1.13.19 – Minimum Days Off and Vacation Settlement

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Minimum Days Off and Vacation Settlement

This serves as a reminder of a grievance settlement from 2016. Please review as this may impact your PBS bidding and award.

On December 4, 2015 APFA filed a Presidential Grievance regarding Vacation Days Included in Minimum Required 11 Days Off.

APFA’s position was that the Company violated Sections 8 (Vacation) and 11H (Minimum Days Off) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement applicable to Legacy US Airways Flight Attendants (the Red Book), the JCBA, and any related articles by including Flight Attendant vacation days as part of the minimum required 11 days off for Lineholders. Through our discussions, APFA and the Company agree that the following terms and conditions are a reasonable and equitable method for resolving this dispute:

Effective with the implementation of PBS under the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), Lineholders would have days off in conjunction with scheduled vacation consistent with the Reserve language in Section 10.D.18.c-d:

1. A Lineholder who has less than seven (7) vacation days in a bid period shall receive a minimum of eleven (11) days off. A Lineholder who has seven (7) or more days off in a bid period shall receive days off at a pro-rated rate consistent with the chart in Paragraph 10.D.18.d.
2. The chart below shall be used to determine the number of days free from duty for a Lineholder who is bidding for or returning to schedule as a Lineholder with less than a full bid period. This chart shall be used to determine the number of days free from duty during the Lineholder’s days of availability in a partial bid period.

– Example 1: It is July, which is a thirty (30) day bid month (July 2 -31). A Lineholder Flight Attendant has four (4) days of vacation in July. The Lineholder will receive a minimum of eleven (11) days off in the month of July. The four (4) days of vacation are in addition to the eleven (11) minimum days off for a minimum of fifteen (15) days off.

– Example 2: It is October, which is a thirty-one (31) day bid month (October 1-31). A Lineholder Flight Attendant has seven (7) days of vacation in October. A thirty-one (31) day month minus seven (7) days of vacation equals twenty-four (24) available days. Twenty-four (24) available days equals nine (9) prorated days. The Lineholder’s seven (7) days of vacation, plus the nine (9) prorated days off equals a minimum of sixteen (16) days off.

Example 3: It is October, which is a thirty-one (31) day bid month (October 1-31). A Lineholder Flight Attendant has fourteen (14) days of vacation in October. A thirty-one (31) day month minus fourteen (14) days of vacation equals seventeen (17) available days. Seventeen (17) available days equals seven (7) prorated days. The Lineholder’s fourteen (14) days of vacation, plus the seven (7) prorated days off equals a minimum of twenty-one (21) days off.

Example 4: It is July, which is a thirty (30) day bid month (July 2 -31). A Lineholder Flight Attendant has eleven (11) days of vacation in July. A thirty (30) day month minus eleven (11) days of vacation equals nineteen (19) available days. Nineteen (19) available days equals eight (8) prorated days. The Lineholder’s eleven (11) days of vacation, plus the eight (8) prorated days off equals a minimum of nineteen (19) days off.

Grievance Settlement – Vacation Days Included in Minimum Required 11 Days Off

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