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Posts Tagged ‘Furloughs’

12.10.04 – (LAA) – AFA-CWA Candle Light Vigil, Flight Attendant Fatigue, Leadership Summit, Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging AA/APFA 2001 Seniority Integration Agreement

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President. Today is Friday, December 10th, and you have reached the APFA Weekly Hotline. On Tuesday, December 14th, your APFA officers along with other APFA representatives will be a part of a candle light vigil and march showing our solid support for the United and US Airways Flight Attendants. The…

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11.26.04 – (LAA) – TWA Seniority Lawsuit, AFA-CWA Candlelight Vigil, Executive Committee Meeting, US Airways Files Section 1113 Motion in Bankruptcy Court, United Airlines Pilots Offered Pay Cut

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with an update to this week’s hotline. Today is November 30, 2004 and on today’s date in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York, Judge Nina Gershon’s 22 page ruling was forwarded to the parties involved. Judge Gershon has granted the motions of both…

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9.28.04 – (LAA) – Recall Notices in the Mail, SAN Satellite Base Test

Today is Tuesday, September 28, 2004 and this is an important update for APFA members. This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, President of APFA. AA and APFA are officially announcing on today’s date that recall notices are in the mail to 610 formally furloughed AA Flight Attendants. Foremost, I want to welcome back these APFA members who…

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8.13.04 – (LAA) – DOL Will Count an Additional 16 Uncounted Ballots in APFA Presidential Election, FA Fatigue, Retirement Made Easy, APFA Voluntary Optional Insurance, AA Agrees to pay $3 Million in Fines to Settle Antitrust Charges

Hello everyone, This is Michael Truan, DFW InfoRep Captain with the APFA Hotline for Friday August 13, 2004. Due to the current weather situation in Florida, American Airlines has had to cancel several flights. If you lose your entire sequence due to a cancellation or illegality, you have an obligation to call crew schedule. Please…

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8.08.04 – (LAA) – BOD Holds Special Meeting Regarding Communications Policy, Ballots for Constitutional Changes, John Kerry Endorsement, Up-to-Date Manuals, APFA Voluntary Optional Insurance, Skyword

This is Michael Truan, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Sunday, August 8 2004. The APFA Board of Directors held a special meeting in Dallas, Ft. Worth beginning July 26, 2004. At this meeting, a majority of the Board changed APFA’s communication policy with regard to approval required to disseminate information to the…

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7.23.04 – (LAA) – 9/11 Commission Issues Final Report, WTS Notifications for Base VC Postitions at JFK, LGA, MIA, and SFO, Special Meeting of APFA BOD, Proposed Constitutional Changes, Optional Exchange Drop/Trade Programming

Hello everyone. This is Liz Geiss, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 23rd, 2004. This past week was eventful on security issues. The 9/11 Commission issued its final report on Thursday. It is widely available in bookstores and can be found online at www.9-11commission.gov. While most of the report focuses on…

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7.16.04 – (LAA) – Vote for Proposed Constitutional Changes, FA Fatigue, In-Cabin Mobile Phone Use, Rescheduling Issues, Seniority List, Smith Barney Downgrades AMR Stock

Hello everyone. This is Liz Geiss, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 16th, 2004. Have you voted yet? APFA members were recently mailed copies of the proposed Constitutional changes and an explanation of the proposed changes that were approved by the APFA Board of Directors. This information was sent out non-profit…

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7.09.04 – (LAA) – BOD Passes Resolution that NBC Will Expiditiously Prepare Balloting Materials and Ballot Membership of Proposed Changes to the APFA Constitution

Hello everyone. This is Michael Truan, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 9th, 2004. The APFA Board of Directors passed Resolution #2 at a Special Board of Directors meeting on May 4th and 5th 2004. This resolution states that, “The National Ballot Committee shall expeditiously prepare balloting materials and commence balloting…

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7.02.04 – (LAA) – Recall of Furloughed FAs, Quarterly Executive Committee Meeting, FA Fatigue, APFA Optional Insurance Benefits, Southwest FAs Strike Deal

Hello everyone. This is Liz Geiss, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 2, 2004. We would like to begin this week by welcoming back to the line 178 formerly furloughed Flight Attendants (which is a correction from the July 1st, Special Hotline Update stating 184 formerly furloughed Flight Attendants). Of the…

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7.01.04 – (LAA) – Update Your Contact Information, Overage Leave of Absence

Hello everyone. This is Liz Geiss, National Communications Coordinator, with a Special Hotline update for Thursday, July 1st, 2004. The APFA would like to welcome back to the line 184 formerly furloughed Flight Attendants. Flight Attendants included in this recall return to active status today! The APFA Membership Department reminds returning Flight Attendants to update…

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6.18.04 – (LAA) – Recall Packets Mailed, EC Meeting, Skyword

Hello everyone. This is Liz Geiss, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, June 18th, 2004. Recall packets were mailed on June 9th, 2004, to 233 Flight Attendants eligible for recall to active status on July 1st, 2004. Responses must be received by American by June 19th, 2004. Failure to respond by that…

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6.09.04 – (LAA) – AA Will Announce Recall of 233 FAs, BOS to Port au Prince Round Trip Cancelled, FA Fatigue, Turbulence, FAA Conducting On-Board Observances, Information Picketing, FAA Fines AMR 2.5 Million Dollars

This is APFA President John Ward with a special hotline update. Today is Wednesday, June 9. APFA is pleased to announce some very good news report today and at a time when good news stories seem to be few and far between. The company will today announce the recall of 233 Flight Attendants, effective July…

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5.07.04 – (LAA) – BOD Conclude Special Meeting and Pass Resolutions, Lobbying in DC, FA Fatgue, Special Meeting of EC, AMR American Eagle FAs Conduct Informational Picketing

Hello everyone. This is Liz Geiss, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, May 7, 2004. The APFA Board of Directors concluded a special meeting in the DFW area this week. During the course of their meeting, the Board approved balloting the APFA membership on numerous changes to the APFA Constitution. The…

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4.30.04 – (LAA) – Restructuring Agreement, Lobbying in DC

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 30, 2004. In accordance with Attachment A of the Restructuring Agreement, all Flight Attendants will receive a 1.5% pay raise effective May 1, 2004. This increase will be reflected in the May 15th paychecks. APFA reported a few months…

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4.23.04 – (LAA) – FA Fatigue, Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Furloughed FAs, Lobbying in DC, Fatigue Survey

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 23, 2004. On Wednesday, many APFA members joined the APFA National Officers and various representatives in Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress on the issues of reduced layover rest, Flight Attendant fatigue, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits for furloughed…

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4.08.04 – (LAA) – Grievances Scheduled to be Presented at the Quarterly System Boards, Test Flights on 737 Between Dallas and Los Angeles, Role of the Treasurer with Regards to Office Staff

This is APFA Treasurer Cathy Lukensmeyer with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, April 8, 2004. As your newly elected Treasurer I would like to give you a brief overview of the different activities and business each department has been involved with this past week. Vice-President Brett Durkin and the Division Representatives are finalizing the grievances…

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