Brothers & Sisters:
Yesterday your District Lodge representatives along with the Hotel Committee Chairperson met with the Company regarding the scheduling issues that have been taking place over the last two weeks.
The biggest issues we have received were in regard to illegal duty days, mostly due to waiting for hotels to be booked in cancellation situations. We have met with the Company and the Hotel Committee to identify the issues that caused the violations. The hotel issues have been found to be due to a breakdown with the processes regarding cancellations but since speaking with the Company, they have streamlined their processes, which should alleviate the wait times for hotels. We plan to remain engaged in ensuring the Company continues to make whatever changes necessary to honor our contractual rights.
While we have been extremely unhappy with the amount of violations in the past weeks, we are pleased that the Company has been extremely cooperative in remedying these violations through the grievance process in a timely manner.
Also, if you’ve had a rolled day and would like your day restored in lieu of additional pay, please remember you must request your day off on XJT.com within 24 hours of completing the pairing in which your day was rolled.
If you have any questions please contact your grievance representative.