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FRH – 12.29.14

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FACT Rep Update – December 29, 2014

Flight Attendant Communications Team
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FACT: Due to the significant amount of training that will continue to take place for LAA Flight Attendants in 2015 and beyond (e.g. Airbus, 777-300, 787, Overwater/IFS, etc.) the Negotiating Team, with guidance from the APFA Board of Directors, has agreed to delay implementation of the $75 training pay in order to continue trip removal pay and monthly guarantee protections. Training pay of $9.50 per hour will continue to apply when required to attend training on days off.  

Questions about this change or about the JCBA itself should be directed to [email protected].

*Please note the proffer ballot for the February Overwater Training will now close on Friday, January 2, 2014 at 1000 CT

FACT:  The LUS Transition Payment of $3,000 will be issued to all eligible LUS Flight Attendants on January 26, 2015.  To be eligible, a Flight Attendant must be in active status (i.e. in regular active pay status, on a medical leave and not exhausted FMLA time, Military, Maternity, Adoption, or Paternity leave and not on any other unpaid leave of absence) on January 15, 2015. 

A Flight Attendant taking a VLOA for the month of January is considered to be in active status and will be eligible to receive the transition payment. 

FACT: A detailed chart showing dates for implementation of each section of the JCBA has been posted to the APFA website here.  Items being implemented listed by calendar month as well as descriptions of the provisions are posted here
The new pay chart has been added to the full JCBA posted here and Alex Rodriquez has updated the APFA TA Estimator with the new rates.   

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Q:  When will LAA be changing to our mid-month check  being the larger of the 2 paychecks?

A: The company must provide Flight Attendants with 90 days before moving the previous month’s pay over guarantee, per diem. purser, language, galley pay etc. to the mid month check.  The larger check will be 2 weeks earlier than LAA is currently being paid so, when this change is made, Flight Attendants would receive 2 large checks in a row.  

Q: Now that we have a JCBA will we be able to transfer between LUS and LAA bases?

A: No.  Prior to Full Operation Integration (FOI) there are 3 parameters which need to be met:
    ⁃    JCBA 
    ⁃    Single Operating Certificate
    ⁃    single crew management system (FOS)

Once those parameters have been met FOI would begin, estimated for sometime in 2017 at the earliest.

Q: When will we receive a printed copy of the JCBA?

A:  All Flight Attendants will receive a printed copy within 90 days of ratification.  

Q:  Are PVDs for FMLA limited to the 6 per year cap?

A: Yes.  PVDs will be limited to 6 per year and paid at the daily rate of 3:30 beginning January 1, 2015.  Flight Attendants out of sick time with an approved FMLA may use current accrued vacation days up to the unused, accrued amount for full trip removal pay.  

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Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

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