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New Consultant for PBS
Reserve CQ Online Training Pay
IOD Clearance Change
Bid Leave Info
APFA FAs Stand Up For Fair Labor Practices
Reimbursement For Transportation Changes
JCBA Pay Comp Timeline
LAA / LUS
Seniority List – email@example.com
Per Section 20.F.2. – “A Flight Attendant shall have thirty (30) days after the posting of such list in which to protest in writing to the Company any alleged omission or incorrect posting affecting her/his seniority on any such revised list, but such protest shall be confined to error or change occurring subsequent to the posting of the prior System Seniority List.”
ICYMI: Reserve 35 hours in 7 days (35/7) – firstname.lastname@example.org
A Flight Attendant who believes there is a 35/7 illegality with an assigned sequence may contact Crew Schedule to verify if there is an illegality. The scheduler will review. If the Flight Attendant is illegal, the scheduler will make the necessary adjustment by:
- Adjusting the sequence;
- Swapping the Flight Attendant to another sequence; or
- Placing the Flight Attendant back onto Ready Reserve as necessary.
- Prior to making any changes, the scheduler will inform the Flight Attendant and give the option of waiving the 35/7 and retaining the trip. Due to programming limitations, waiving the 35/7 will be based on a trip by trip basis during this interim process.
New Scheduling Consultant For PBS, ETB, ISAP
The hiring of a consultant does not include the intent to remove any of the systems in place nor does he have any ability to make changes to contractually regulated items. The intent of hiring Mr. Everett is to gain an outside perspective on ways that similar systems have been used successfully at other airlines and to find areas of improvement in these systems to create success for our members.
CQ Training Pay for Reserves in March and April – email@example.com
IOD Medical Clearance Changes
When your treating physician releases you from your IOD, your treating doctor will need to provide documentation to Sedgwick stating that you are released to full duty and are able to perform the essential functions of the flight attendant position. You will need to fax this information to Sedgwick at 859-280-3274.
You are responsible for contacting your IOD Coordinator regarding your return to work. They will advise you of any return-to-work information you are required to complete such as your availability to Crew Scheduling, training, fingerprinting, renewing your ID, etc.
On Duty Contract Guide (ODCG) for LAA – Coming This Month!
The LUS ODCG is in the process of being completed and as soon as it is ready for print, we will update this Hotline accordingly.
Bid Leaves – firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a recap of the changes and improvements to Bid Leaves that have taken place since the first of the year.
- Seniority accrual for all purposes including pay, vacation and bidding regardless of the length of the Bid Leave or consecutive Bid Leaves (effective 1-1-15)
- Subsidized (active) rates for medical/dental benefit regardless of the length of the Bid Leave or consecutive Bid leaves (effective 1-1-15). Note: If the leave is more than 30 days you will be billed for your benefit premiums. If your leave is less than 30 days the amount will be deducted from you next paycheck
- Vacation and Sick accrual eligibility (effective 5-2-15) Note: please click here for more detailed information regarding VC & SK accrual eligibility.
- D1 and OA travel regardless of the length of the Bid Leave. In addition, if you take consecutive leaves greater than 180 days your travel will remain active. (effective 8-1-15).
Voluntary Training – email@example.com
You may resubmit a voluntary ballot once every 24 hours if you want to be considered for any class slots that might, subsequently, become available. More information regarding Voluntary Training can be found in the cover pages of the bidsheet.
LAA / LUS
APFA Flight Attendants Stand Up for Fair Labor Practice and Competition – firstname.lastname@example.org
APFA Government Affairs Representative Jena Olsen delivered remarks on behalf of APFA, stating in part, “the Gulf carriers have unfair labor practices …Qatar, for example, discriminates against pregnant flight attendants and forbids unions. These workers have no say in their working conditions or their safety standards, and they have no legal rights.” To read her remarks, click here.
Pictured above from l. to r. – Betsy Pfatschbacher, Michele Smith, Jena Olson, Steven Brady, APFA ORD Base President Susan Wroble and Kris Bennett.
If you would like to join the APFA Government Affairs team, please email email@example.com. We have a lot of work to do on such issues as Flight Attendant fatigue and the upcoming FAA Reauthorization Bill. We need all hands on deck!
LAA / LUS
Q. Can you explain when I would qualify for Company reimbursement for transportation charges incurred between the hours of 2300 and 0600? Section 6.C.4. – CREW ACCOMMODATIONS
A. At the Flight Attendant’s crew base, s/he will be allowed actual transportation charges (i.e., taxi) substantiated by receipts if the flight on which s/he is assigned terminates between 2300 and 0600 as a result of a late scheduled arrival.
Example: Your last flight home was scheduled to arrive at 2230, but because of a weather delay, the flight arrived late, blocking-in at 2310. In this case, you are entitled to be reimbursed for transportation charges including tips and tolls. To receive reimbursement, you must complete the appropriate reimbursement form, and submit it along with the receipt to the company no later than 60 days following the flight. For LAA Flight Attendants, the form is available on the Job Resources page of the Flight Service website (use the Parking/Other reimbursement form). For LUS Flight Attendants, the form is available on Wings.
JCBA Pay Comp Timeline – firstname.lastname@example.org
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