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10.20.23 – Jury Duty Presidential Grievance Filed: JCBA Section 3.G.2

Friday, October 20, 2023

Presidential Grievance Filed:
AA’s Misinterpretation and Misapplication of JCBA Section 3.G.2

APFA has filed a Presidential Grievance on management’s violation of the language contained in JCBA 3.G.2, which states: “If a jury duty summons is submitted to the Company after PBS awards are final and such jury duty assignment conflicts with a scheduled sequence, training day or day of availability, the Flight Attendant will be paid at the daily rate for the day scheduled to appear/call in for jury duty and the following day.”

For a jury duty summons submitted after bids are final on the 20th of the preceding month, the company currently applies Jury Duty pay for conflicts with PBS-awarded sequences. This violates JCBA 3.G.2, which states Jury Duty pay applies for conflicts with scheduled sequences.

You are contractually entitled to Jury Duty pay for days that conflict with any scheduled sequence, regardless of how you were awarded the trip (e.g., ETB, TTS, PBS).However, management alleges that JCBA Section 3.G.2 only applies to sequences that were awarded through PBS and has been denying jury duty pay for sequences that were awarded/received through the Trip Trade System (“TTS”) and Electronic Trade Board (“ETB”) prior to the Flight Attendant receiving the summons. In taking this position, the Company has unilaterally and narrowly defined “scheduled sequences” to mean only PBS-awarded sequences, resulting in a grave misinterpretation and misapplication of Section 3.G.2 of the JCBA.

The Bottom Line

APFA demands that management:

  • acknowledge that, for purposes of Section 3.G.2, “scheduled sequence” includes a sequence a Flight Attendant has been awarded through any of the scheduling tools; and
  • cease refusing to pay jury duty pay for sequences that were awarded through TTS and/or ETB.

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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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

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After-Hours Live Chat
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