Posts Tagged ‘National Vice President’

11.15.21 – Staffing Levels Reporting Form

Monday, November 15, 2021 Staffing Levels Reporting Form The Company recently posted a revision to the Position Chart to coincide with the reduction in staffing on some of our aircraft. APFA has heard from many of you regarding the increased workload created by the elimination of some positions, especially now as services and amenities are…

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7.02.21 – Phased Approach to Pay Protection Grievance- Submit Your Claims

Friday, July 2, 2021 Pay Protection/ Premium Claims for May 1- July 31, 2018 As a result of the 2018 Phased Approach Presidential Grievance and the subsequent arbitration award from March 2020, regarding the phased approach to pay protection, Flight Attendants may be eligible for compensation in the event premiums and pay protections were not paid between May 1- July…

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5.27.21 – Update: Early Boarding Presidential Grievance

Thursday, May 27, 2021 Update: Early Boarding Presidential Grievance Last week, in an attempt to resolve the outstanding Early Boarding Presidential Grievance, APFA and the Company met for mediation with a mediator from the National Mediation Board. We were unable to reach an agreement that satisfied the needs of APFA and its members regarding early…

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3.31.20 – Phased Approach to Pay Protection and Elimination of Available Days

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Phased Approach to Pay Protection and Elimination of Available Days Arbitrator Weinstock today issued a decision in the APFA’s Presidential Grievance challenging the elimination of Available Days and the Phased Approach to Pay Protections, both of which took place in summer 2018.  The hearing was held in July 2019. Click here…

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3.29.20 – Pandemic Pay – COVID-19 Diagnosis/Quarantine

Sunday, March 29, 2020 Pandemic Pay – COVID-19 Diagnosis/Quarantine Each day our Flight Attendants are being impacted in some way by COVID-19. Whether you are flying, under “Shelter in Place” orders, caring for family members who are diagnosed, have been diagnosed yourself, or required to take precautionary measures due to exposure, we want to ensure…

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3.15.20 – A3 Arbitration Opinion and Award

Sunday, March 15, 2020 A3 COMMUTER DEADHEADING ARBITRATION DECISION APFA received the Arbitrator’s decision on the Presidential Grievance challenging the Company’s failure to provide positive space travel for commuters electing to deadhead to their commuter cities after working the last live leg of a trip. Unfortunately, the Arbitrator denied the grievance. This means that Flight…

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2.27.20 – Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration Award

Thursday, February 27, 2020 Attendance Arbitration Decision Has Arrived System Board Orders Changes I am pleased to announce that APFA has just received the Arbitrator’s final award on AA’s Flight Attendant Attendance and Performance Program. Positive changes will be coming as a result of APFA’s important Presidential Grievance challenging the Program. Click here to read…

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2.13.20 – SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON RECOGNITION & SCOPE PRESIDENTIAL ARBITRATION

Thursday, February 13, 2020 APFA REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT ON RECOGNITION & SCOPE PRESIDENTIAL ARBITRATION As APFA prepared to enter arbitration to challenge the Company’s use of members of management performing inflight Flight Attendant duties in violation of our Scope and Recognition language, the Union and the Company agreed to meet with a mediator from the…

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12.20.19 – Settlement Reached on Prefer/Avoid Aircraft Preference in PBS

Friday, December 20, 2019 Settlement Reached on Prefer/Avoid Aircraft Preference in PBS A Notice of Dispute was filed in September 2018, regarding the failure to implement JCBA Section 10.D.15.d.1., which is the language for sequence equipment preferences in PBS or “Prefer/Avoid of Aircraft”.  This language gives our Flight Attendants the option to select pairings that fly…

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11.19.19 – Quarterly System Board Cases SETTLED!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Quarterly System Board Cases SETTLED! This week we were schedule to take five cases to Quarterly System Board Arbitration.  The cases involved were –  removal of discipline (2), Last Live Leg Pay, IOD Pay, and Easter Premium Pay.  All were individual grievances except for the Easter Premium Pay case.  I am…

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10.29.19 – ETB, TTS, and UBL Arbitration Update

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Arbitration Held Regarding Failed Implementation of ETB, TTS and UBL An arbitration was held on October 21st and 22nd, 2019 regarding American’s failure to properly implement ETB, TTS and UBL. Neutral Arbitrator Dana Eischen chaired the System Board, which included APFA representatives Marcus Gluth and Beth Carpenter, as well as two American Airlines appointed…

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10.21.19 – Implementation of ETB-TTS-UBL Arbitration

Monday, October 21, 2019 Implementation of ETB-TTS-UBL Arbitration On Monday, October 21st, 2019, we are scheduled to begin the ETB-TTS-UBL Arbitration.  This case involves the company’s failure to deliver a system capable of properly processing TTS/ETB/UBL. I encourage you all to attend the arbitration to view the process, support your arbitration team, and support your Flight…

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10.01.19 – Hurricane Dorian Letters of Agreement

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Hurricane Dorian – Letters of Agreement On September 27th, 2019, we were able to secure Letters of Agreement for those affected by Hurricane Dorian.  These agreements will mitigate all missed trips (TM) and personal days (PO) from August 26th, 2019 thru September 5th, 2019 that were hurricane related.  These absences will be…

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9.17.19 – Attendance Policy Arbitration Update

Tuesday, September 17, 2019   APFA AND AA CONCLUDE ARBITRATION HEARING CHALLENGING UNFAIR AND OUTRAGEOUS ATTENDANCE PROGRAM On Thursday and Friday, September 12th -13th , APFA and the Company completed the final two days of intense arbitration on APFA’s Presidential Grievance. APFA is legally challenging the unreasonableness of AA’s disrespectful Attendance & Performance Program, and…

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9.12.19 – Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration

Thursday, September 12, 2019   Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration TODAY Attention all Flight Attendants in the DFW area. Today is the continuation of the Attendance and Performance Policy Arbitration.  We invite all members in good standing to attend. There is power in numbers and strength in unity! Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration ‪9:00 am…

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9.03.19 – Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration Continues

Tuesday, September 3, 2019   Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration Continues On June 14, 2019, APFA and the Company completed the first three scheduled days of intense arbitration on APFA’s Presidential Grievance. APFA is legally challenging the unreasonableness of American Airlines’ disrespectful Attendance & Performance Program. As I stated before, this case is not yet…

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8.12.19 – Presidential Grievance on Purser Recurrent Training Violation

Monday, August 12, 2019   APFA Files Presidential Grievance on Purser Recurrent Training Violation APFA has filed a Presidential Grievance regarding the company’s clear violation of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement and past practice with respect to the Purser Recurrent Training for 2019-2020.  The Company’s violations include, but are not limited to, making arbitrary changes…

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7.14.19 – SBA Update

Sunday, July 14, 2019   SBA Update Presidential Grievance Upcoming Arbitration: A3 Deadhead Arbitration – July 16th -17th – this is the continuation of the May arbitration case which involves the Company’s failure to provide positive space travel in the form of A3 status, for those Flight Attendants who choose to deadhead to their commuter city versus returning…

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6.16.19 – APFA Exposes Unfair and Outrageous Attendance Program in Arbitration – Legal Fight Goes On

Sunday, June 16, 2019   APFA EXPOSES UNFAIR AND OUTRAGEOUS ATTENDANCE PROGRAM IN ARBITRATION — LEGAL FIGHT GOES ON On Friday, June 14, 2019, APFA and the Company completed the first three scheduled days of intense arbitration on APFA’s Presidential Grievance. APFA is legally challenging the unreasonableness of American Airlines’ disrespectful Attendance & Performance Program. The…

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6.10.19 – Resumes for Regional Representative – Position #8

Monday, June 10, 2019   Resumes for Regional Representative – Position #8 Per Article IX Section 4.B. of the APFA Constitution, there shall be no less than one (1) Regional Representative for each 4,000 members.  Since our headcount has exceeded 28,000 Flight Attendants on the system seniority list, I will be accepting resumes for the…

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6.07.19 – Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration June 12-14

Friday, June 7, 2019   Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration June 12th, 13th, & 14th On Wednesday, June 12th, we are scheduled to begin the Attendance & Performance Policy Grievance Arbitration, which involves the Company’s egregious changes to our Attendance & Performance Policy. I have received numerous inquiries regarding attending this arbitration. I want to remind everyone…

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5.14.19 – Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration

Tuesday, May 14, 2019   Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration Next month, we are scheduled to hear the Attendance & Performance Policy Presidential Grievance, which involves the Company’s egregious changes to our Attendance & Performance Policy. We have had many Flight Attendants inquire about attending this arbitration. I want to remind everyone that all members in good standing…

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5.03.19 – A3 Deadhead Arbitration Update

Friday, May 3, 2019   APFA FINISHES DAY 1 OF A3 DEADHEADING ARBITRATION On May 2, 2019, APFA and the Company completed the first day of the A3 Deadhead Arbitration.  This Presidential Grievance was filed challenging the Company’s failure to provide positive space travel to Flight Attendants electing to deadhead to their commuter city versus…

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4.23.19 – American Airlines agrees to stop management performance of Flight Attendant duties while in talks

Tuesday, April 23, 2019   RECOGNITION & SCOPE ARBITRATION RESET WHILE PARTIES ENTER AN EXPEDITED RESOLUTION PROCESS American Airlines agrees to stop management performance of Flight Attendant duties while in talks. As APFA was entering arbitration this week to challenge the Company’s use of members of management performing onboard Flight Attendant duties in violation of our…

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4.5.19 – AA’s Misleading Comments

Friday, April 5, 2019   AA’s Misleading Comments Regarding “Disrupting Everyday Bias” Training As was mentioned in the April 4, 2019 Safety & Security Hotline, APFA’s position remains that “Disrupting Everyday Bias” training is a corporate mandate and has no place in the Safety & Security Training during our annual recurrent CQ Training. Our JCBA…

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3.15.19 – Pay Protection for 737-Max

Friday, March 15, 2019   Letter of Agreement – Pay Protection for 737-Max Cancellations As was stated in the March 14th, 2019, APFA Special Hotline, we have secured an agreement with the company regarding Pay Protection for the 737-Max Aircraft Cancellations, which is in addition to the protection provided in the current JCBA Language.  At…

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3.01.19 – Positive Contact Presidential Grievance

Friday, March 1, 2019   Presidential Grievance Filed Improper Implementation and Programming of Contractual Language This week, APFA filed a Presidential Grievance on the Company’s Improper Implementation and Programming of Contractual Language in regard to:  Positive Contact for Reserve Assignments, Reserve Call-out Time, and Priority of Assignment and Trips Out of Base. It has been, and remains,…

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2.27.19 – Option to Rescind Transfer to PHX / STL

Wednesday, February 27, 2019   Letter of Agreement – Exception for Rescinding Transfers to PHX/SLT  March 4th DEADLINE Due to the fact that Flight Attendants may have requested a transfer before the announcement of “Base Resizing” in PHX and SLT, APFA signed a Letter of Agreement with the company to allow those Flight Attendants who…

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2.12.19 – SBA Update – Vacancy Transfer Arbitration

Tuesday, February 12, 2019   SBA UPDATE Vacancy Transfer Arbitration Today, a Quarterly System Board Arbitration was held at APFA Headquarters to hear the Vacancy Transfer base grievances filed by LAX, MIA and DFW Base Presidents.  This case involved the company’s violation of Section 22.A of the JCBA which states: SECTION 22 -FILLING OF VACANCIES…

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