Posts Tagged ‘Furloughs’

4.02.04 – (LAA) – Transition of National Officers

Hello. This is Friday, April 2nd, 2004, and this is APFA Secretary, Greg Hildreth, with a special hotline to my fellow APFA members. I, along with fellow National Officers Brett Durkin and Cathy Lukensmeyer would like to join incumbent APFA President Ward in thanking our outgoing national officers, Jeff Bott, Linda Lanning, and Juan Johnson…

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3.26.04 – (LAA) – Reduced Layover Rest

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 26, 2004. The response to the APFA National Mailer that was sent out last week has been overwhelming. The mailer outlined APFA’s efforts to date on the reduced layover rest issue and our lobby plans on April 21st and May…

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3.19.04 – (LAA) – Primary Vacation Bid Awards Posted, Reduced Layover Rest

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, March 19, 2004. Primary vacation bid awards have been posted in Flight Attendant HI10s. As a reminder, secondary vacation bidding opened on March 15th and will close at 0700 Central Time on March 23rd. The primary 777 vacation bidding will open…

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2.27.04 – (LAA) – Haiti Cancellations, National Runoff Election, Vacation Accrual Presidential Grievance, Furloughed FAs, BOD Convention

Hello. Today is Friday, February 27, 2004. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. In this week’s Hotline, we will discuss: Haiti cancellations The APFA National Officer Runoff Election A Presidential Grievance filed this week on Vacation Accrual Assistance needed from furloughed Flight Attendants The Annual APFA Board of Directors…

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2.20.04 – (LAA) – Haiti Cancellations, Vacation Accruals

This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with an APFA Hotline Update for Friday, February 27, 2004. The APFA, APA, SOC and Corporate Security have been working together to monitor the situation in Haiti. On Thursday, February 26th at 1600 CST a decision was made to halt all service in and out of Port-au-Prince until…

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2.06.04 – (LAA) – Terminations for Calling in Sick

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, February 6th, 2004. Many Flight Attendants have contacted the APFA regarding a rumor that approximately 400 Flight Attendants have been terminated for calling in sick during the holidays. While there is no truth to the number of Flight Attendants terminated, APFA…

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1.30.04 – (LAA) – Ballots for APFA National Officer Runnoff Election Mailed, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, Cyber Alerts from US Homeland Security Department

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 30, 2004. Ballots for the APFA National Officer runoff election will be mailed to all members on February 9, 2004. They are due back by 0900 Central Time on March 10, 2004. A detailed breakdown of the initial election…

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1.23.04 – (LAA) – Ballots for APFA National Officers Due, AMR Announces 4th Quarter and year End Financial Results, Chicago Congestion, Survey on Workplace Fatigue

Hello. Today is Friday, January 23, 2004. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. Ballots for APFA National Officers are due by 0900 Central Time on January 29, 2004. The ballot count will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Irving, Texas. The hotel is located South of the DFW…

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1.09.04 – (LAA) – Option II Open at Most Bases, Workplace Fatigue Survey

Today is Friday, January 9, 2004. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. The APFA Scheduling Department would like to remind everyone that Option II is open at most bases. Flight Attendants should review Article 9.L. and Article I.9.L of the Contract regarding the order of open time coverage. APFA…

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1.02.04 – (LAA) – Option II Open at Most Bases, Restructuring Agreement, Ballots for APFA National Officer Elections Mailed, FMLA Applicaitons, Restructuring Agreement

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, January 2, 2004. The APFA officers, representatives, and staff would like to wish all APFA members a happy and safe new year. From the APFA Scheduling Desk: Manning remains very tight throughout the system. Option II is open at most…

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11.15.02 – (LAA) – BOD Briefed by APFA Attorneys on Pending Litigation Status, Presdiential Grievance Filed Last Year on Behalf of Former JFK-based TWA-LLC FAs

Hello. Today is Friday, November 15, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with the APFA HotLine. The APFA Board of Directors met for three days this week in Washington, D.C. The board was briefed by APFA attorneys on the status of pending litigation. APFA financial analyst made a presentation on the economic…

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10.11.02 – (LAA) – AA Provides APFA with the Results of the Overage Leave and Partnership Flying Proffer, Family and Medical Leave Arbitration to be Held

This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Wednesday evening October 16, 2002. Late this afternoon, American provided APFA with the results of the Overage Leave and Partnership Flying proffer that closed on October 14th. The company granted all Overage Leave and Partnership Flying requests in STL and ISL. In…

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10.04.02 – (LAA) – System wide Overage Will Be Greater than Projected, Overage Leave and Partnership Flying Proffer for all Other Bases than STL and ISL

Hello. This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, October 4, 2002. American has informed APFA that the system wide overage on November 1 will be greater than projected. For that reason, additional Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying will be offered at all bases. The Overage Leave and Partnership Flying…

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8.13.02 – (LAA) – AA Announces Changes to Business Plan

This is APFA President John Ward with a special edition of the APFA HotLine for Tuesday, August 13. American Airlines today ended weeks of speculation by formally announcing a number of changes intended to “position American for long-term competitiveness and profitability.” I’d like to address how today’s announcements may affect flight attendants. First, the Company…

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5.31.02 – (LAA) – EC Votes to Appoint Susan Lantaz Interim STL Base Chair, Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), Railway Labor Act, Contract Books Shipped

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Thursday, June 6, 2002. Today, the APFA Executive Committee voted unanimously to appoint Susan Lantz as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis International and Greg Bertolini as the interim APFA Base Chair for St. Louis Domestic. Susan and…

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5.10.02 – (LAA) – Unity March at AMR Stockholders Meeting

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, May 10, 2002. On Wednesday, May 15th, the APFA will join AFA representing American Eagle Flight Attendants, APA representing American Airlines Pilots, ALPA representing American Eagle Pilots, and representatives of the Communications Workers of America in a Unity March at…

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5.03.02 – (LAA) – 777 Staffing Arbitration

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Tuesday, May 7, 2002. On Friday, we reported that the make-up over the monthly maximum provision outlined in Article 7.C.2. and Appendix I, Article 7.C.2. would be tested on Friday, May 3rd, by the Company’s programming analysts. This provision was scheduled…

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4.19.02 – (LAA) – NMB Determines that AA and TWA-LLC are a Single Transportation System for Representation Purposes, NBC and Accounting Firm of Whitley Penn Certify Results of Dues Referendum

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Friday, April 19, 2002. On March 19, the National Mediation Board (NMB) determined that American and TWA-LLC were a single transportation system for representation purposes under the Railway Labor Act. That determination has now led to APFA being certified as the bargaining representative…

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3.28.02 – (LAA) – TSA Mandates Fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Checks for All Employees, APFA/AA Bargaining Agreement Distribution, Recall Notices

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Thursday, March 28, 2002. The Transportation Security Administration, in accordance with the Civil Aviation Security Rules, has mandated fingerprint-based criminal history record checks for all employees with unescorted-access authority to secure areas of the airport, aircraft and ramp. The ruling states that an…

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