Posts Tagged ‘National President’

9.29.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for October 2021

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for October 2021 For the October bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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8.25.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for September 2021

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for September 2021 For the September bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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7.27.21 – Presidential Grievance: Crew Accommodations and Transportation

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Today, APFA filed a Presidential Grievance against American Airlines to address the never-ending violations to JCBA Section 6 (Crew Accommodations). American is using a third-party vendor, TA Connections, to operate the hotel/ limo desk. The issues our Flight Attendants are facing have reached unprecedented, unacceptable levels. TA Connections has been unable to satisfy…

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7.21.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for August 2021

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for August 2021 For the August bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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6.16.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for July 2021

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for July 2021 For the July bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience a…

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5.29.21 – Return of Alcoholic Beverages Further Delayed

Saturday, May 29, 2021 Return of Alcoholic Beverages Further Delayed Since last year, we have been in discussions with American on safe strategies to return beverage and food services to all cabins. APFA’s focus all along has been limiting the number of customer touchpoints as we return to a more comprehensive onboard service. It is no secret…

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5.18.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for June 2021

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for June 2021 For the June bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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5.06.21 – Reserve Numbers and ‘Moments That Matter’

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 Hello Everyone, Flight Attendant work lives are more difficult than ever. We continue to deal with full flights and issues between crews and fellow passengers over mask non-compliance. Our workspaces have turned from safety and service to flying pressure cookers, with Flight Attendants being verbally assaulted multiple times per day. We…

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4.22.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for May 2021

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for May 2021 For the May bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you…

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4.19.21 – Return of Onboard Service

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Monday, April 19, 2021 Return of Onboard Service Since October of 2020, American has approached APFA to discuss a return of onboard service in the domestic premium and economy cabins. Since October, your APFA Leadership has consistently stated to American that we should not add additional customer touchpoints as worldwide cases of COVID-19 continue to fluctuate. As vaccines…

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4.15.21 – Increased Staffing Needed for Summer Flying

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 Hello Everyone, As a result of a continuing rebound in travel demand, American has informed APFA of the need to increase staffing for scheduled summer flying. We are thankful that the final group of involuntarily furloughed Flight Attendants will be returning to flying for the May bid month. Still, American anticipates a need for…

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4.10.21 – 737 MAX Pay Protection

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Saturday, April 10, 2021 737 MAX Pay Protection APFA has secured pay protection for partial and full sequence 737 MAX cancellations. These pay protections are similar to those used for the COVID-19 cancellations. A list of 737 MAX cancellations will be posted on Jetnet. If you experience a partial 737 MAX related cancellation, you will…

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3.17.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for April 2021

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for April 2021 For the April bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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3.04.21 – Update: Unpaid VLOA Available for April

Thursday, March 4, 2021 Update: Unpaid VLOA Now Available for April Yesterday, we communicated that American suddenly changed the rules of the EVLOA-2 without APFA input. As predicted, this has caused upheaval and frustration for our Flight Attendants with respect to vacation, unemployment, and those attempting to extend a current leave of absence. It is…

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2.22.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for March 2021

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Monday, February 22, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for March 2021 For the March bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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1.29.21 – Possible Flight Attendant Overage as the Pandemic Continues

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Friday, January 29, 2021 Possible Flight Attendant Overage as the Pandemic Continues Hello Everyone, As we move into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to suppress travel demand. We are encouraged by the availability of vaccines, yet we see distribution issues continuing to affect an already disjointed rollout. Travel demand, including business travel, continues to be depressed.…

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1.21.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for February 2021

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for February 2021 For the February bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If…

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1.15.21 – Additional Safety Measures for Next Week

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Friday, January 15, 2021 Hello Everyone, Last weeks violent riot at the U.S. Capitol was something we never thought we would witness in the United States of America. Many of us are still processing the event. Please remember that our EAP representatives stand ready to assist you. Recently, we have seen an increase in disruptive…

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1.08.21 – An Update on the Violence in Washington, D.C.

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Friday, January 8, 2021 Hello Everyone, In a hotline sent on Wednesday of this week, I spoke about politically motivated disturbances aboard various flights headed to Washington, D.C. Some of these incidents were broadcast across multiple social media outlets. The videos are nothing short of terrifying for the Flight Attendants who were forced to confront this egregious…

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12.23.20 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for January 2021

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for January 2021 For the January bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If…

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12.15.20 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Update The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This is excellent news, and we hope this will lead to an increase in demand for air travel. We know this authorization raises many questions. While we do not yet have the…

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12.03.20 – Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures Due to the unique circumstances with RDU and STL transitioning to satellite bases, APFA signed a Letter of Agreement for a one-time exception allowing RDU Flight Attendants who transfer to CLT and STL Flight Attendants who transfer to DFW for the February 2021 bid…

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11.30.20 – #ExtendPSP Update

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Monday, November 30, 2020 Hello Everyone, On October 1st of this year, 7,985 American Airlines Flight Attendants, 19,000 total American Airlines employees, and thousands more workers across the industry lost their jobs and healthcare amid a worldwide pandemic. In July, it became evident that travel demand was not going to return as quickly as planned,…

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11.22.20 – A Message from APFA National President Julie Hedrick

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Sunday, November 22, 2020 Hello Everyone, We continue to live and work in trying times. By now, we expected to see the rate of COVID-19 cases dropping; instead, we see just the opposite. Medical professionals and scientists guide us, and they are warning against holiday gatherings, which could affect air travel through the holidays and…

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11.20.20 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for December 2020

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Friday, November 20, 2020 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for December 2020 For the December bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If…

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10.06.20 – President Trump Ends Negotiations for Coronavirus Relief Package

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 President Trump Ends Negotiations for Coronavirus Relief Package Today, out of nowhere, President Trump announced he would discontinue talks on a coronavirus relief package until after the November election. Just last month, the President had committed support for the aviation industry. Just this weekend, in reference to a stimulus bill, he tweeted to…

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10.04.20 – Payroll Support Extension Update – October 4, 2020

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 Update – Payroll Support Program Hello Everyone, First, I want to acknowledge the emotional toll this process is having on our most junior Flight Attendants. Our potentially furloughed members need to make difficult decisions- decisions on moving, beginning new career opportunities, and planning finances and healthcare for themselves and their families.…

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9.30.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Update

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Update Hello Everyone, It is truly unbelievable that I am writing this tonight. The stress that the lack of a Payroll Support Program extension has placed on the lives of our most junior Flight Attendants is unnecessary and inexcusable. The Payroll Support Program will not be extended…

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