Alternative Uniform Procedures

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Alternative Uniform Procedures

We want to ensure our members are informed on current Alternative Uniform procedures.  Please ensure that you have followed all of the correct steps if you are or need to convert to an Alternative Uniform.

1. Fill our a workers Comp form on the PSA website. This must be done each and every time you have a revery reaction eaction. This protects you if you have to miss work due to a reaction. If you do not fill out the form for every reaction or flare up due to the uniform, attendance points will not be corrected. We can not stress enough the importance of this step.

2. Notify your inflight supervisor letting them know you will be switching to an alternate Uniform. Do this by emailing DL_PSA_FAUNIFORMS@PSAAIRLINES.COM and also send an email to your inflight supervisor as well.  Include:

 

  • Name
  • Employee Number
  • Indicate which option you are choosing to wear
  • Indicate what issues you are having relative to the Uniform-symptoms, etc…and which pieces that is causing the reaction (if known)
  • If you have wool allergies
  • Have you seen a doctor in regard to the issue
  • If so, include the doctor note

 

Once you have completed this, also send an email to the Union by notifying:
Sean Griffin seangriffin@afapsa.org

(980) 354-1231

Lee Wilkes lwilkes@afapsa.org

(330) 831-5740

Diane Lyons dlyons@afapsa.org

(856) 308-4003

You can accomplish this by sending one email and CC-ing the other two persons in. This will allow us to keep our own records for the Union. Once you email us, Sean will direct you to fill out a survey for the Union.
When selecting your Alternate Uniform, you have 4 options:
  1. Wear old blue uniform
  2. Purchase “like” gray items
  3. Order Non-Wool from Twin Hill if it is a known wool allergy
  4. Order the Aramark Gray Items
Please visit the PSA website for more detailed Information.
  • mypsa.aa.com
  • Inflight Services and Training
  • Uniforms
There are 3 tabs of information here including Alternative Uniforms and Forms, Uniform Option Procedure, and Uniform Reimbursement. Please make sure you read all Information. You can also use the quick links tab to get to the uniform tabs as well.
If you are purchasing like gray items,, the Company will reimburse you for a complete Uniform complement, at the Company’s expense, minus a coat. The coat however can be reimbursed through your uniform balance. The Uniform reimbursement form can also be found on the PSA website.
Scarves: If in an alternate, you can either wear your training scarf, or purchase a look alike alternate.
As a reminder, you can not mix and match Uniforms. For example, if you are wearing an alternative unifrom, do not wear the Twin Hill scarf with it.
We hope this information was helpful.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need something clarified.
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AFA Notifies American Airlines Group, Twin Hill of Intent to Sue over Uniforms

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

AFA Notifies American Airlines Group, Twin Hill of Intent to Sue over Uniforms

March 23, 2018

Flight Attendants at Envoy, PSA, and Piedmont, along with mainline American Flight Attendants, have suffered for over a year due to toxic uniforms. AFA members have reported symptoms associated with wearing the new uniforms including rash/irritated skin, eye irritation, breathing problems, and headaches. These symptoms mirror the types of symptoms reported by our sisters and brothers who are wearing these uniforms at mainline American. AFA has repeatedly encouraged American to remove the toxic uniforms from the property with a temporary replacement. While the airline has chosen a new future vendor, it will be years before the new uniform fully replaces the toxic uniforms.

Today, AFA has sent notification American Airlines Group, Envoy, Piedmont, PSA, Twin Hill and more of our intent to sue due to continued violations of California’s Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Specifically, the entities have violated and continue to violate the warning requirement which states, “No person in the course of doing business shall knowingly and intentionally expose any individual to a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without first giving clear and reasonable warning to such individual….”

AFA’s testing found formaldehyde in several uniform items. Formaldehyde (gas) is released from the garments continuously when they are worn and used in the intended manner over the life and use of the garment. The primary route of exposure for the violations is inhalation while Flight Attendants are wearing the garments. These exposures occur in homes, cars, airports, airplanes and workplaces throughout California where the products are used. No clear and reasonable warning is provided with these products or in the workplace regarding the carcinogenic hazards of wearing the items or specifically of formaldehyde.

American, Twin Hill and the others named have 60 days to take action on the issue or face a lawsuit. Read more >