Posts Tagged ‘President Update’

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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4.19.21 – 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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4.01.21 – A Video Update From Your National Officers

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 A Video Update From Your National Officers One year ago, your APFA National Leadership took office amidst great uncertainty due to the worsening pandemic. While we have faced many obstacles ranging from furloughs to base closures, we are optimistic that increased access to vaccines and a return of travel demand will bring increased…

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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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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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3.17.20 – 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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3.09.20 – 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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3.02.20 – An Update from APFA National President, Lori Bassani

Monday, March 2, 2020 An Update from APFA National President, Lori Bassani Hello Fellow Flight Attendants, As we spring into March, I have a few updates I want to share with all of you and I have a special request as well. Today is a momentous day for the Flight Attendants of American Airlines as…

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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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11.07.19 – November Update from National President Lori Bassani

Thursday, November 7, 2019   November Update from President Lori Bassani Dear Fellow APFA Members, It’s hard to believe that we’re on the back end of 2019 and quickly approaching the end of a decade, isn’t it? It’s been a very eventful year and November is no different. We hit the ground running this month…

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10.25.19 – October Update from National President Lori Bassani

Friday, October 25, 2019 Dear APFA Members, I can’t believe it’s already fall! The weather isn’t the only thing changing around here.  We’ve got lots going on at APFA and I’d like to update you on a few things I know you will be interested in hearing about. I recently met with Doug Parker to…

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5.10.19 – APFA National President Update: Negotiations Roadshow

Friday, March 10, 2019   Good Afternoon,This is APFA President Lori Bassani with an update on negotiations road shows and other important issues for our membership. As you know, our negotiations committee embarked on a system-wide tour of our base cities to meet with, update and hear directly from our members regarding this round of bargaining.…

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