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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

4.15.24 – Negotiations Update #52: April 15, 2024

On March 13th, APFA met with the members of the National Mediation Board (NMB) at a formal status conference to brief the Board members on the status of our bargaining and to discuss our request for a release.

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4.11.24 – Save The Date! Systemwide Informational Picketing: Thursday, May 9th, 2024!

American Airlines must finalize a contract that addresses the current economic environment without further delay. We will keep the pressure on management and our fight at the forefront of the public and the media.

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4.11.24 – Call to Action! No More Stalled Negotiations!

Over 100,000 Flight Attendants are in drawn-out negotiations across the industry. But without a credible strike threat, airline management is perfectly happy to prolong negotiations for years.

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3.19.24 – Negotiations Update #51: Mediated Negotiations Continue

Last week, in conjunction with our status conference with the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington, D.C., we held mediated negotiations with the Company on Tuesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 14.

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3.15.24 – Negotiations Update #50: National Mediation Board Status Conference Update

On Wednesday, March 13th, your negotiating committee met with members of the National Mediation Board (NMB) to update them on the status of our bargaining for a fair contract at American Airlines.

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2.10.24 – Negotiations Update #49 / Strike Preparation / Day of Action

This week in negotiations, we further narrowed the issues, focusing on Deadheading and certain issues in Scheduling. We agreed on some Deadheading provisions that will allow Flight Attendants to self-book alternative deadhead travel

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2.06.24 – Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action: February 13, 2024

On Tuesday, February 13, 2024, Flight Attendants across the industry will picket in uniform at more than 30 worldwide airports to demand that management get serious about negotiating fair Flight Attendant contracts.

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1.25.24 – Negotiations Update #48: NMB Status Conference

Last week, APFA National President Julie Hedrick submitted a letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB) stating that contract negotiations are at an impasse and Flight Attendants should be free to strike American Airlines.

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4.15.24 – Negotiations Update #52: April 15, 2024

On March 13th, APFA met with the members of the National Mediation Board (NMB) at a formal status conference to brief the Board members on the status of our bargaining and to discuss our request for a release.

Continue Reading

4.11.24 – Save The Date! Systemwide Informational Picketing: Thursday, May 9th, 2024!

American Airlines must finalize a contract that addresses the current economic environment without further delay. We will keep the pressure on management and our fight at the forefront of the public and the media.

Continue Reading

4.11.24 – Call to Action! No More Stalled Negotiations!

Over 100,000 Flight Attendants are in drawn-out negotiations across the industry. But without a credible strike threat, airline management is perfectly happy to prolong negotiations for years.

Continue Reading

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Euless, Texas 76040

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

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Phone: (817) 540-0108

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