Posts Tagged ‘Special Hotline’

8.05.21 – APFA Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Thursday, August 5, 2021 APFA Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Earlier today, APFA released the following press release regarding the unexpected death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Richard Trumka began his career as a coal miner in Nemacolin, PA. He obtained his Bachelor of Science at Pennsylvania State University in 1971 and…

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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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5.20.21 – APFA National Chair and Negotiator Appointments

Thursday, May 20, 2021 APFA National Chair and Negotiator Appointments Last week, at their regularly scheduled meeting, the APFA Executive Committee confirmed National President Julie Hedrick’s appointment of Jeffrey Petersen (LGA) as National Contract Chair. Jeffrey will finish out the term, which concludes on April 30, 2022. This week, APFA Leadership held a special Board…

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4.28.21 – Workers Memorial Day

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Workers Memorial Day Since 1989, Unions have been observing April 28th as Workers Memorial Day. It is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work. April 28th is the anniversary of the date the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 went into…

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4.21.21 – Continuing the Work to Improve Our Justice System

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Continuing the Work to Improve Our Justice System The verdict announced yesterday in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is a positive step towards restoring faith in the American justice system. It is often difficult to wait for the due process of law to play out.…

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4.17.21 – The Deaths of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo

Saturday, April 17, 2021 APFA condemns the recent murders of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo and extends condolences to the victims’ families. These two young men join the alarming number of Black and Brown people killed by police. Daunte Wright, a 20-year old father, was shot to death on April 11th after a traffic stop…

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3.19.21 – Atlanta Murders and Surging Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Friday, March 19, 2021 Atlanta Murders and Surging Anti-Asian Hate Crimes This week, the world witnessed the senseless murders of eight people in the Atlanta area, six of whom were Asian-Americans. APFA stands in condemnation of hate-fueled violence and extends condolences to the families of those murdered: Daoyou Feng, 44 Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, 33 Hyun…

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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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3.03.21 – EVLOA-2 Updates

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 EVLOA-2 Updates Yesterday, American informed APFA that they would be extending the EVLOA-2 balloting deadline until March 12, 2021, at 2359 CT, to align the leave program with other workgroups. Awarded EVLOA-2’s will now begin in May of 2021. APFA was informed about this decision after the fact; Union input was not solicited. Because of this delay, American…

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2.24.21 – Unemployment Benefits Update

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Unemployment Benefits Update APFA has a resource for Flight Attendants seeking more information about unemployment benefits located here. You will find pertinent information on the unemployment benefits process: How it works, eligibility, CARES Act, Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) benefits, severance pay, and how different types of leaves may affect your eligibility. The…

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2.14.21 – 787 and AIFS Training Canceled for Monday

Sunday, February 14, 2021 787 and AIFS Training Canceled for Monday 787 and AIFS training scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021, have been canceled due to inclement weather. Please do not travel to DFW if you have training scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2021. American will send a CCI message with instructions on how to…

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2.11.21 – APFA VEOP & EVLOA-2 Virtual Town Hall

Thursday, February 11, 2021 Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (CST) APFA is hosting a special Virtual Town Hall for Flight Attendants interested in the April 2021 Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) or Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence-2 (EVLOA-2). For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on the…

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2.10.21 – VEOP & EVLOA-2 Frequently Asked Questions

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 VEOP & EVLOA-2 Frequently Asked Questions APFA has compiled a list of the April 2021 Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) and Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence-2 (EVLOA-2) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Should you have further questions regarding the VEOP or EVLOA-2, please contact an APFA Contract and Scheduling Representative by clicking here. VEOP Balloting Deadline: February 26, 2021 at…

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2.03.21 – APFA Special Hotline – WARN Notification/Voluntary Early Out And Leave Options

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 American Airlines Sends Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) Notifications February 2021 Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence 2 (EVLOA-2)   American Airlines Sends Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) Notifications The Company has notified APFA of an anticipated overstaffing situation in the Flight Service department…

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1.15.21 – US Airways Flight 1549: The Miracle on the Hudson

Friday, January 15, 2021 US Airways Flight 1549: The Miracle on the Hudson “Twelve Years Later” We remember the day. We remember their actions. We remember the miracle. On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles made an emergency water landing in the Hudson River after multiple bird strikes into…

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1.08.21 – Recalled Flight Attendants: Base Assignments Now Available

Friday, January 8, 2021 Recalled Flight Attendants: Base Assignments Now Available Welcome back, everyone! Base assignments for all recalled Flight Attendants are now available in mobileCCI, as well as on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Planning > Vacancy Transfers > Transfer Forecast & Postings. Base assignments will be effective January 31, 2021, which will allow…

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12.30.20 – APFA Virtual Town Hall – Recall from Furlough

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (CST) APFA is hosting a special Virtual Town Hall for Flight Attendants being recalled from furlough on Wednesday, January 13th from 12pm until 1pm (CST) to answer your questions. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on…

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12.25.20 – Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday, January 3rd

Friday, December 25, 2020 Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday, Jan 3rd American will be providing round-trip, positive space travel from your commuter city to your base now through January 3rd, 2021, on a case-by-case basis. During normal hours, please contact your base Crew Service Center for booking. You must call at least 24 hours…

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12.24.20 – A Holiday Message from APFA

Thursday, December 24, 2020 A Holiday Message from APFA 2020 has been a difficult year and has challenged us in many ways. We have faced many obstacles head-on, and witnessed our job changing in ways we never thought possible. We have been separated from friends and family due to an invisible virus, yet we have…

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12.22.20 – 19 Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Nineteen Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt The date was December 22, 2001. 185 passengers along with nine Flight Attendants and three pilots were en route from Paris to Miami on American Airlines Flight 63. Flight Attendant Hermis Moutardier and Cristina Jones spoke to Time (magazine) in 2011 about the event and actions…

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12.03.20 – Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4. Today, the APFA Executive Committee convened a Special Executive Committee Teleconference to discuss and approve a Letter of Agreement (LOA), which modifies the contractual language in JCBA Section 22.H.4. With the current JCBA language, if a Flight Attendant is displaced from a base for any reason, the priority…

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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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11.26.20 – A Holiday Message of Thanks

Thursday, November 26, 2020 A Holiday Message of Thanks 2020 has been a year of rapid-fire change for aviation workers. We have experienced changes in our work environment, changes to our schedules, and changes in how we interact with our families and friends. None of this has been easy- Flight Attendants and aviation workers at…

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11.25.20 – Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday American will be providing round-trip, positive space travel from your commuter city to your base now through the holiday weekend. During normal hours, please contact your base Crew Service Center for booking. You must call at least 24 hours before departure of the flight…

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11.25.20 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Offered

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Monthly Vacation Buyback Offered Today, we were notified by American that, due to a number of factors, there will be staffing shortages throughout the holiday weekend. As a result, the Company will offer vacation buyback for the remainder of November and December 2020, as outlined in JCBA Section 8.F. A Letter of…

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