Flight Attendant Negotiations  Survey 

Please click the link below to take the negotiations survey for Flight Attendants at the New American Airlines.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1570695/American-Airlines-Joint-Negotiations-Survey

To log in to the survey you will need your six-digit employee number and your last name.  The results of the survey will be confidential and provide  guidance for the JNC in negotiating your contract.  Pre-merger USA and AA Flight Attendants will be taking identical surveys and the results will be combined for use by the JNC.

The JNC encourages all Flight Attendants to fill out the survey and share your opinions with the JNC.

Continue to stay up-to-date on the progress of negotiations by visiting http://www.ouramerican.org/  and encourage your flying partners to participate in the membership survey.   If you have any questions or comments about negotiations or logging in to the survey, please contact the JNC at negotiate@ouramerican.org.

TAKE ACTION! Protect US Airline Jobs

TAKE ACTION! Protect US Airline Jobs

WolfInSheepsClothingPetitionNorwegian Air International (NAI) will severely undercut our companies, threaten our jobs, and set a harmful precedent that would undermine US labor and safety rules, unless the U.S. Department of Transportation stops them.With principal operations in Oslo, Norway, NAI wants to register to operate as an Irish airline, although it does not plan to operate flights from Ireland. It is a ploy to circumvent labor standards. Its pilots are contracted through a Singapore employment company, although NAI does not operate in Singapore.

Now, NAI is scheming to fly into the United States, avoiding regulatory oversight and labor accountability. By gaming the system to take advantage of the lowest labor costs and to circumvent regulations, NAI would drive U.S. air carriers out of the competition and would profit at the expense of tens of thousands of U.S. airline jobs– and to our recovering economy as a whole.Sign the petition to defend the U.S. aviation industry and our jobs, and spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.

Agreement on Bargaining and Representation Ratified!

Agreement on Bargaining and Representation Ratified!

February 28, 2014

Dear Flying Partners:

We did it. You voted to approve the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation, which also includes the new Negotiations Protocol Agreement with management. With this we have secured our voice and our contract. We have equal participation in negotiations and the continued support of AFA for a smooth transition on our representation moving forward. Nothing changes today – but we set the stage for the best possible results.

We are making history by partnering AFA and APFA to use the combined strength and resources of our two unions to negotiate the best contract at the world’s biggest airline. We bring 65 years of bargaining experience with AFA to this merger and we proudly stand in solidarity with our new flying partners at American to honor our histories and launch our promising future as American Flight Attendants working together – 24,000 strong. (more…)

Your chance to vote is down to just 2 hours!

Your chance to vote is down to just 2 hours!

Vote FOR the ABR now and move us forward with our contract and our voice in this merger – and the ability to achieve improvements less than a year.

Vote at OurAmerican.org or dial 888-488-7288 to cast your vote.

If you need an activation code call the Ballot Help Line at 800-424-2401, press 1 and ext. 706.

Vote Now

CLT ABR Ratification Meeting Tomorrow/ABR Q&A’s

CLT ABR Ratification Meeting Tomorrow/ABR Q&A’s

In This Edition:

  • CLT ABR Ratification Meeting Tomorrow
  • ABR Q&A’s

Rescheduled CLT Ratification Meeting

Please join us to get your questions answered in Charlotte. The airport rooms are not available, but the DoubleTree is not far away!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 10 am – 1 pm
Doubletree Airport Hotel on Yorkmont Road (more…)

Ballot Help Line Open Saturday

Ballot Help Line Open Saturday

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We are now officially within the final week to vote on the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation. This vote is so important we are extending the hours of operation for the Ballot Help Line. If you don’t have your unique activation code that was sent to your home, you can easily access a new one by calling the:

Ballot Help Line at 800-424-2401, press 1 and then extension 706

Saturday Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time (more…)

Your Vote Is Our Power – Time is Running Out

Your Vote Is Our Power – Time is Running Out

Voting on our contract and representation closes Friday, February 28th.

We fought really hard to preserve our contract in this merger and for the chance to achieve improvements. If we don’t turn out a strong YES vote, we could lose everything we’ve fought for. Don’t let that happen! Vote FOR the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation (ABR) to guarantee our contract and our voice is included – and to ensure we have all of AFA’s professional resources backing us throughout the negotiations for our contract at the New American. (more…)

ABR Ratification Meetings

ABR Ratification Meetings

We will be voting on the Agreements on Bargaining and Representation February 6- 28. Voting instructions will be mailed to your home. We will be conducting meetings to review the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation/Negotiations Protocol Agreement.

DCA
Monday, February 10th
10am – 1pm
Terminal A,  Conference Room 120
Outside of Security

PHL
Tuesday, February 11, 1014
10 am – 1 pm
PHL Airport Marriot

PHX
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
10 am – 1 pm
Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes Amphitheater
2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, Arizona

CLT
Thursday, February 13, 2014
10 am – 1 pm
Doubletree Hotel Airport
2600 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte

Details on Bargaining and Representation Agreements

Details on Bargaining and Representation Agreements

In This Edition:

  • MEC President Introduction Letter
  • Summary of Agreements on Bargaining and Representation
  • Full Language of Agreements
  • Questions and Answers
  • ABR Ratification Meetings and Voting Dates  (more…)
PRESS RELEASE: Flight Attendants, Management at New American Reach Agreement on Bargaining

PRESS RELEASE: Flight Attendants, Management at New American Reach Agreement on Bargaining

WASHINGTON, D.C. and FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The unions representing each pre-merger Flight Attendant group at the new American Airlines reached an unprecedented agreement with Company management last week on bargaining for a joint contract. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the pre-merger US Airways workgroup while the Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents the pre-merger American workgroup.

“Flight Attendants at the new American Airlines deserve a contract which reflects our contributions in making this merger possible,”  said Roger Holmin, MEC President, AFA-CWA. “We look forward to joining with our flying partners at American and fighting for the contract we deserve.” (more…)

Negotiations Protocol Agreement Reached

Negotiations Protocol Agreement Reached

AFA, APFA and Management have reached a tentative agreement on a Negotiations Protocol Agreement (NPA) which contains a process for reaching a joint collective bargaining agreement at the New American Airlines.

The US Airways Master Executive Council met today and approved sending out the December 18 AFA/APFA Agreement on Bargaining and Representation and the NPA for a ratification vote of the US Airways Flight Attendants. We will be providing more information at the beginning of next week: the contents of the agreement, voting information and a schedule of information sessions. We appreciate your patience while we prepare the full details for distribution.

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Negotiating Committee Election Results
Update: Discussions on Joint Bargaining Process With Management

Update: Discussions on Joint Bargaining Process With Management

AFA President Roger Holmin, APFA President Laura Glading and our respective professional negotiators and legal counsel met with senior management yesterday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the AFA/APFA Agreement on Bargaining and Representation. The new bargaining process is contingent upon agreement with management. Discussions were productive and set to continue. We will update AFA members with information as it comes available.

Stand strong and continue to demonstrate support for our negotiators by wearing your union pin and promoting unity 24,000 strong. Together we will achieve our share of the benefits in this merger and raise the bar for Flight Attendants across the industry.

AFA & APFA Reach Agreement!

AFA & APFA Reach Agreement!

December 20, 2013

Dear US Airways Flight Attendants,

We are moving forward with our new American flying partners through an agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA). This agreement has been reviewed and unanimously approved by your directly-elected Local Council Presidents. Through your support, we have protected our contract, our voice and our vote at the New American.

For 65 years we have been proud members of the Association of Flight Attendants. Through our union we negotiated industry-leading contracts time and again. Our history was made by little airlines that could – and did. US Airways Flight Attendants have spent entire careers building unity. We were a part of shaping the world’s largest Flight Attendant union and we made a difference through our union’s total focus on the issues that matter to Flight Attendants. That focus on your interests is what led us to this agreement with APFA, another Flight Attendant-only union with a proud history as well. With your continued support, we will achieve our industry-leading contract once again as full partners with our pre-merger American Flight Attendant counterparts. And as we make the most out of our collective bargaining rights, with your approval we will also become members of APFA.

It is an honor to fly with you, to serve as your representative and to share these new opportunities with you. We continue to commit every effort to provide you with all of the information necessary to make informed decisions about our future. We hope this news provides you with the opportunity for a peaceful holiday and dreams of what will come through our unity – 24,000 Strong.

In Solidarity,

Roger Holmin
MEC President US Airways
Association of Flight Attendants

 

AFA/APFA Agreement

AFA has secured agreements with APFA for seniority, bargaining and representation at the New American.

Key Points of Agreement:

  • Flight Attendant seniority is protected.
  • APFA will link arms with AFA to use the leverage US Airways Flight Attendants bring to the table and negotiate a new expedited bargaining process with management, including the US Airways contract and improvements for all Flight Attendants.
  • This agreement is contingent upon management at the New American agreeing to a bargaining process for a single agreement with AFA and APFA.
  • Once the bargaining process is fixed, US Airways Flight Attendants will vote on bargaining and a transition to APFA membership.
  • We are full partners in this merger with a voice on our future and the right to vote on bargaining and representation. (more…)