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FRH – 2.29.16

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FACT Rep Update –
Flight Attendant Communications Team

Monday, February 29, 2016 

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  • FACT Check – LAA/LUS
  • Vacation Bidding – LAA
  • Last Five Days Sequence Protection (L5D) – LAA
  • Pay Comp Problems Persist – LAA/LUS
  • JCBA Training & Roundtable Discussions – LAA/LUS
  • Meet #PHA5E in DFW – LAA/LUS
  • Willingness to Serve – Executive Committee Member Ad Hoc – LAA/LUS
  • Administrative and Committee Positions – LAA/LUS

FACT Check – LAA/LUS

Q:  Will LAA new hires in 2016 classes go on one year of straight Reserve?
A:  No. Straight Reserve for LAA will not be implemented until PBS.  When PBS begins for LAA in 2017, a Flight Attendant who has not completed 12 months with the company will finish out the remainder of those 12 months on straight Reserve.  

Q:  Is there discussion with the Company to change the reserve system to be like Delta’s where everyone serves a few days of Reserve a month?
A:  No. Reserve will be implemented according to JCBA Section 12 – Reserve Duty.

Q:  When will LAA Flight Attendants hired in 2013 go to 1 on 3 off rotation for Reserve?
A:  Here is an example for class 13-01. Class 13-01 began their 3 year period of 1-month on/1-month off rotation in May of 2013. They would be 1-month on/1-month off through April of 2016.

  • If they serve Reserve in April of 2016, they would then have 3 months off before they were subject to Reserve.
  • If they are off Reserve in April of 2016, they would serve in May (if seniority warrants) and then have 3 months off.

Vacation Bidding – LAA

Vacation Bidding for the 2016/2017 fiscal year is now open. This is for the vacation we accrued in 2015. Since 2015 accruals were based on the CLA for the months of January through April and the JCBA for the months of May through December, the chart below shows the amount of vacation days eligible for accrual based on your Vacation seniority date. Your Vacation seniority date can be found at the bottom of the HI8 and appears as VAC Date. This date was added to our HI8 last year as seniority for vacation accrual purposes now has different provisions for accrual when on various types of unpaid leaves under the JCBA. Please see the chart in Section 25.N. to see how unpaid leaves of absence may affect vacation seniority accrual.

The deadline to submit a ballot in the Primary Vacation Bidding Period is Monday, March 7, 2016 at 0800 CT. 

Keep in mind that PBS will not be implemented during the 2016-2017 fiscal year and all trip removals would be on a trips missed basis.

Last Five Days Sequence Protection (L5D) – LAA

For Flight Attendants who are experiencing cancellations for the last trip in the last five days of the month, if contacted prior to sign in, Flight Attendants are only required to be on the Make Up list and to participate in the HISEND MU Round for each Day Originally Scheduled To Fly (DOSTF).  

Your Guarantee is NOT automatically protected. The Flight Attendant must participate in the applicable HISEND MU Rounds (and be on the MU list for all days originally scheduled to fly plus 8 hours which may require the Flight Attendant to add their name to the MU list an additional day). The obligation window is indicated in your HI1 header after the cancellation. If the Flight Attendant opts out of protecting their guarantee, then the guarantee is incrementally reduced by the value of the sequence (if the Flight Attendant is at or below guarantee in PPROJ). 

Also, a Flight Attendant is only obligated to participate in the HISEND MU rounds on DOSTF and to accept a single trip of any length that signs in within the obligation window until midnight of the last day of the month (originally scheduled trip plus eight (8) hours after scheduled arrival time). If the Flight Attendant does not participate or does not bid enough (and doesn’t state “plot to protect guarantee within obligation” on their HISEND message), the protection will be lost. If not plotted then the Flight Attendant may choose to participate in subsequent MU/II/CC/AB proffer rounds and may decline proffered flying without losing protection.

Please refer to the Scheduling page at APFA.org for a more detailed explanation including the Pay Protection Flow Chart for L5D.
 
For trips that do not meet the parameters of L5D, please follow the regular Misconnect, Illegality, and Cancelation (MIC) guidelines which can be reviewed on the scheduling page of APFA.org or in the On Duty Contract Guide, page 16-18.

Pay Comp Problems Persist – LAA/LUS

  • If you are an LAA Flight Attendant having a problem with hours and pay reflected on your monthly activity record (HI1/HI2) please continue to send HISEND form 14 to Pay Comp. 
  • If you are an LUS Flight Attendant having a problem with hours an pay reflected on your Pay Summary in CatCrew, please continue to send Claims. 
  • If you are having a problem with pay and deductions on your pay statement, please send an email to Payroll at [email protected]
  • If you have not had a response within 3 business days, please send an email to [email protected]

JCBA Training & Roundtable Discussions – LAA/LUS

Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) Negotiators Vicki Balistreri (LUS) and Paul Hartshorn, Jr. (LUS) will be in the DFW crew base to answer your questions and host a roundtable discussion about changes/procedures in the 2014 JCBA. Please join us to discuss the Contract we will all be working under at Flight Attendant Operational Integration (FOI). Everyone from LAA and LUS are welcome, regardless of your crew base.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: DFW Terminal C Conference Room at DFW C7 Operations

Meet #PHA5E in DFW – LAA/LUS

Meet #PHA5E- the 5th phase of flight- the beginning of your career. PHA5E provides an avenue for newer Flight Attendants to become involved. We are the future! The more active the membership, the more unified we stand. We welcome Flight Attendants from every seniority – 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: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: DFW Terminal C Conference Room at DFW C7 Operations

Questions about the #PHA5E program?

Contact: Allie MalisTorrance Hurtault, and Reese Cole at [email protected]

We plan to visit all LAA and LUS bases in the coming months. Additional schedules will be announced in the next few weeks.  
 

Willingness to Serve – Executive Committee Member Ad Hoc – LAA/LUS

The Willingness to Serve (WTS) for Executive Committee Member Ad Hoc Place #3 and #4 can be found by clicking here and on the Elections page of the APFA Website. The term of office for these positions commence on April 1, 2016 and end March 31, 2019. If interested, please return your WTS to the APFA National Secretary, 1004 West Euless Blvd. Euless, TX. 76040 anytime prior to the Annual Convention that convenes on March 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Administrative and Committee Positions – LAA/LUS

APFA is now accepting resumes for the following positions:

  • Regional Representatives 
  • National Department Chairs – (Communications, Contract, Health, Hotel, Injury on Duty (IOD), Safety/Security and Scheduling) 
  • National Balloting Committee 
  • National Budget Committee 

These positions commence on May 1, 2016 for a two-year term ending on April 30, 2018. Information on the positions and their duties can be found in the APFA Constitution and the APFA Policy Manual on APFA.org. If interested, please send your resume to the APFA National Secretary, 1004 West Euless Blvd. Euless, TX 76040 any time prior to the Annual Convention that convenes on March 9, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

Steve Chen
APFA Fact Rep. Coordinator

[email protected]



 

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