ExpressJet Weekly Update December 21, 2015

Negotiations

contract_negotiationsThis 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.

 

 MyMessages

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.

 

 CRJ

submitted by Marche Johnson-Cooper

PBS Update

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.

 

Schedule Change
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.

 

Uniform Bank
Don’t forget to use your 2015 uniform bank money by December 31, 2015.

 

Grievance Update
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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.

 

 

ERJ

submitted by Sara Gonzales

 

uniform bank2016 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.

 

Grievance Mediation

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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 grievancecurrent pending Step 2 grievances is as follows:

IAH-2

EWR-2

CLE-2

ORD-5

Currently, we are coordinating a date in January with the Company to hear the outstanding Step 2 grievances.

 

 

Upcoming Local Lodge Meetings

2339N (EWR)

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

 

 

 

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Updated: December 22, 2015 — 5:34 am
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