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FACT Rep Update – January 28, 2014

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  1. FACT: The next Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP-2) for pre-merger AA Flight Attendants was announced today in accordance with the Conditional Labor Agreement (CLA).
     
  2. FACT: VEOP-2 opens on Monday, February 3, 2014, and closes Friday, February 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. (Pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants’ VEOP is already in progress and closes on February 5, 2014.)
     
  3. FACT: To be eligible, a FA must have 15 years of Company Seniority or 14 years of Classification Seniority; and be in an “active status” on February 28, 2014.
     
  4. FACT: You are considered INACTIVE if you have been on an unpaid sick absence for more than 10 days or an Injury On Duty for more than 6 months and are not receiving any compensation from the company – including salary continuance or supplementing Workers Compensation with available sick bank hours.
     
  5. FACT: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VEOP-2, INCLUDING VEOP Q&As, VISIT THE FLIGHT SERVICE WEB SITE.
    Click Here to see the Voluntary Early Out information on the Flight Service website.
    Click Here to see a sample of the online election form.
    Click Here to see a sample of the departure date ballot.
    Click Here to see the VEOP Q&A
     
  6. FACT: The Negotiations Protocol Agreement (NPA) is the Agreement reached by the Company, APFA and AFA last week about negotiating our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA).
     
  7. FACT: Pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants will begin voting within 10 days of reaching this Agreement. Balloting will begin within 10 days and conclude within 40 days.
     
  8. FACT: Negotiations between the parties for a JCBA will commence no later than 60 days after the NPA and the earlier APFA-AFA Agreement on Bargaining and Representation (reached in December 2013) are ratified by the pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants.
     
  9. FACT: Parties shall agree to negotiations dates, which shall include an average of 10 days per month of actual negotiations. This can be adjusted per agreement of all parties. 
     
  10. FACT: Negotiations shall continue for no more than 150 days from commencement of negotiations unless all parties agree otherwise.
     
  11. FACT: Parties will use “Adopt and Go” method for reaching a T/A, meaning selecting specific entire sections whenever possible. In negotiating a JCBA, whenever possible, a section of the contract will be lifted in its entirety from either the AA-APFA CBA or the AFA-US Airways CBA rather than mixing and matching paragraphs from both contracts. For example, the parties could decide to “adopt and go” “HOSTAGE PAY” as it appears in one contract.
     
  12. FACT: Parties will use mediation to reach a T/A.
     
  13. FACT: Once a T/A is reached, it will be put to a ratification vote of the combined Flight Attendant work groups at the new American.
     
  14. FACT: If the T/A is not ratified, or if no T/A has been reached, any outstanding disputes will be submitted to a final and binding interest arbitration. Arbitration will begin no later than 90 days of the submission. Prior to the arbitration, parties shall utilize mediation.
     
  15. FACT: If there is an arbitration, the resulting JCBA shall have a total economic value that:
    a. is equal to “market-based in the aggregate,” and
    b. as applied to pre-merger American Flight Attendants, has a total economic value which is greater than the total economic value of the American Airlines CLA as applied to pre-merger American Flight Attendants; and
    c. as applied to pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants, has a total economic value which is greater than the total economic value of the US Airways CBA as applied to pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants.
     
  16. FACT: The Company shall reimburse APFA and AFA for cost and expenses of negotiations of the JCBA (including any interest arbitration) and the seniority list integration up to a combined total of $3 million.
     
  17. FACT: NPA in its entirety will be published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

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