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Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) Update - August 29, 2014
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Negotiations continued this week in Dallas/Ft. Worth.
 
We continued exchanging proposals with the Company in the Sections of:
 
  • Scheduling
  • Reserve
  • IOD (Injury on Duty)
  • Crew Rest
  • International Flying
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Cabin Jump Seat
  • Reduction in Personnel
  • Sick
  • Crew Accommodations
  • Seniority
  • Training
  • Expenses
  • General
  • Transfer to Non – Flying Supervisory Duties
  • Transfer Due to Disability
  • Transfer to Non – Related Duties
  • Deadheading
  • Filling of Vacancies
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
The JNC and the Company have moved many of the above Articles/Sections into a comprehensive proposal package. This type of negotiating allows both parties to address the few outstanding issues in each section in the hopes of reaching an Agreement in those specific sections.

The National Mediation Board (NMB), facilitator overseeing our negotiations process has added three additional face-to-face meetings beginning September 3rd, 2014.  Including these added three days, we have 13 face-to-face negotiation meetings remaining with the Company.

The dates are as follows:
  • September 3 – 5, 2014     (DFW)
  • September 8 – 12, 2014   (DFW) 
  • September 15 – 19, 2014 (DFW)
 
Further information can be found at APFA.org/negotiations or afausairways.org.  The 150 day expedited negotiations are governed according to the Negotiations Protocol Agreement (NPA).
 
As we enter into the last three weeks of negotiations, the JNC will announce via our JNC Hotline Updates and AFA E-Lines any Tentative Agreements (TAs) that have been reached.
 
In Unity,
 
Your Joint Negotiating Committee members:
 
Lenny Aurigemma  (IOR)              Vicki Balistreri        (PHL)
Margaret Barnes     (DFW)            Alin Boswell            (CLT)
Neil Fernandez        (IMA)              Paul Hartshorn, Jr. (PHL)
David Hone              (PHX)             Julie Hedrick           (SFO)
Rick Knuth               (CLT)              George Price           (CLT)
Randy Trautman     (IMA)              Michael Truan         (DFW)
 
Laura Glading – APFA National President
Roger Holmin – AFA MEC President
 
Negotiations Counsel
Joe Burns
Rob Clayman
 
 
ABOUT APFA: The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, founded in 1977, represents the more than 16,000 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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