Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Scoop’

7.24.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, July 24, 2019   You Asked, We Answered. SMS Text Notifications Are Here! You may now join the SMS text notification service to get urgent and important updates from APFA. Multiple groups are available for you to opt in to, such as PBS bidding reminders and base specific messages from APFA National Leadership and…

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7.17.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, July 17, 2019      Multiple Cases of Legionnaries’ Disease Linked to Atlanta Hotel One of our ATL-Long layovers has been shut down due to a Legionnaires Disease concern. More than 400 of the hotel’s guests have been relocated to nearby hotels. It is important to note that NO Flight Attendants are currently staying at this…

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7.10.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, July 10, 2019   Possible Strikes by UNITE HERE! UNITE HERE! workers prepare food for American, Delta and United airlines. APFA members count on caterers to prepare and deliver food and beverages to our aircraft. 18,000 airline catering workers who prepare and transport food and beverages are some of the poorest paid in the airline industry. Members…

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7.03.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, July 3, 2019   You Asked and We Answered! SMS Text Notifications are Coming! Announced last week at the Miami Negotiations Road Show, APFA’s bringing another way to keep you informed! SMS Text Notifications will launch in the next few weeks. You’ll have the option to join this service to get urgent and important…

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6.26.19 – Special JCBA Edition of the APFA Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, June 26, 2019   In this special edition of APFA’s Weekly Scoop, we are referencing JCBA Contractual sections that relate specifically to each department within APFA. It is important to be familiar with our Contract. The JCBA is available at APFA.org, on your FA Tablet, and spiral bound copies are available at the Crew…

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6.19.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, June 19, 2019   Regional Representative #8 Position Last week, resumes were requested for the position of Regional Representative #8, per Article IX Section 4.B. of the APFA Constitution, which states, “at no time shall there be less than one (1) Regional Representative for each 4,000 members, or fraction thereof, on the combined system…

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6.12.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   Join us at the Attendance Arbitration at the DFW Hyatt! Attendance & Performance Policy Arbitration – June 12-14  Today, Wednesday, June 12th, we’ll 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…

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6.05.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019   Complete the Survey The Reserve Survey is available via the APFA website, and will remain available until Friday, June 14th, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts on how Reserve should be structured. How do I access the survey? You may access this survey by using…

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5.29.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019   Reserve Survey Now Available! The Reserve Survey is now open via the APFA website, and will remain available until Friday, June 14th, 2019. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts on how Reserve should be structured. How do I access the survey? You may access this survey…

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5.22.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   Road Show Today in DFW May 22—DFW (2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Yandry Center—DFW Airport Terminal C (across from Gate C2) DFW Airport, TX Your Negotiating Committee is on the Road!   ORD Negotiations Road Show, Monday, May 20th   STL  Negotiations Road Show, Tuesday, May 21st June Road Shows…

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5.15.19 – Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, May 15, 2019   Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Training Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the procedure for settling disputes without litigation, such as arbitration, mediation, or negotiation. ADR allows APFA and the Company to come up with more creative solutions, providing the opportunity for a fast and informal settlement of the dispute. APFA Representatives…

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5.08.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, May 8, 2019   Roadshow Update The Negotiating Committee has completed the first negotiations roadshows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. We received a lot of great feedback, and look forward to visiting more bases in the coming months. Click Here for the upcoming roadshow schedule. Reserve Survey Shortly, we will be sending…

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5.01.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   Road Shows Kicked Off April 29th & 30th in LAX & SFO National President Lori Bassani, Negotiations Committee Chairperson, met with SFO Flight Attendants for informal discussions following Monday’s Road Show. In LAX, members of the Negotiating Committee and JSIC were available to answer questions from those in attendance. May 20—ORD (11:00 a.m.…

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4.24.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, April 24, 2019   Mobilize to Maximize  Calling ALL Activists! Our Union Needs YOU! Sign up to be a Union Activist. Help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You’ll be one of the firsts to get accurate and factual information to share on the line. Click here to…

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4.17.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019   What Am I Flying Next Month? PBS awards can be viewed tomorrow, the 18th at 1200 DFW time in PBS. Your schedule will be available on April 20th, 1200 DFW time to begin bidding in TTS. – Alin Boswell, Julie Hedrick, Linda Haertling, Vicki Balistreri, APFA Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee, jsiccommittee@apfa.org…

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4.10.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, April 10, 2019   It’s Time! “I was honored to speak at the IAM Annual Transportation Convention and to support the coalition of our Unions to achieve the contracts we deserve.” -Lori Bassani, APFA National President, president@apfa.org Updates to Hotline System Complete  We have completed our system updates to the hotline distribution software containing…

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4.3.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, April 4, 2019   Update Your Standing Bid As a reminder, your mock standing PBS bid does NOT transfer over to your live PBS bid. You will need to create a new standing bid when PBS opens for live bidding on the 10th at 12 noon DFW. – Alin Boswell, Julie Hedrick, Linda Haertling,…

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3.27.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, March 27, 2019     New Member Indoctrination Today National Treasurer, Chairs, and Headquarters Reps met with the first group of class 19-01 to talk about APFA and union history. 150 new Flight Attendants will join our ranks in about two weeks. Welcome new APFA Members! Aflac Deadline Extended to 11:59pm Friday, March 29th Due…

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3.20.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   Mis-Award? If you have questions about your PBS award, or believe you have a mis-award, please contact the FABRC no later than March 24th by noon DFW time. You can also fill out the PBS Mis-Award form on the APFA website for further review should you disagree with information provided by…

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3.13.19 – The Weekly Scoop

  Wednesday, March 13, 2019   Boeing 737 MAX 8 & 9 Grounded!!! Grounding immediately follows President Bassani’s Swift Call to Action March 14th Tomorrow, March 14th we will be hosting our first telephone Town Hall of the year. The Town Hall will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 am CST. To join the Town…

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2.27.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, February 27, 2019   First Presidential Grievance of 2019 A Presidential Grievance regarding the company’s improper implementation and programming of contractual language was filed February 26, 2019.  The Presidential Grievance specifically addresses 3 areas: 1) Positive Contact for Reserve Assignments 2) Reserve Call Out Time 3) Priority of Assignment/Transfer of Trips Out of Base…

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2.20.19 – The Weekly Scoop

  Wednesday, February 20, 2019   Farewell to the Stairwell Last Night At The Lodge Where: TCC Lodge Lobby When: Friday. February 22, 2019 Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Uniform Attire Encouraged APFA Archives has played an important role in helping preserve the iconic staircase, wall, and medallion at the Stewardess College. Many of…

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2.13.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   Annual Convention in Boston, MA The Board of Directors Annual Convention will be held March 4-7, 2019. Members in good standing are welcome to attend all open portions of the meeting. ________________________________________________ Do DUO! Enroll in DUO by Feb 18th or you’ll risk losing the ability to reset your company password. …

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2.06.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   We Need YOU! Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist. We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining. You’ll be one of the firsts to get inside info and facts to share on the line. ________________________________________________________________________ FAQ’s What’s…

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1.30.19 – APFA – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, January 30, 2019   Walk the Line, Unite, Support Yesterday at DFW Airport APFA stood with our fellow union brothers and sisters of UNITE HERE which represents the airline food workers catering our aircraft. To learn more about becoming an Activist or Mobilizer visit: apfa.org Many of our members are taking advantage of the…

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1.23.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   APFA Supports our Caterers UNITE HERE! DFW Airport Jan. 29th 12:00 – 2:00 pm UNITE HERE! Local 23 – LSG Sky Chefs supported us in our wAAke Up American event. Join us outside Terminal D; Gate 21; DFW International Airport LSG Sky Chefs catering workers deserve fair wages! – Robin Charbonneau,…

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1.16.19 – APFA Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, January 16, 2019   Miracle on the Hudson – 10 Years Later Yesterday, APFA National Officers had the honor to join the flight crew, along with the passengers in a special reunion marking the 10th anniversary of the successful ditching and evacuation of US Airways Flight 1549. From left to right: Craig Gunter, Sheila…

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1.9.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, January 9, 2019   Honoring the Crew of the “Miracle on the Hudson” On January 15th the Carolinas Aviation Museum will host a luncheon for US Airways Flight 1549 crew (Sully, Jeff, Sheila, Doreen, and Donna), passengers and their families, community leaders and associated companies to celebrate the survivors and the milestones that have…

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1.2.19 – The Weekly Scoop

Wednesday, January 2, 2019   It’s a New Year – Resolve to Mobilize! Calling ALL Activists! We Need YOU!  Sign up to volunteer to be a Union Activist. We need you to help distribute information and materials for important issues and events during this round of bargaining! You will be the first to get inside info and…

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