Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Scoop’

3.12.20 – The Scoop

Thursday, March 12, 2020 President Trump Suspends Foreign National Travel from the Schengen Area Countries APFA National President Lori Bassani’s Letter to the Membership: 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.…

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3.04.20 – The Scoop

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2020 Martha W. Griffiths Award Recipients Steve Watson, DFW; John Nikides, LAX; Randy Trautman, MIA; & Patrick Hancock, DFW APFA proudly bestowed its highest honor, The Martha W. Griffiths Award, at its annual Board of Directors Convention in Los Angeles this week. The award is reserved for Flight Attendants who have…

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2.26.20 – The Scoop

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Ready for Lands’ End Uniform? If flying a trip that crosses the hard cut-over date, bring your new Lands’ End uniform to begin wearing on March 2nd and beyond.  You should wear the current uniform through March 1st. If you have an item that’s on backorder that will prevent you from being…

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2.20.20 – The Scoop

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Ballots Must be Received by 10:00 am CT, March 9, 2020 In order to have your vote count, you must be a member in good standing (no more than 60 days in dues arrears) by 5:00 pm CT, March 4, 2020. Questions about your dues status? Contact the Dues Department at dues1@apfa.org  or at 817-540-0108,…

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2.13.20 – The Scoop

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Ballots Must Be Received by 10:00 am CT, March 9, 2020 Ballots for APFA National Officer Run-Off Election were mailed February 7, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot by tomorrow, February 14, 2020, contact the National Ballot Committee (NBC) at ballot@apfa.org or 817-540-0108, ext. 8311 to request a duplicate ballot. For…

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2.05.20 – The Scoop

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Ballots for the National Officer Run-Off Election will be mailed Friday, February 7, 2020. Ballots must be received by 10:00 am CST Monday, March 9, 2020. APFA Fourth Quarter Executive Committee Meeting The APFA Fourth Quarter Executive Committee Meeting will be held February 6-7, 2020 in the Unity Pays Conference Room at APFA Headquarters. In accordance…

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1.29.20 – The Scoop

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Ballot Count’s Today! Tim O’Connell & Cindy Horan of the National Ballot Committee unloading ballots at the Aloft Hotel Ballot results will be reported by hotline once they are certified – stay tuned! Coronavirus “With the continued spread of the Coronavirus, I believe our Flight Attendants everywhere should be free to take…

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1.23.20 – The Scoop

Thursday, January 23, 2020 The Novel Coronavirus and Worldwide Precautions APFA and our labor coalition (AFA-APA-TWU) is calling on all airlines to institute immediate emergency measures, including providing crew members the latest information regarding the 2019-nCoV outbreak, identifying the signs and symptoms of illness (in oneself and others), and practical procedures to manage potentially ill…

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1.15.20 – The Scoop

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 The election of our new National Officers is in about two weeks. January 29th to be exact. Spread the word…”Every Vote Matters.” The newly-elected National Officers will assume office on April 1, 2020, for a four-year term of office ending on March 31, 2024.     The Power of Unity –…

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1.11.20 – The Scoop

Saturday, January 11, 2020 DECS/FOS Password Changes Begin – January 13th Starting Monday, January 13th there’ll be a MANDATORY password change to access DECS/FOS. This procedure will be required every 90 days. If you’re having difficulty remembering your current password, contact a Duty Manager or call IT Help Desk 1.866.523.5333 As you attempt to create…

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1.01.20 – The Scoop – New Year ’20!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Happy New Year! APFA Leadership, UAW Headquarters Staff, Dept Chairs, Specialists, and Reps hope that the New Year brings tremendous joy, great health, and good fortune. May the ’20’s take you to newer heights and exciting adventures. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy…

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12.25.19 – The Scoop – Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 On behalf of APFA’s Communications Department, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In Unity, Robin Charbonneau National Communications Chair Ivy Donnette Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager

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12.19.19 – The Scoop

Thursday, December 19, 2019 American Announces Three New Satellite Bases LAS will be a satellite of LAX AUS will be a satellite of DFW MCO will be a satellite of MIA Flying from LAS will start with the April bid month, while AUS and MCO will start in May. LAS, AUS and MCO will join…

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11.21.19 – Weekly Scoop

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Quarterly System Board Cases – SETTLED! APFA was scheduled 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.  We are happy…

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11.13.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 APFA National President Bassani Revives the Flight Attendant Union Coalition Pictured from left to right; Sara Gonzalez, Gen Chairperson IAM Local 142 – Lori Bassani,  National President APFA – Lyn Montgomery, President TWU Local 556 – Kimberly Barboro, National Coordinator for Customer Service and Flight Attendants IBT – Robert Barrow, AFA Envoy MEC President – Jordan Braystone, Committee Chair Health & Safety CUPE – Nicola…

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11.06.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, November 6, 2019   APFA is hosting a special Telephone Town Hall to answer your questions about retirement. We invite all members regardless of age or seniority to join, as it’s never too early to start planning for your retirement! APFA’s National Retirement Specialist along with National Officers, the Negotiating Committee, Health & IOD…

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10.23.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, October 23, 2019   Congratulations to 2020 Recipients of the Martha W. Griffiths Award From left to right: John Nikides, LAX President, George Price, Ad Hoc, Randy Trautman, MIA President, Steve Watson, Ad Hoc, Patrick Hancock, Ad Hoc At the Annual Fall Board of Directors Meeting held in Hurst, Texas, APFA bestowed its highest…

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10.16.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, October 16, 2019   Annual Fall Board Meeting – Hurst, Texas The 2019 APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting continues today at the Hilton Garden Inn in Hurst, TX. All members in good standing are welcome to attend the open portions of this meeting. Here is the Final Agenda for the meeting. Snowball Express…

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10.09.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, October 9, 2019   Tomorrow – Thursday the 10th APFA National Officers, the Negotiating Committee, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC), and the National Department Chairs & Specialists will host a Telephone TownHall Thursday, October 10th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CDT. Click the image above or click here to register for the event.   Contract Negotiations Dates for October We…

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10.02.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Join the ConversationAPFA National Officers, the Negotiating Committee, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC), and the National Department Chairs & Specialists will host a Telephone Town Hall Thursday, October 10th from 12:00 to 1:00 pm CDT. Click the image above or click here to register for the event.   Letters of Agreement for Hurricane Dorian This…

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9.25.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, September 25, 2019   Negotiating Committee Reserve Round Table Event The APFA Negotiating Committee will host a Reserve Round Table event tomorrow, September 26th at APFA headquarters. Twenty participants were randomly selected of the more than 100 ballots received.  This Reserve Round Table discussion will build upon our past base visits, roadshows, and survey. Thank…

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9.18.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Aircraft Cabin Air International Conference 2019 & GCAQE (Global Cabin Air Quality Executive) Meeting National President Lori Bassani was invited to London this week to speak at the International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference. Other speakers include Doctors, Scientists, Aerospace and Maintenance, Human Factors and experts from around the globe. Jeffrey Ewing,…

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9.11.19 – Weekly Scoop

  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11 – BARBARA ARESTEGUI – JEFFREY COLLMAN – SARA LOW – KAREN MARTIN – KATHLEEN NICOSIA – BETTY ONG – JEAN ROGER – DIANNE SNYDER – MADELINE SWEENEY – CAPTAIN JOHN OGONOWSKI – FIRST OFFICER THOMAS MCGUINNESS – UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 175 – KATHRYN L. YANCEY LABORIE…

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9.04.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Here are the planned Flight Attendant headcounts by base (including inactive FAs) for October 2019: 9/11 Community Evening in New York You are invited to the 9/11 Memorial Museum for their annual 9/11 Community Evening on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4pm until 8pm. Similar to previous years, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will…

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8.28.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, August 28, 2019   KCM Uniform Delayed Implementation TSA is delaying implementation of the uniform requirement at KCM access points. The procedure to require a uniform for access through KCM will not go into effect today, August 28, 2019, as previously announced. Effective yesterday, August 27, 2019, KCM-authorized enhancement to Unpredictable Screening Procedures (USP)…

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8.21.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, August 21, 2019   Special Board of Directors’ Meeting – Aug 26th I am calling a Special Board of Directors meeting for Monday, August 26, 2019, 10:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn DFW South, Fort Worth, Texas. Members in good standing are welcome to attend all open portions of the meeting. -Lori Bassani, APFA National President,…

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8.14.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, August 14, 2019   9/11 Memorial & Museum Honors Flight Crew Members The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will once again mark National Aviation Week (August 19-25, 2019) by providing free access to active and retired flight crew members.  The museum will offer visitors flight crew-themed programming and and will facilitate tribute activities in honor…

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8.07.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, August 7, 2019   Special Board of Directors’ Meeting – Aug 12th I am calling a Special Board of Directors meeting for Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites DFW West, Hurst, Texas. The meeting will address important issues such as union finances relating to policy and practice of computation for former officer pay distributions, the…

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7.31.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, July 31, 2019   Tomorrow – August 1st Join the Conversation APFA National Officers, the Negotiating Committee, the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC), and the National Department Chairs & Specialists will host a Telephone Town Hall tomorrow, Thursday, August 1st from 12:30 to 1:30 pm CDT. Click the image above to register to join the…

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