This week we have a meeting scheduled with the COO and VP of Inflight on December 23rd. We plan to get an update regarding meeting for negotiations as soon as possible. We have been adamant that we will do whatever it takes to achieve a JCBA. An update will be sent after our meeting this week.
We strongly encourage you to have your MyMessages forwarded to a personal email address. Unless specifically saved, MyMessages are automatically deleted after six months. If you have them forwarded to a personal email address or an email address you setup specifically for MyMessages, they are not deleted unless you delete them. You will still receive the messages in your MyMessages as well as in your email. It is always good to keep Company information in case you need to reference it. To have your MyMessages forwarded to an email click on Options>Check the box Forward Messages to my personal email>check All Messages>Type in your email address>Click Save.
submitted by Marche Johnson-Cooper
The Jan. 2016 preliminary bid awards were published on FLICA with a virtual credit error. Virtual Credit for RGT/CST 2016 is 4 hours each day. Once the Union made the Company aware of the error we requested the preliminary bids be pulled immediately. The virtual credit error is being corrected and bids will be run from the final bids that were submitted by 5:00 pm on Dec. 17, 2015. Finals will be published when they are due Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
Lineholder’s please remember we have language on being rescheduled. Per the CRJ contract, Section 7.R states, “The Company may use the following rescheduling/reassignment, drafting and extension provisions when necessary to prevent cancellations, prevent or reduce delays or otherwise maintain the integrity of the schedule”.
If you believe your schedule was changed and the above provision wasn’t followed, contact scheduling immediately and ask for a detailed reason. If it’s not resolved, contact your grievance rep and please have a screen shot of the following available: your pairing and the changed pairing, the bucket list of RSV’s at the time of rescheduling, as well as a copy of your crew trac history.
Don’t forget to use your 2015 uniform bank money by December 31, 2015.
There are 11 grievances scheduled for Grievance mediation on February 9 – 12. Last week we had 2 grievances pending arbitration, one of those was settled amicably. There is one grievance pending arbitration.
submitted by Sara Gonzales
2016 Uniform Points Rollover
Please remember only 75 points will rollover to 2016 so if you have more than 75 uniform points in your bank and do not use them before January 1, 2016, you will lose them in accordance with the following CBA language:
Section 14.E. A flight attendant will accrue 75 points per year based on active service up to a maximum of 150 points, for the replacement of uniform items due to normal wear and tear, and for the acquisition of uniform pieces and accessory items not part of the uniform.
We have confirmed our next grievance mediation dates will be February 9-11 in conjunction with CRJ grievance mediation in Atlanta.
ERJ 2016 RGT/CST Training Concerns
We have received questions and concerns regarding the upcoming 2016 RGT and CST training. We have extensively researched the contractual obligations of the Company regarding training and while we have not found the Company to be in violation of the CBA, we realize two training days along with possibly having to travel to/from training does put an additional burden on your flexibility and quality of life. Subsequently, the IAM has brought your concerns to the table with the Company and are in talks on possible ways to ease the burden of the additional day of training. Once we receive more feedback on a possible resolution to these issues we will send an update.
Step 2 Grievances
We received five more grievances this week for appeal to Step 2. The base breakdown for the current pending Step 2 grievances is as follows:
Currently, we are coordinating a date in January with the Company to hear the outstanding Step 2 grievances.
Upcoming Local Lodge Meetings
EWR Embassy Suites
95 Glimcher Realty Way, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3pm
transportation provided from P-4
2339O (CLE & ORD)
ORD Best Western
10300 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1pm
transportation provided from bus/shuttle center
2339H (ERJ-DFW & IAH)
Ramada Houston Intercontinental East
6115 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 7733
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1pm
transportation available from IAH
2339A (CRJ-DFW, DTW & ATL)
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1255 Walker Ave. East Point, GA 30344
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2pm
transportation available from ATL