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11.14.18 – The Weekly Scoop

  – Robin Charbonneau, APFA Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org     ​JCBA Contract Training November 5th and 6th the Contract and Scheduling Depts hosted a JCBA Contract Class to familiarize APFA Representatives and Flight Attendants with contract language and scheduling systems. The successful two-day training included a comprehensive, cover-to-cover JCBA study.    – Erik Harris, APFA…

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10.24.18 – The Weekly Scoop

Yesterday APFA had the privilege of joining our brother and sister Unions, TWU, IAM, APA, and CWA at a Rally at DFW Airport. Our mission was to support the hundreds of TWU and IAM members who need a contract. In a brief speech to the crowd, APFA National President Lori Bassani said, “APFA is here…

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9.26.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Weekly Scoop

  Negotiations Training  Members of the APFA Negotiating Committee are attending initial bargaining training this week in Dallas. Training is being conducted by Cornell University Instructors. (L to R: Timothy Legeros, Kelly Hagan, Brian Pinkowski, Sara Corrigan and Brian Morgan)   2019 Annual Enrollment Begins Next Month 2019 Annual Enrollment will take place October 15…

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9.12.18 – (LAA/LUS) – The Weekly Scoop

(Brian Parker, Strategic Action Committee Coordinator, TWU, Robin Charbonneau, APFA and Mark York, Secretary/Treasurer Dallas AFL-CIO , Central Labor Council) Proud to Walk “I was proud to be at DFW Airport today, standing beside my brothers and sisters from Envoy and their union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA).  Envoy passenger service agents and all…

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8.29.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Weekly Scoop

      DFW Picketing Event at American Airlines HDQ1 Thursday, August 30th from 07:30am until 09:30am Full Details – Robin Charbonneau, APFA National Communications Chair, communications@apfa.org LRD Tool – PBS Bases  Beginning Monday, September 3rd, PBS-based Flight Attendants will have access to the Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) tool to view your status (as Lineholder or Reserve)…

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6.29.18 – (LAA/LUS) – New Bid Timeline-LAA/FAQs/Online Resources/Podcasts/401kLawsuit/Resched After Disruption/8HRS Behind Door/Mock Bidding-LUS/HDQs Closed July 4/Uniforms

New Line Bidding Timeline Begins In July – LAA Trending FAQs – Golden/Flex Days on Reserve  Resources for Upcoming Changes​ JSIC Unity Pays Podcasts ​401(k) $uper $aver Lawsuit Update – LAA Rescheduling After a Disruption 8 Hours Behind the Door Means 8 Hours Behind the Door ​Mock PBS Bidding – LUS APFA HDQs Closed Independence…

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6.15.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Trending FAQs/Meeting Room Change for JSIC BOS Base Visit/JSIC TTH Recording/Government Affairs Reps Meet in D.C./2Q18 EC Meeting/Uniforms

Trending FAQs on Rescheduling & Pay Protection Meeting Room Change for JSIC BOS Base Visit APFA JSIC Telephone Town Hall Recording ​APFA Government Affairs Reps Attend AeroClub Meeting 2Q18 Executive Committee (EC) Meeting Uniform Reaction Report  Trending FAQs on Rescheduling & Pay Protection   Q: My Narita trip cancelled after I reported. Am I pay protected? A:…

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6.01.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Trending FAQs/Telephone Town Hall Scheduled/Scheduling Dept Update/LHR Baggage Procedure Change/Uniform Reaction Reports

    Trending FAQs on Rescheduling & Pay Protection APFA JSIC Telephone Town Hall Scheduled National Scheduling Department Update LHR Crew Checked Baggage Procedure Change Uniform Reaction Reports Trending FAQs on Rescheduling & Pay Protection Q: I was rescheduled due to weather and am now landing Wednesday at 1000 instead of Tuesday night. My next…

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5.11.18 – (LAA/LUS) – JSIC Base Visits/Seq Quality Considerations/APFA Hotel Committee Reps Speak for Me/Hotel Changes After Bids Are Final/Pay Alignment/NHClass 18-12/Uniform

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Upcoming JSIC Base Visits Sequence Quality Considerations My APFA Hotel Transportation Committee Reps Speak for Me Hotel Changes After Bids Are Final Upcoming Pay Alignment – LAA Welcome New Hire Class 18-12! Uniform Reaction Report  Upcoming JSIC Base Visits Starting this month and continuing through June, The APFA JSIC will be conducting base visits throughout the…

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4.27.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Cabin Safety Lobby Day – FAA Reauthorization Bill Passes the House/Legislation Regulating Emotional Support Animals/NH Class 18-10/Uniform Update

  APFA Cabin Safety Lobby Day – FAA Reauthorization Bill Passes the House APFA Supports Legislation Regulating Emotional Support Animals Welcome New Hire Class 18-10! Uniform Reaction Report Update   Cabin Safety Lobby Day – FAA Reauthorization Bill Passes the House Forty APFA members from around the country flew to Washington D.C. this week to…

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4.20.18 – (LAA/LUS) – 48-Hr Arbitration Concludes/Jetblue FAs Vote to Unionize/2Q18 EC Meeting/NH Class 18-09 /Uniform Report Update

  48-Hour Presidential Grievance Concludes JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize 2Q18 Executive Committee (EC) Meeting Scheduled Welcome New Hire Class 18-09! Uniform Reaction Report Update   48-Hour Presidential Grievance Concludes The 48-Hour Presidential Grievance Arbitration concluded today in Dallas/Fort Worth after testimony by APFA and the Company. Both parties have requested an expedited opinion…

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4.06.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Supports Organizing Efforts of JetBlue FAs/EC Confirms Dept Chairs & RRs/Turbulence/NH Class 18-07/Uniform Reaction Report Count

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APFA Proudly Supports JetBlue FAs’ Efforts to Unionize EC Confirms National Chairs and Regional Reps Turbulence – Protect Yourself! Welcome New Hire Class 18-07! Uniform Reaction Update APFA Proudly Supports JetBlue FAs’ Efforts to Unionize. JetBlue Flight Attendants will decide later this month whether to join the Transport Workers Union after a dedicated organizing drive that…

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3.29.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Retirement Webinars Now Online/Minutes in Review/Welcome NH Class 18-06/1Q18 EC Meeting/HDQs Closed Good Friday/Uniform Reaction Report

Where Is the Next Retirement Seminar? In Your Living Room! Minutes In Review – APFA Annual Convention Welcome New Hire Class 18-06! 1Q18 Executive Committee Meeting APFA HDQs Closed Friday Uniform Reaction Report Count   Where Is the Next Retirement Seminar? In Your Living Room! Have you been meaning to attend one of the retirement…

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3.28.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Uniform Update

APFA has been at the forefront in addressing the potential safety and health issues concerning the current uniforms since they were first introduced in 2016, and we have been successful in pressuring the Company to implement both short-term and long-term solutions. APFA mobilized immediately and dedicated staff and resources to understanding and solving this problem,…

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3.23.18 – (LAA/LUS) – New HR System May Affect Salary-Based Benefits/New Hire Classes Hosted at APFA HDQs/1Q18 EC Meeting/Uniform Reaction Report Count

• New HR System May Affect Salary-Based Benefits for Some Members • APFA Begins Hosting New Hire Classes at APFA HDQs • 1Q18 Executive Committee Meeting • Uniform Reaction Report Count New HR System May Affect Salary-Based Benefits for Some Members A new Company HR system being implemented next week could slightly affect salary-based benefits…

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3.16.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Government Affairs Updates/Secondary Round Vacation Bidding – LAA/1Q18 EC Meeting/Uniform Report

  Government Affairs Updates Secondary Round of Vacation Bidding Open – LAA 1Q18 Executive Committee Meeting Uniform Reaction Report Count Government Affairs Updates Rep. DeFazio and Rep. Larsen on Airplane Evacuation Standards Rep. Peter DeFazio and Rep. Rick Larsen sent a letter to the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) asking for a…

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3.09.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Interim VP/Washington DC Fly-in/Know Your Legalities/Upcoming Retirement Seminars/Uniform Reaction Report Count

• Why Hasn’t An Interim Vice President Been Appointed? • D.C. Fly-in to Lobby Capitol Hill • Know Your Legalities • Upcoming APFA Retirement Seminars • Uniform Reaction Report Count Why Hasn’t An Interim Vice President Been Appointed? In accordance with the APFA Constitution, an interim National Vice President shall be appointed by the Board…

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3.02.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Annual Convention Concludes/Nor’easter IROPS/1Q18 EC Meeting Scheduled/Unfair Favoritism at ORD/Uniform Reaction Report

  • APFA Annual Convention Concludes   • March Nor’easter – IROPS Procedures Reminder • 1Q18 Executive Committee Meeting Scheduled • AA Flight Attendants Cry Foul on Unfair Favoritism at O’Hare • Uniform Reaction Report    APFA Annual Convention Concludes The APFA Annual Convention in Charlotte concluded today. Over the past four days, the Board of…

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2.09.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Hotel Committee Response to AA Comm/ODAN Hotel Accommodations/Reps in D.C./Calling the Tape – LAA/Reserve Numbers/Duplicate Ballot Deadline/Uniform

  APFA National Hotel Committee’s Response to Recent Flight Service Communication ODAN Hotel Accommodations APFA Representatives Travel to Washington D.C. Reserve Reminder – “Calling the Tape” – LAA Reserve Numbers Deadline to Request Duplicate Ballot for LGA Base Elections Uniform Reaction Report APFA National Hotel Committee’s Response to Recent Flight Service Communication  In a recent…

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2.02.18 – (LAA/LUS) – 401K Class Action Reminder/NTSB Findings 383/Filler Days LUS/Yellow Fever Vaccine/MAR VLOAs LUS/JSIC DFW Base Visit/Uniform Count

401(k) Class Action Settlement Reminder – LAA NTSB Findings on AA Flight 383 Vacation Bidding & Filler Days – LUS In-Network Yellow Fever Vaccine Providers Voluntary Leave of Absences (VLOAs) Offered for March – LUS JSIC DFW Base Visit Uniform Reaction Report Count   401(k) Class Action Settlement Reminder – LAA APFA continues to field calls from…

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1.26.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Last 5 Days Pay Protection-LAA/System Charters-LUS/LGA Elections/401k & Profit Sharing/Retirement Seminars/Uniform Reports

  Pay Protection for Last 5 Days of the Month (excludes Reserves) – LAA System Charters- LUS Ballots Mailed for LGA Base President & Base Vice President Elections   401(k) Special Election for Profit Sharing Retirement Seminars  Uniform Reaction Report Count  Pay Protection for Last 5 Days of the Month (excludes Reserves) – LAA   As a reminder,…

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1.19.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Legacy Designators/Fume Events/Medical Treatment for Fume Events/VC Bidding LUS/Annual Convention/Uniforms

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LAA/LUS Legacy Designators  Smoke/Odor/Fume Events Medical Treatment for a Fume Event 2018-19 Vacation Bidding Information – LUS APFA Annual Convention in CLT Uniform Reaction Report Count  LAA/LUS Legacy Designators Effective with this hotline and moving forward, the LAA/LUS designator will no longer be used for topics that apply to both legacies. We will continue to use the applicable…

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1.12.18 – (LAA/LUS) – NIOSH Issues Report Regarding Uniform Reactions at American Airlines

Government Agency Issues Report Regarding the Uniform Reactions at American Airlines Today, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (“NIOSH”) released a report regarding the uniform reactions at American Airlines. NIOSH is a government agency that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among other things, NIOSH performs investigations (called “Health…

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1.12.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Connecting Rooms/ODANs/1K Payout/SK-VC Accrual/Human Trafficking Training/MLK Day/Uniform Reaction Reports

  Connecting Hotel Rooms – LAA/LUS ODAN Clarification – LAA Lump Sum Payout to Employees – LAA/LUS  Confirm Your SK/VC Accrual – LAA Human Trafficking Awareness Training- LAA/LUS Martin Luther King Day Observed at APFA HDQ – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Update – LAA/LUS Connecting Hotel Rooms – LAA/LUS The APFA National Hotel Department has seen…

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1.05.18 – (LAA/LUS) – 1K Emp payout/Clarification on IOD Filing Procedures /Special BOD Meeting Minutes/Vac Buyback/EC Meeting/Retirement Seminars/Uniform Rpt

    Company Announces $1,000 Pay-out to Employees – LAA/LUS Clarification on new IOD Filing Procedures – LAA/LUS Minutes in Review – APFA Special BOD Meeting – LAA/LUS Vacation Buyback Window – LUS 4Q17 Executive Committee Meeting – LAA/LUS February Retirement Seminars – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS Company Announces $1,000 Pay-out to Employees…

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12.29.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Event Reporting/MU List Reminder/Holiday Weekend Live Chat Hours/Uniform Reaction Report Count

  Event Reporting – LAA/LUS Make-up List Reminder – LAA Holiday Weekend Live Chat Hours – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS   Event Reporting – LAA/LUS The Corporate Event Reporting System (CERS) is the official reporting system for the Company. One report is created for each event that has occurred involving American Airlines personnel, property or passengers.…

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12.08.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 401-K Catch-up/Update on Drug Testing Procedures/DHs from Co-Terminals/Dirty A/C Vents/Retirement Seminars/Uniform Reports

  401(k) Catch Up Contribution Reset for 2018 – LAA/LUS Updated DOT Drug Testing Regulations – LAA/LUS Deadheading to/from Co-Terminals & Satellite Bases – LAA/LUS Dirty Aircraft Vents – LAA/LUS Upcoming Retirement Seminars – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS 401(k) Catch Up Contribution Reset for 2018 – LAA/LUS Flight Attendants over 50 are permitted…

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