FACT Rep Update – December 26, 2014
Flight Attendant Communications Team
FACT: The Executive Committee unanimously endorsed the wage increase American management announced on December 23rd for all employees with Joint Collective Bargaining Agreements in place as well as all non-represented employees below Director level at American Airlines. Flight Attendant pay rates will be 7 percent higher than those at Delta (8% at top of scale). First year Flight Attendants scheduled to make $23.28 beginning January 1, 2015, will now make $24.18. Flight Attendant top of scale rates will rise by $2.06. That brings the scheduled wages in the new JCBA on January 1, 2015 from $53.52 to $55.58. To read the resolution and see the new pay scale rates please click here.
FACT: The Final Implementation timeline for the JCBA has been posted to www.apfa.org. There will also be a chart posted explaining each contractual item implemented at DOS and what items will be implemented January 1, 2015. This chart will be updated each month highlighting what contractual sections will be implemented the following month.
Implementation items for January include:
- higher wages in the January 15th paycheck for LAA and in the January 30th paycheck for LUS
- transition payment to eligible LUS Flight Attendants (payment issued on January 26, 2015)
- commuter policy to include full flights for the second flight
- PVDs paid at the daily rate of 3:30 and limited to 6 per year for LAA (Flight Attendants with approved FMLA and out of sick hours may continue to use current, accrued vacation for the full trip removal value up the accrued, unused amount)
- Holiday Pay which includes New Years Day
For the full implementation timeline please click here.
**Please note the minimum 40 hour monthly bid requirement for LAA will not be implemented until PBS which is scheduled for January 2017 at the earliest**
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Kelli Harrington, LAX-I
FACT Rep Coordinator