September 19th will be the last day of the 150 days of expedited negotiations between the 14-member Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and the Company. If a T/A is reached it will be put before the combined membership for a ratification vote. Should the membership not ratify the T/A, or if a T/A cannot be reached, only then would it go to binding arbitration. To review a flowchart of the entire joint negotiations process, follow the link below.

Path to a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

Per the provisions of the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation (ABR), there will be no going back to the table to negotiate a TA2 or TA3. The process in the ABR calls for arbitration should the combined TA be voted down by members.

Tentative Agreement Highlights

Tentative Agreement Highlights

The Joint Negotiating Committee has prepared a document containing highlights of the Tentative Agreements (T/As) that have been reached to date, which has been uploaded to the website. This comparison chart can be viewed here; http://www.afausairways.org/ta_highlights.pdf

US Airways & AA Flight Attendants Combind Seniority List

US Airways & AA Flight Attendants Combind Seniority List

 

Per the Seniority Integration Agreement between AFA and APFA Flight Attendants, a joint seniority list has now been created using the US Airways date of hire and the AA occupational hire date with a 40 day adjustment for initial training.

This combined seniority list can be read here; http://afausairways.org/aa_us_sen_int_list_082014.pdf

 

Protect Your Voting Rights – Sign a Card

Protect Your Voting Rights – Sign a Card

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https://www.apfa.org/joinapfa/3159-new-american-airlines-application-for-apfa-membership

The time is fast approaching that APFA will be certified as our union. Without the APFA membership and dues forms submitted, you won’t have the credentials to vote and exercise your voice in shaping our future at the new American.

The form was mailed to your home and stuffed in your company mailbox.  It is postage paid and need only be dropped in the mail with a small piece of tape to close it. You may also put it in an AFA lock box located in the domiciles at CLT, DCA, PHL and PHX.

If you don’t have a copy of the APFA membership and dues deduction card, get one from an AFA representative at your base. You can also quickly fill it out online at afausairways.org. Just look for the on-line Membership Application/DCO form.

This week we are calling US Airways Flight Attendants who do not yet have a form on file. Calls are being made between 11 am and 8 pm local base time. If you receive a call, but believe you have already submitted a form it may have been lost in in the mail or not yet received. If you recently mailed the form and want to check if it has been received, call 800-424-2401, press 1 and extension 707.

If you have any questions, submit a feedback form on ouramerican.org.

 

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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