FACT Rep Update – January 7, 2014
Hello FACT Reps,
APFA/AFA/Management Meeting On Bargaining Process
FACT: APFA and AFA have scheduled a meeting with management next week in Washington, D.C., to discuss the process for bargaining the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA). We will provide an update following these meetings.
FACT: APFA had an initial discussion with the NMB about the single carrier determination process. As part of our agreement with AFA on bargaining and representation, once we reach agreement with the Company on the bargaining process and the Legacy US Airways Flight Attendants ratify the APFA/AFA agreement, the unions will jointly file a single carrier petition with the NMB. At the same time, AFA will inform the NMB that it does not seek to represent the combined work group and APFA will notify the NMB that we wish to be the representative.
FACT: In accordance with the 2013 Flight Attendant Agreement between the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) and the Company, a Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) is being offered for eligible Flight Attendants who accept separation from US Airways in exchange for a one time lump sum $40,000 severance payment.
FACT: Under the CLA, the company will offer another Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) for American Airlines’ Flight Attendants. The dates of the next VEOP have not been determined.
FACT: MU flying will have a “hard max” of 100 hours in SPROJ effective January 31, 2014. If the hours in a trip sequence take you over 100 hours in SPROJ, you would not be legal for such trip as you will exceed the 100 hour monthly maximum for MU. (ex. If you have 95.00 hours in SPROJ and want to pick up a 6 hour turn on MU, you would be illegal and not be awarded the trip sequence as it would take you over the 100 hour monthly maximum for MU.
FACT: SK accrual hours for 2013 will be placed in respective SK banks middle to end of January 2014.
FACT: Flight Attendant #3 will return to the 737-800 when the configuration triggers four (4) Flight Attendants as minimum crew. At this time it has not been determined by the company when the reconfiguration of the 737-800 will take place.
FACT: New Hire classes will begin on January 13, 2014, at Flagship University (FSU). It is estimated that forty (40) classes of new hire Flight Attendants will graduate in 2014.
FACT: Coming this spring 2014, employees will be able to purchase an annual Admirals Clubs pass, with reciprocal access to US Airways Clubs. Certain restrictions may apply (employees will not be allowed in the Clubs while in uniform) and the company will share full details soon.
FACT: Profit Sharing for Flight Attendants will be paid out no later than March 2014
FACT: RESERVE SICK
A reserve clearing before 12 noon Home Base Time is immediately available for assignment and is not charged SK pay for that day.
A reserve clearing after 12 noon Home Base Time will not be available for the remainder of the day and will be charged SK pay for that day.
FACT: PROJECTION DEFINITIONS
Projection (PROJ): PROJ is the credited projection or actual projection, excluding Optional Exchange (OE). It is the total credited time for the month, including overfly and carry-over/fly-through time. It represents the greater of scheduled or actual flying already performed and scheduled time for flying yet to be performed.
Schedule Projection (SPROJ): SPROJ is the total scheduled time for the month based on the FAs trip selection award. It does not include carry-over/fly-through time from the previous month. The SPROJ can change with a voluntary or involuntary loss of time, trip trading, Make-Up or Option II flying, reschedules and reassignments. Optional Exchange (OE) pick up will not change the SPROJ, but an Optional Exchange (OE) drop will reduce SPROJ.
Pay Projection (PPROJ): PPROJ is the total paid time for the month. Optional Exchange pick up, the additional 50% deadheading (D-Time) pay, International P-time, Critical Coverage, and call-out pay are shown in this column.
FACT: CHANGEOVER PAIRINGS
Trip sequences on the bid sheet that originate in one month and terminate in the next month are subject to change. These trip sequences that change are called “Changeover Pairings” or “Prior Removals” and are listed on the base trip selection header sheet. The changeover pairing may be longer or shorter than the original sequence and may affect legality. They may also affect trips to be credited due to vacation or training.
Simply put, a trip that has previously been removed for vacation or training may be worth more or less due to a changeover.
FACT: 24 HOURS IN 7 DAYS LIMITATION (24-IN-7)
A FA must be relieved from duty for a period of 24 hours in any consecutive 7 calendar days. This rest may be on a layover or at home base and may be a rolling 24 hour period. In the event of a creeping delay after sign-in, a FA may complete a flight leg that goes into the 7th day. At termination of the leg, the 24 hour rest period must begin.
The 7 day “clock” is triggered by a trip, standby, training, or a day of ready reserve.
In actual operations, a FA may be scheduled to deadhead to base on the 7th day provided s/he is scheduled for 24 hours free from duty following the deadhead.
That’s it for this week. Thanks for ALL you do as a FACT Rep in making sure our Flight Attendants get the FACTs.
APFA Negotiator and
FACT Rep Coordinator
AmericanAirlines + US Airways
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