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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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Telephone Town Hall Today - LAA/LUS

APFA National President Laura Glading and members of the Joint Implementation Resolution Committee (JIRC) and Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC) will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall Conference today, Wednesday, September 16th at 5pm Eastern (4pm Central/2pm Pacific). The telephone conference will consist of a short presentation followed by a Questions and Answers session, focusing on Contract implementation of the 2014 Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA).

All members are welcome to join the call by dialing toll-free (855) 312-2107. View the Q & A's from the August 18th town hall by clicking here.

2016 Benefits Enrollment Begins October 12 - LAA/LUS

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40-Hour Monthly Minimum - LAA/LUS

Last May at the APFA Board of Directors Meeting in Dallas-Fort Worth, a resolution was unanimously approved that APFA would approach the Company to eliminate the 40-Hour Scheduling Obligation in PBS. If an agreement were to be reached with the Company, it would be required to present this substantial contractual change to the membership for ratification.

Unfortunately, after numerous discussions, the Company has declined to remove the 40-hour scheduling minimum in the JCBA. Reasons for the denial include "adding complexity to Flight Attendant manpower planning" and "impact[ing] coverage risk", making it "more difficult to forecast and plan for than our current negotiated 40-hour floor."

Although we are extremely disappointed in not being able to bring this issue to you for an immediate vote, APFA shall once again approach the Company on this important issue once we are closer to LAA PBS implementation.

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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.
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