Message from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
representing Flight Attendants in the 2339 Local Lodges
Friday, July 29, 2011
On July 12, 2011, CWA-AFA petitioned
the National Mediation Board (NMB) to rule that
Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet are now a
single carrier for Flight Attendant
This is the first step in holding
The National Mediation Board
is now responsible for deciding whether the
criteria are met to rule single carrier status.
If so, the NMB will decide when an
election will be held, and how long flight
attendants will be given to vote.
The NMB prepares and mails out all voting
information to eligible voters using the
company’s mailing list, so please check that
your mailing address with the company is
You can do this by logging into
ourasa.com, and selecting
“My Items”, then “My Records”.
We will update you as the
process moves forward.
Our assigned mediator, Walter Darr,
advised that, due to a scheduling conflict, he
is unable to meet with us as originally planned.
Our rescheduled meetings will be held in
Houston, Texas on August 26 and 27.
The entire Negotiations Team will be
We will update the membership at the
close of this mediation session.
are pleased to advise the membership of the
following et al grievance settlements.
Displaced Flight Attendants – Recall Rights
Displaced flight attendants ,
including flight attendants displaced due to a
Base Closure, will have priority recall rights
to the base from which they have been furloughed
or displaced for two (2) years, regardless of
Unless such flight attendants notify the
Company of their desire to waive recall to their
prior base by the deadline set forth in Section
11.B.3, they will be required to return to their
former base when recalled.
All other terms in the
Collective Bargaining Agreement apply.
This means that
a displaced flight attendant who wishes to
exercise her/his priority recall right to return
to her/his former base must have a transfer on
Requirements - Renewals& Replacements
All flight attendants are
required to maintain a valid passport.
It is the flight attendant’s
responsibility to monitor the expiration date of
her/his passport and to obtain a replacement
prior to the expiration date, or when an updated
passport is required due to a name change, etc.
Flight attendants may renew
their passports in person, by appointment, at a
Regional Passport Agency, or by mail.
Flight attendants who renew their
passports by mail must:
Apply for renewal
no later than 30 days prior to the expiration
supervisor that her/his passport has been
submitted for renewal and, if requested, provide
a copy of the mailing receipt to document that
the passport has been sent for replacement or
Scheduling that their passport is being renewed
and that they cannot be assigned to
Crew scheduling will document the flight
attendant’s record accordingly.
Not bid for a
line with international trips while she/he is
not in possession of a valid passport.
Upon receipt of the new
passport, the flight attendant must:
supervisor and provide a photocopy of the new
Scheduling that the new passport has been
Submit the new
passport information to Training Records by
completing the “Passport Form”.
From the XJT Inflight website, click on
“Online Forms” and then click on “Passport Form”
for passport updates.
Compete all required fields and click
Active flight attendants will
be reimbursed for passport renewal and the
government levied expedited processing fees for
passport renewals only.
Lost/Stolen or Missing Passports:
also be replaced in person or by mail.
Flight attendants are required to notify
the company, the Department of State, and the
TSA as outlined in the Inflight Manual, Ch. 9,
“Lost/Stolen or Missing Passports”.
Important up to date
information on passport renewal and replacement
may be found on the Department of State’s
Failure to comply with the
above policy may result in progressive
discipline as outlined in the Inflight Manual,
United Airlines has agreed to allow flight
attendants to use the rear jumpseat on aircraft
in the United Express system, they have been
very slow in implementing the programming to
list for the jumpseat.
United will not allow flight attendants
to use paper passes, as they do in the
Continental Express system and we are,
unfortunately, forced to wait until the
programming is completed.
Be assured your union is still pushing
for resolution to this issue.
Once again, we are reminding you that
mistakes are being made with your pay.
Please check your pay registers and pay
claim any discrepancies immediately.
See your grievance reps if you need
assistance with payroll or filing a grievance on
continue to receive complaints regarding F&H
Solutions handling of FMLA applications and
If you encounter problems while filing
FMLA, please do not give up – see a rep. for
We would like to encourage all members to attend
your Local Lodge business meeting.
Each Local Lodge must have a quorum to conduct
business. The following is a schedule for
Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at
the Marriott Newark Airport Hotel
Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at
the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at
669 North Rocky River Drive
Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at
15710 JFK Blvd, Houston