APFA and AA have worked together to create this 3rd edition of the On Duty Contract Guide (ODCG) for LAA Flight Attendants. Our goal is to help Flight Attendants navigate through this time of tremendous change in our work rules with one document that contains the most commonly referenced work rules.
This guide represents the current work rules in place for LAA Flight Attendants as of August 2015, which includes portions still in effect from the Conditional Labor Agreement (CLA) as well as items implemented from the JCBA.
Items that will ultimately change as a result of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) have been identified with a hashtag (#). The Implementation Chart will continue to be updated as more dates are determined for implementation. The Implementation Chart can be found on the APFA website www.apfa.org under the JCBA link. It can also be found on the Flight Service website under Contract Items. Paper copies of the LAA ODCG will be available for pick-up at each LAA Base this week. The LUS ODCG is in it's final stages of production and will be available soon.
ABOUT APFA: The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, founded in 1977, represents the more than 25,000 active flight attendants at American Airlines. In November 2011, American’s parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Throughout the bankruptcy trial, APFA President Laura Glading served on the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee where she advocated for the American Airlines Flight Attendants. In February 2013, American and US Airways announced their intention to combine the carriers and on December 9, 2013, AA exited bankruptcy and the merger was final. Achieving a merger inside bankruptcy is unprecedented in the industry and would not have occurred without the efforts of American’s labor unions, particularly APFA.