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10.05.23 – Presidential Grievance Filed Regarding AA’s Violation of JCBA Section 37.G.8

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Presidential Grievance:
AA’s Violation of JCBA Section 37.G.8

Today, APFA filed a Presidential Grievance on management’s violation of the language contained in JCBA 37.G.8, which states:

“If the Company agrees that Pilots may not be removed/denied boarding for weight restrictions, then such provision shall apply to Flight Attendants as well. Any policy for removal/denial for weight restriction reasons shall be non-discriminatory as it relates to Pilots and Flight Attendants.”

This language is unambiguous, and was negotiated for Flight Attendant protection if/when there is a modification of the weight restrictions to accommodate the Flight Deck jumpseat(s). If the Pilots are afforded improved weight and balance jumpseat language, management must also modify the weight restrictions to accommodate the Flight Attendant cabin jumpseat(s).

While the Pilots were unsuccessful in completely removing the weight restriction from the Flight Deck jumpseats, Section 19 of the August 1, 2023, Tentative Agreement between the Allied Pilots Association (APA) and AA states:“The amount of fuel that is expected to be used during taxi may be considered to offset the additional weight of the jumpseat occupant when a maximum gross weight takeoff or landing problem is present. This consideration is subject to prior coordination and agreement between the Captain and the Dispatcher.” 

The Bottom Line

AA has agreed to permit bypassing and/or modification of the weight restrictions to accommodate the Flight Deck jumpseat(s), thus, AA must also permit bypassing and/or modification of the weight restrictions to accommodate the cabin jumpseat(s).

We will keep you updated on developments.


Continue to wear your red WAR pin, red lanyard, and bag tags until we achieve the tentative agreement we’ve earned.

In Solidarity,

Julie Hedrick
National President

Larry Salas
National Vice President

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

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
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)
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APFA Events

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

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

APFA Events

Currently, no scheduled events...

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