Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Elf Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web
AMAZING ONA CREW!

VIETNAM BABYLIFT

We carried the babies
strapped into boxes



Acknowledgement
All photos and written article
courtesy Clare Burt


Bobbie’s Career as an AFA Staff Negotiator

Started working for ALPA S & S as an ad hoc staff negotiator, and then joined as a full time staff negotiator in 1977. Famous for continuing to improve the contract even after negotiations end, and for “hiding” money ( example, the shoe allowance) 34 years of experience negotiating AFA contracts, most more than anyone else in the country, if not the world!

First Contracts Negotiated By Bobbie

Spirit: 2-7-03 Iberia: 10-29-01 ATA: 12-19-94 ASA: 6-1-91 Air Wisconsin: 7-1-87 Braniff 2: 1983

Bobbie Negotiated more than 50 AFA Contracts at 35 Airlines


ONA Airlift International Air Wisconsin Air New England Texas International Hawaiian Flying Tiger Line Midway (second) Eastern Metro Express Piedmont (original) ATA Aspen Mesa/Freedom/go! Carnival
US Air Allegheny (first) Frontier (original) Iberia AirTran Braniff Braniff (second) Simmons Executive Ozark Air Florida (dba Midway Airlines) Pan Am (second) ASA ValuJet

Bobbie´s Legacy

Bobbie mentored many AFA leaders and staff over the years, including: Sara Sharples, Air Wisconsin – Edie Lauterbach Award winner Jackie Pritchett, ATA – Deb Sutor, Simmons and American Eagle—Edie Lauterbach Award winner L.C. Acor, PSA Mary Lou Reilly, Ryan Intl. David Alexander, former AFA Staff Negotiator and original PSA/ US Airways Flight Attendant Guy Bosworth, AFA ISR when he was an ATA Flight Attendant Clare Burt, when she was an ONA Flight Attendant Deb Hasson, AFA ISR when she was an Air Florida Flight Attendant And OTHERS!




HOTEL OKURA, GUAM
VISIT GUAM!



HOTEL FENIX
ATHENS GREECE

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Bobbie Francis


BOB AND BOBBIE FRANCIS

Married (in uniform on the ground in 
LAS in the middle of a turnaround) 
Captain Bob Francis while at ONA.  
At the time it had to be a secret 
because ONA Flight Attendants were 
not allowed to be married to a fellow 
crewmember (another rule Bobbie fought 
successfully to abolish).


Bobbie, Kelledy and Liza!





Ft Lauderdale Reunion March 10, 2007!



Suzanne Janet Rhodes, Benita
Leung Noto, Bobbie and Judy Chin



Rickie Strahl, Suzanne
Rhodes, and Al Wintermeyer
Photo by Louise Heflich

Louise Heflich, Tom Murphy
and Betty Broderick Boe


ANCHORAGE WESTWARD
NOW ANCHORAGE HILTON

Palace Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany




Roberte L. Francis
Senior Staff Negotiator

AFA-CWA

AFA Senior Staff Negotiator
1969 to 2011


Retirement Celebration


Advocating for Flight Attendants since 1969
Flight Attendant with Overseas National
Airways from 1969 to 1978
JFK based flying DC-9s, DC-8s, DC-10s

MEC-LEC President at ONA

Helped create our Flight Attendant Union Member of the AFA Board of Directors & Executive Board during transition from ALPA S&S to AFA - Negotiated ground-breaking provisions in the ONA contracts: - First Flight Attendants who were allowed to fly while pregnant - First elimination of discriminatory weight check - Penalty pay for hours over duty - Ten-hours rest behind the door on layover - 24 hours domicile rest - First voluntary furlough for Flight Attendants - 5 % Company contribution to Savings Plan - Minimum Crew Complement of one F/A for every 38 Pax - Check F/As must wear the same uniform as the Flight Attendants, except in a VERY UGLY brown (maybe not ground-breaking…)
Helped create our Flight Attendant Union. Member of the AFA Board of Directors & Executive Board during transition from ALPA S&S to AFA Early advocate of date-of-hire seniority integration in mergers.

Bobbie signing her first contract in 1972, along with Negotiating Committee members Linda Graves and Diane Chenault and members of ONA management.

Bobbie has left an indelible footprint on the Flight Attendant profession and for that we are grateful.

Stewardess Flight Attendant LEC/MEC President BOD Member Working Mom Negotiator Innovator Mentor Friend Colleague and INSPIRATION


Jack Gold and Bobbie Frances

Jack Gold II
FLORIDA DREAM FLIGHT!


Ron and Anne Preed with Warren West
Ron with UACI
United Air Carriers, Inc., Jeddah



The paparazzi shooting celebrities
at the Dream Flight Party!
Photo by Louise Heflich

CAESAR´S PALACE, LAS VEGAS

HOTEL CONRAD, CAIRO EGYPT

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