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8.26.20 – An Important Video Message from APFA National President Julie Hedrick

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 APFA National President Julie Hedrick: Involuntary Furloughs Tuesday, August 25, American Airlines announced an involuntary furlough of 8,099 Flight Attendants. Today, we need everyone to continue the fight for an extension to the Payroll Support Program to prevent our colleagues from furlough and keep them connected to pay and healthcare. Please…

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8.18.20 – A Message from APFA National President Julie Hedrick

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Hello Everyone, Since the beginning of this year, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the airline industry. Customer demand has plummeted 75% year-over-year. Industry projections indicate that the anticipated return of business travel this fall, a large portion of American’s revenue, will be down significantly. We are faced with continued uncertainty as…

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7.30.20 – **New** Short-Term Leaves of Absence (STLOA)

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 **New** Short-Term Leaves of Absence (STLOA) During the discussion that led to the VEOP and EVLOA’s, APFA repeatedly communicated your desire for shorter leave options effective October 1, 2020. New Short-Term Leaves of Absence (STLOA) will be offered. These shorter leaves will help mitigate involuntary furloughs. Earlier today, the Company announced…

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7.30.20 – Latin America Flying

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 Latin America Flying APFA remains deeply concerned that our members are facing furloughs while American continues to offshore flying to the Latin America (LAM) operation with Flight Attendants based in EZE, SCL, LIM, and BOG. Since taking office, I have repeatedly made clear directly to top AA Management that it is unacceptable…

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5.31.20 – International Flight Attendant Appreciation Day

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 International Flight Attendant Appreciation Day Today is International Flight Attendant Appreciation Day. I, along with all the leaders of APFA, would like to recognize and thank you for the work you do to keep our skies safe. Not only do we find ourselves as aviation’s first responders, but also essential workers.…

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5.15.20 – June Pay Protections

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Friday, May 15, 2020 June Pay Protections We are pleased to announce that APFA was successful in securing additional pay protections above the current JCBA protections through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Company for the June bid month. The pay protections for June will be similar to May, with your protected June guarantee based…

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4.29.20 – Leave of Absence Options for June

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Leave of Absence Options for June The Company has informed APFA that an overage of Flight Attendants for the June bid exists due to a lack of flying hours system-wide. As a result, new voluntary leave options will be available, in addition to offering additional Paid Voluntary Leave of Absences (PVLOA’s)…

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4.28.20 – May Pay Protections

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 May Pay Protections After much discussion with the Company, APFA has been successful in securing additional pay protections above the current JCBA protections through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for the May bid month. The pay protections for May will be similar to April, with your protected May guarantee based on…

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4.27.20 – Recognizing Essential Workers

Monday, April 27, 2020 Recognizing Essential Workers We would like to personally thank all of the essential workers who join Flight Attendants in risking their health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. While much of America has been instructed to stay home, these front-line workers continue to keep the country open despite the personal risks.…

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4.16.20 – May PBS Bidding Questions and Answers

Thursday, April 16, 2020 May PBS Bidding Questions and Answers We have heard from many Flight Attendants regarding May PBS bidding. We thought it would be more practical to compile your questions and concerns in a Q & A so that each Flight Attendant receives the information. We have read each of your emails, listened…

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4.01.20 – APFA Supports the CARES Act

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 APFA Supports the CARES Act Last week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act). The bill contains protections for front-line workers as our nation deals with the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the grant portion of the CARES Act was a major step forward…

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3.30.20 – New Leave Options

VXLOA Telephone Townhall Q&A – March 19, 2020 PVLOA, VEOP, & Reduced Operations Flying – View the Details Monday, March 30, 2020 Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, I can’t tell you what a whirlwind it has been. Not just today, but these past few weeks dealing with the coronavirus. I know it’s been so stressful for…

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3.25.20 – LOA Update from National President on Pay Protections

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, The changes keep coming and I have something new to announce regarding pay protections that go up and above our JCBA (contract) for both March and April 2020. We have worked very hard the last few days to negotiate a Pay Protection Letter of Agreement (LOA) that has the unanimous…

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3.24.20 – President Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Fellow Flight Attendants, We all know that our lives as we knew them even a couple of weeks ago have changed unimaginably. By now, most of us know someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or sadly, may have succumbed to the virus. We know that trips are disappearing by the…

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3.23.20 – President Update on VXLOAs Changes

Monday, March 23, 2020 President Update on VXLOA Changes Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, We are in a quickly changing environment during this health crisis and we are continually seeking improvements and protections for our members from the Company. Just to keep you updated, we have been able to: Secure a 3-month option for the VXLOA, extended leaves.…

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3.18.20 – A Letter from APFA National President Lori Bassani

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, I am hearing from many of you working on the front lines of this health crisis. AA needs to hear from you, too. Our members who have proven their loyalty and professionalism time and again – during this and past crisis events – by sacrificing pay, work rules, pensions,…

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3.17.20 – Update from National President Lori Bassani

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Update from APFA National President Hello fellow Flight Attendants, I want to take this time to address our members regarding all that is happening right now in our lives as a result of the coronavirus crisis. This is a fast moving and quickly changing situation and we must all remain nimble,…

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3.15.20 – Drastic Network Cuts & What It Means for Us

Sunday, March 15, 2020 Drastic Network Cuts & What it Means for Us Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, As changes and network reductions continue to roll in, we are working around the clock to stay on top of the news that obviously impacts each and every one of us in the airline industry and worldwide. And…

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3.12.20 – 30-Day Travel Suspension from Schengen Area Countries

Thursday, March 12, 2020 President Trump Suspends Foreign National Travel from the Schengen Area Countries in Light of Coronavirus Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, The announcement by the President last night of the 30-day travel suspension from the Schengen Area countries understandably creates questions and major concern for all Aviation workers. “The travel restriction applies to…

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3.10.20 – ALERT: Delay in PBS Bidding Timeline

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Alert: Delay in PBS Bidding Timeline Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, As our Company navigates through this coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, there will be changes to our bid timeline and schedules moving forward. Rest assured that we are in constant contact with management on many fronts: to minimize the exposure and health risk…

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3.09.20 – Update from APFA National President, Lori Bassani

Monday, March 9, 2020 Update from APFA National President, Lori Bassani Hello Fellow Flight Attendants, This week will be a busy week at APFA Headquarters! We are hosting New Hire Class 20-01, and they are just a couple weeks away from flying their first trips. Welcome to the 126 new AA Flight Attendants, who will be joining…

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1.31.20 – AA Cancelling Mainland China Flights Thru 3/27

Friday, January 31, 2020 American Cancelling Mainland China Flights Through March 27, 2020 “We are pleased that our airline has suspended all flights from our US cities of LAX and DFW to mainland China through March 27, 2020. Following an APA lawsuit yesterday and APA’s President’s direction not to operate China flights, all of our…

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1.29.20 – Good Luck to the Candidates

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 National Officer Election Dear Candidates, As we count the ballots today for the National Officer election, I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who stepped forward to serve our Union and fellow members. I am certain that you will continue to represent and protect the interests…

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1.24.20 – An Open Letter to CEO Doug Parker on “Sharing the Profit”

Friday, January 24, 2020 An Open Letter to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on “Sharing the Profit” Mr. Parker, Your words fall short. Your loyal and professional Flight Attendants have read your “Message on Profit Sharing.” Let me reiterate: your words fall short. To the point — your Flight Attendant “team” members respectfully ask you…

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12.30.19 – Power of Unity

Monday, December 30, 2019 The Power of Unity Dear APFA Member, As we say goodbye to 2019 and usher in the new decade, I have a request of each of you as we enter the new decade. It’s no secret that the current government environment does not lend itself well to supporting our Unions and as…

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12.26.19 – Wrapping Up 2019 on a Safe & Positive Note

Thursday, December 26, 2019 Dear Fellow APFA Members, The holidays are upon us and as you fly our customers around the globe, let’s take a minute to remember why we chose this profession and focus on our priorities and concerns as Flight Attendants for the world’s largest airline. Your safety and health is always our…

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12.18.19 – New Satellite Bases

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Dear Fellow APFA Members, Good news as we head into the holidays! Since taking office, we heard from many of you requesting that we open new satellite bases to improve the flexibility and quality of life for our members. While we submitted multiple new satellite ideas to the Company earlier this…

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12.12.19 – Update from APFA National President

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Dear Fellow APFA Members, As we enter the Holiday Season, I’d like to update you on a few things: Last week, we held our third annual Executive Committee meeting at APFA Headquarters. Two Department Chairs were confirmed: Cathy Sharp, National Health Chair and Thomas Houdek, National Safety and Security Chair. As always,…

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