01/14/2022 NEWSLETTER

Dear Flight Attendants,

As per usual, the company has sent out information without informing us first. Apparently, the mandatory vaccination for Canada will go into effect on January 15th. If you are flying into Canada in January or February, you are not vaccinated and are removed from your trip, please email your LEC President immediately. 

We have had multiple issues with contractual violations by crew scheduling. We are trying to get them fixed as soon as we are aware but we need you all to know your contractual rights on reassignments. Please read the contract section below. You can find it on page 52 of your contract. The sections highlighted are the five being violated the most. Please let your LEC President know if you have any of these happen to you. 

P.        Reassignment

1.     In the event a Line Holder involuntarily loses all or a portion of a Trip, she/he may be given a new Segment(s) for the same day(s) originally scheduled, provided the show time for the new Trip is no earlier than the show time for the originally scheduled Trip. All Credited Time outside of the original “footprint” each day will be paid at premium rates.  

2.     However, a Flight Attendant may be offered and elect to accept an assignment which is earlier than the show time for the originally scheduled duty day and will be paid the appropriate Premium Pay.  (Note: This means you do not have to accept the offered assignment and is by day, not pairing.)

3.         The Company will return the Flight Attendant to her/his original schedule as soon as practicable.  

4.     Any new assignment must return to Domicile and the Flight Attendant will be released at the end of the original Pairing.  

5.         Should a Flight Attendant modify a Pairing via the Scheduled Enhancement Software by adding or dropping flying at the beginning or end of a duty period, the daily footprint will change accordingly. 

6.         If only one Flight Attendant needs to be reassigned, the more senior qualified Flight Attendant will decide whether to accept the reassignment or pass it to the more junior qualified flight Attendant. 

7.     If the Company substitutes aircraft on any Segment of a Trip, the Flight Attendant(s) will be paid the greater of:

         a.     The originally scheduled flight time on a Segment basis; or

b.     The scheduled or actual flight time of the new/substitute aircraft on a Segment basis.

( NOTE: Please notice that it DOES NOT SAY Line holders can not be put on ready for any cancelled flight. )

COVID UPDATE

Please be aware that the CDC has changed guidance for COVID 19, again. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to [email protected]. We recommend that you talk with the covid response team before getting tested. 

Health Benefits and Vacation Buy back

With the first paycheck of the year paid today, please go on ADP and check to make sure your benefits being deducted are correct and if you purchased vacation buy, that the deduction is being made. ADP made a lot of mistakes last year and they weren’t caught until late in the year. Please let your LEC President know if you need help with your deductions. 

In Unity,

Your LEC Presidents