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FACT Rep Update –
Flight Attendant Communications Team

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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  • JCBA Training – LAA/LUS
  • Meet #PHA5E – LAA/LUS
  • Uniform Points – LAA
  • Uniform Replacement – LUS
  • Schedule Your New Uniform Fitting – LAA/LUS
  • New Crew ID – LAA/LUS
  • Special December Pay Protections – LAA

JCBA Training/ Roundtable Discussions – LAA/LUS

On 1/12/16, JCBA negotiators Vicki Balistreri (LUS) and Paul Hartshorn Jr. (LUS) will be in the Washington, D.C. crew base to answer your questions and host a round table discussion about changes/ procedures in the new contract. Please join us to discuss the contract we will all be working under at Flight Attendant Operational Integration (FOI). Everyone from LUS and LAA are welcome, regardless of where you’re based.

Date: 1/12/16
Time: 1030-1700
Where: DCA Airport; Conference Center in Terminal A – Near the Lobby (Side A)

Meet #PHA5E Discussions – LAA/LUS

Meet #PHA5E- the 5th phase of flight- the beginning of your career. PHA5E provides an avenue for junior Flight Attendants to become involved- we are the future! The more active the membership, the more unified we stand. We welcome flight attendants from all seniorities- let’s get involved together!

Learn about:

  • How APFA operates and APFA’s structure,
  • Changes in 2016 under the JCBA;
  • How APFA can help you 
  • Current contract language Q & A;
  •  How you can get involved with APFA

Date: 1/13/16
Time:
1030- 1230- New Hire Focus/ APFA Operations/ Current contract language review- Allie Malis (DCA- AA), Torrance Hurtault (MIA), and Reese Cole (PHX).
1230-1500- JCBA language introduced and reviewed, with an emphasis on new hire concerns.

Where: DCA Airport; Conference Room in Terminal B (near the Delta Crown Room)

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Questions about the #PHA5E program? Contact:

  • Allie Malis
  • Torrance Hurtault
  • Reese Cole

[email protected]

We plan to visit all LUS and LAA bases in the coming months. Schedules should be released in the next few weeks. 

Uniform Points – LAA
 
As a reminder, uniform points do not roll over from year to year. If you need to replace uniform items please place your order before the end of the year to make use of your 2015 points. The VF Solutions website is available 24-hours a day. Flight Attendants may call VF Solutions during normal business hours at 800-565-6242. Please Note: VF Solutions will close at 15:00 CT on December 31st. 

Uniform Replacement – LUS

As a reminder, the Company will pay for the replacement of Required Uniform Items listed in Section 7.A. of the Red Book Agreement and any additional items listed on the Required Uniform List purchased by the Flight Attendant. Replacements for uniforms will only be for normal wear and tear. 

Schedule Your New Uniform Fitting – LAA/LUS

The new American Airlines uniform fit tour is on the road from January 11 through April 29. This is your opportunity to try on, get fitted for, and order your new uniforms. Representatives from Twin Hill will be on-site to assist.

Click Here to schedule your New Uniform Fitting.

New Crew ID – LAA/LUS

If you have not stopped by the crew service center to pick up your new Crew ID, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have stopped by and are waiting for a re-print or to have a missing ID shipped to base, keep an eye on your AA.com email where the company will notify you once we receive the ID. If for any reason you must fly in 2016 and are not in possession of your new ID, you will be issued a temp validation for your sequence at the crew service desk.  Some restrictions apply depending on the destination so give the crew service center a call in advance.  

Q&A – Special December Pay Protections – LAA
  
Q: What does this Special December Pay Protection provide?
A: The original sequence value will be paid and credited for an entire trip cancellation or trip removal for legality reasons at or prior to sequence origination between the 21st and 31st of December for all sequences if you follow all MIC procedures.  This pay protection does not impact or change L5D pay protections.
 
Q: If my entire trip cancels or I am illegal to originate at or prior to sequence origination, what should I do?
A: You should follow the procedures outlined in the MIC Bid Line Guarantee section of the August, 2015 On Duty Contract Guide. Click here to access a copy. Procedures are outlined on pages 16-17. This includes trips you may have acquired via Make Up (MU), Option 2 (II), Optional Exchange (OE), Trip Trade (TT), and Critical Coverage (CC). If you received HVBL days as a result of the cancellation or illegality, you must plot time using those days or participate in the HISEND MU rounds for those days.
 
Q: If I follow MIC procedures because I had a non-L5D qualifying trip cancellation/illegality  (in its entirety), what additional pay protection will I receive?
A: On a special, one time basis, we will protect any hours above your bid line guarantee. This means if you are scheduled above Bid Line Guarantee and you have a trip cancellation/illegality in its entirety, you’ll be protected for hours lost above your guarantee provided you follow bid line guarantee protection procedures.
 
Q: When have I satisfied my obligation?
A: You have satisfied your obligation when you have followed MIC procedures for all days originally scheduled to fly or flown time equivalent to the originally scheduled sequence.
 
Q: Once I satisfy my obligation, what will I be paid?
A: You will be paid and credited for the value of the originally scheduled sequence or the sequence(s) you actually fly, whichever is greater.
 
Q: What if I have a mid-sequence Misconnection/Illegality/Cancellation (MIC)?
A: Normal bid line guarantee protection and procedures will apply.
 
Q: What about L5D protection?
L5D protection will continue to apply.  Should you experience an illegality or cancellation on a L5D qualifying trip, you should follow L5D protection procedures that are outlined on pages 17 and 18 of the On Duty Contract Guide.
 
Q: What pay does L5D protection provide?  
A: In the event your last trip of the month (originating in the last five days of the month) cancels in its entirety or you’re illegal to originate that trip, L5D protection provides you pay protection above your bid line guarantee.
 
Q: When doesn’t pay protection apply?  
A: Pay protection is not applicable to missed trips, sick calls, PO’s, and other unpaid absences. In order to qualify for some type of pay protection, you must experience an illegality or cancellation as described in this e-mail as well as the On Duty Contract Guide.
 
Q: If I experience a MIC, can I opt out of pay protection?
A: Yes, if Crew Schedule chooses to hold you for Days Originally Scheduled To Fly (DOSTF), you can opt out of pay protection. Please keep in mind that your guarantee will be adjusted to equal your Pay Projection if it is below your original Bid Line Guarantee.
 
Q: Will call out pay be deducted from my pay protection?
A: You will receive three hours above guarantee unless you receive a trip. If you receive a trip, then your call out pay plus what you actually fly is measured against the trip that canceled/you were illegal for when calculating pay protection.
 
Q: If I experience multiple trip cancellations/illegalities (in their entirety)/ that do not qualify for L5D protection and follow bid line protection procedures, will I be pay protected for all hours lost?
A: Yes.
 
Q: Do I need to file a claim to receive the pay protection?
A: No.  This pay provision will be automated and will not require that a claim be submitted.
 
Q: If I’m pay protected, when will I see it reflected in my ePays statement?
A: This is a one-time, special arrangement and our systems are not programmed to automatically provide last five days protection outside the last five days of the month. Since this will be a manual process for Pay Compensation, you will see any applicable pay protection no later than your February 29, 2016 pay statement.  We will make every effort to pay this protection as quickly as possible.

Steve Chen
APFA Fact Rep. Coordinator

[email protected]



 

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