Friday, May 17, 2019

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Hello DFW Flight Attendants,

Just a reminder!! Amber and I look forward to hosting our first DFW Base Meeting.
DFW Base Meeting
Date: Wednesday May 22, 2019
Location: DFW Airport Yandry Center (across from gate C-2)
Time: 1300 – 1430
Immediately followed by APFA Negotiating Team Road Show
Time: 1430 – 1700

DFW Base Notice of Dispute (NOD) Update

As the DFW Base President, I filed a Base Notice of Dispute (NOD) over the inclusion of non-recurrent related training in our 2019-2020 CQ. I attended the Dispute Resolution Conference (DRC). The company maintains that there is no contractual violation and denied the Base Dispute and paying the additional $75.00 to all Flight Attendants, which is clearly stated in SEC.29.E.2., of the JCBA.
“A Flight Attendant shall receive seventy-five dollars ($75.00) pay for each day of non-recurrent classroom training.”
I disagreed and rejected the facilitator’s recommendation. This Base Dispute has now been escalated to the APFA National Vice-President’s Department. We will keep you posted on the Arbitration date.
On April 20, 2019, I filed another DFW Base Notice of Dispute. This dispute is over the company’s creation of a “new” form of Red Flag flying over the Easter weekend on April 20-21, 2019. We will keep you posted on the outcome of this NOD.

APFA DFW Professional Standards
Tel: (817) 540-0108 – APFA Ext: 8606
As your APFA DFW Base Leadership, we ask that you please utilize this resource. It’s as simple as making that call.  

Did you Know?!
  • Sick Time is paid at 100%.
JCBA SEC.9.A. – Sick time will be paid and credited at one hundred percent (100%)
DFW Employee Bus / Escalator Update
DFW Base Council Representative (BCR) Bobby Bulham met with the DFW Airport Board Bus Committee.
A few notes from this month's meeting below.
1. Repairs are ongoing for Term C escalators/elevators.  Estimated completion of all work, 2-3 weeks.  A proposal to temporarily move the two lower level Term C bus stops to one stop on the upper level at C17 was tabled because of traffic congestion and safety concerns.
2. Parking during vacation.  Although technically not a violation of rules, employees going on vacation and parking in employee lots are encouraged to drop family off at the terminal first, then go and park.  Also please park at either 6E (in South) or 1W (in North) during this time.  Do not park in 5ED or 5EE lots (both in South) due to high daily demand.
3. Car damage while parked. I revisited the topic of car damage to the Board to get guidance on procedures. Unfortunately, if your car is damaged, there is nothing DFW Airport or AA will do to compensate. Even if you witness another car/truck damaging your car and get a license plate, DPS will investigate but it'll be your word against theirs.  You can still call DPS to file an incident report, but basically your only recourse is to call your insurance if damage is significant enough. It would be similar to parking at a mall and finding damage when you return to your car.
4. Bus kneeling. Buses can technically kneel at every stop, but drivers were told not to do it to save on wear and tear.  They will lower the bus if there's no curb or if you request. We have had reports that some drivers have said the kneel function was "INOP", but if that were the case, the bus should be taken out of service for repairs.
Please email Amber or myself if you have any issues or concerns. We will forward your information to Bobby so they will be addressed at the next meeting.
Upcoming Arbitration Dates
Below are upcoming dates and locations of the Presidential Grievances and Quarterly System Board (QSB) Arbitrations scheduled for the months of June, July August. We welcome all members in good standing to attend.

Attendance & Performance Arbitration 
June 12 – 14, 2019
Hyatt DFW Airport
2334 North International Parkway
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9014
A3 Deadheading
May 2, 2019 and continuing July 16 – 17, 2019
The Westin DFW Airport North
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
Recognition and Scope 
***Original scheduled date - April 24 – 25, 2019 - Now August 12 – 13, 2019
Hyatt DFW Airport
2334 North International Parkway
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9014
In Unity,
Michael & Amber
Michael Truan
APFA DFW Base President
214-517-0120 cell
Amber De Roxtra
APFA DFW Base Vice-President
682-422-7179 cell 

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