eligibility updates at 9am, 12pm and 5pm CT

Yes. However, it depends on if you have a balance and how that balance was accrued.

Last month, your APFA Board of Directors passed policy implementing a payment arrangement program for members with balances over $82 (two months of dues). Payment arrangements are available to members of APFA only who have paid their initiation fee or re-join fee paid in full and have signed a membership card. Agency Fee Payers and Ellis Objectors are not eligible for payment arrangements.

Payment arrangements must be executed and first payment made by 5pm CT Sunday, July 30, 2023 in order to be considered in good standing.

Read More - Payment Arrangements Hotline

Yes, however, if you have accrued a balance while on your current leave, that amount accrued will need to be paid in full in order to vote.

Please contact APFA Dues department at 817-540-0108 or [email protected].

Payment plan initiated and first payment received must be completed by July30th 5pm CT

As long as you are a Member in good standing, you are eligible to vote while on probation. In the event of an actual strike, Flight Attendants on probation have the same legal rights as everyone else and the full protection of the union.

Lanyards, Pins, and More

After FA votes they can get WAR pins from CAT team in the airports

Negotiations Hotlines

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 – 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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6.05.24 – 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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6.03.24 – Negotiations Update #57: Negotiations Scheduled For The Week Of June 10th, 2024

As communicated last week, the National Mediation Board signaled that they would call APFA and American Airlines back to the table for a last-ditch effort in the next two weeks to try and come to a deal.

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5.31.24 – Negotiations Update #56: Intensive Mediation Concludes | Flight Attendants Prepare For A Strike

Two weeks of intensive mediation at the National Mediation Board (NMB) offices in Washington, D.C., failed to produce an agreement with American Airlines. These sessions followed three weeks of mediation in DFW.

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5.25.24 – Negotiations Update #55: Update from Washington, D.C.

Your negotiations team finished the first two days of intensive mediation at the National Mediation Board (NMB) offices in Washington, D.C. On Thursday morning, the parties held separate status conferences with the members of the NMB, followed by negotiations on Thursday and Friday.

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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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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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Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – July 11

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – July 11

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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