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5.14.22 – Negotiations Update #12

During this session, we continued discussion with the company on Section 14- International Flying. We also opened and passed a proposal on Section 11-Hours of Service. In the International Section, the Company is proposing to be able to reduce IPD rest down to ten hours in actual operations. Currently, the Company must provide 14 hours of rest on IPD layovers, which cannot be reduced.

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4.20.22 – Negotiations Update #11

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Negotiations Update #11 Negotiations continued in DFW on April 4th-7th. During this session, we continued discussion on Section 8-Vacation, Section 9-Sick Leave, Section 15-Foreign Language Speaker, Section 30-Dispute Resolution and Grievance Procedures, and Section 31-System Board of Adjustment. We also opened and passed a proposal on Section 14-International Flying. You may view…

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3.30.22 – Negotiations Update #10: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

On March 24, 2022, your APFA Negotiating Committee presented a bullet point proposal to the Company team on the remaining sections of the agreement. The remaining sections contain critical provisions impacting our pay, quality of work-life, and control over our schedules. Compensation, Expenses, Vacation, Sick Leave, Scheduling…

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2.02.22 – Updated APFA Negotiations Webpage Now Live

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Updated APFA Negotiations Webpage Now Live As reported in our June 18, 2021, hotline announcing the resumption of negotiations, we are approaching negotiations differently by providing you more information and transparency about what is happening at the bargaining table, including more detail on what the Union and Management are proposing. We are excited to…

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1.26.22 – Negotiations Update #8: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

We focused on Section 25- Leaves of Absence, Section 16- Deadhead, and APFA passed a proposal on Section 15- Speaker for the first time. In Section 25- Leave of Absence, we are down to a few issues. This section will be tabled until later in negotiations. In deadhead, APFA is proposing deadheading Flight Attendants receive the highest class seat available rather than coach seats…

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11.22.21 – Negotiations Update #7: Monday, November 22, 2021

At this session, we continued discussion on Section 22-Filling of Vacancies, Section 29-Training, and Section 38-Crew Rest. We were able to reach a Tentative Agreement (TA) on Section 22- Filling of Vacancies. Section 38- Crew Rest has been tabled as there is no more movement either side is willing to make at this point in negotiations….

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11.07.21 – Negotiations Update #6: Sunday, November 7, 2021

Section 23 – Reduction in Force: We reached a Tentative Agreement on this section. One issue in which we were able to improve was improving the look back period for determining severance pay. Section 23 – Reduction in Force: We reached a Tentative Agreement on this section. Section 27 – Injury on Duty: We tabled this section, meaning we will deal with the remaining open issues later in bargaining….

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10.01.21 – Negotiations Update #5: Friday, October 1, 2021

During the four days of bargaining, we reached Tentative Agreements on six sections: Section 7 Uniforms, Section 17 Co-Terminals, Section 18 Charters, Section 19 CRAF, Section 21 Probation, Section 28 Medical Examinations. As part of our overall strategy in focusing on key priorities, we are moving to reach agreements where possible and carry over key issues until later in negotiations….

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8.16.21 – Negotiations Update #4: Monday, August 16, 2021

The negotiations last week focused on finalizing sections of the contract, which were open when negotiations were paused at the start of the global pandemic. One of the major discussions was Section 6, Crew Accommodations, particularly the severe problems of the company failing to provide hotels promptly in the case of rescheduling or cancellation. Another area on which we had a lot of discussion was the commuter policy, found in JCBA Section 37.I. With the recent displacements and packed flights, we need improvement to the commuter policy….

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8.07.21 – Negotiations Update #3: Saturday, August 7, 2021

On Monday, we will first be discussing Seniority, Charters, and Crew Accommodations. Later in the week, we will also be discussing Moving Expenses, Uniforms, General, CRAF, and Probation. One of the hot issues to be discussed next week in the Crew Accommodations section will be the failure of management to provide hotels promptly. Last week, APFA filed a Presidential Grievance on the topic, concurrently with APA, to demand immediate solutions to the problem. This grievance demands immediate steps to resolve the issues, and discussions are ongoing with management to resolve the situation….

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7.16.21 – Negotiations Update #2: Friday, July 16, 2021

The Negotiating Committee has been meeting weekly since then to prepare for a return to the bargaining table. We have been working on sections of the Agreement that were under active negotiations last year. We have secured bargaining dates with the Company through the end of the year. Negotiations will commence in August. The Committee is looking at the remaining sections of the Agreement to identify key priorities for our bargaining. This includes many of the core sections of the Agreement, including Scheduling, Reserve, and Compensation….

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6.18.21 – Negotiations to Resume

With the pause in bargaining, it is a natural time to reset the bargaining. When we return to the bargaining table, we are adopting a different, more transparent approach to negotiations. We will be providing you a lot more information about what is happening at the bargaining table, including more detail on what the Union and Company are proposing. We will also be calling upon the Membership to help us win our priorities at the bargaining table. An informed, active Membership is our greatest strength….

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