Volunteers needed for Safety Committee

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

 Volunteers needed for Safety Committee

 

As indicated last week, we will be soliciting for volunteers to fill committee rep positions in all categories, and that will be coming by the end of the week in an eline. However, we became aware today that there will be in upcoming training in October for the ASHSC (Air, Health, and Security Committee), also just known for short as the Safety Committee.

The deadline for us to enroll our selected representatives is July 30, so it is important we solicit this position immediately. All interested candidates need to reply no later than July 27th. This training is only offered one time per year.

Purpose and Scope: This committee shall work with management on matters pertaining to cabin and flight attendant safety and health.

Duties and Responsibilities: Act in an advisory role to the LEC officers on safety matters. Study local air safety and health problems and prepare recommendations to the MEC officers for consideration. Review material, handle correspondence, and keep the local members informed of current safety developments.

Volunteers will need to be in good standing with the Union, and should be in good standing with the Company.

Please reply by email to:

Lwilkes@afapsa.org with “Safety Position” in the subject line.

Please enclose the following information:

  • Name
  • Time employed by PSA or other airlines
  • Domicile/Base
  • Contact information- Personal email and phone number
  • Why you would be interested in this volunteer position
  • Any relevant experience

We would like to have a minimum of 5 volunteers for this committee. If you have interest in this Committee but may be hesitant, please be assured that you will have training provided.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Grievance Rep Volunteers Needed

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Grievance Rep Volunteers Needed

We postponed the grievance training until possibly September in hopes we can have more volunteers apply. Attached is the previous information we posted about the position.

We have openings for Grievance reps in all bases.

Duties and Requirements:

As a grievance rep, you will need to have thorough knowledge of the collective bargaining agreement, and must uphold the highest standard of confidentiality. The duties of the grievance rep include representing flight attendants in investigatory meetings, collecting information to file or determine if a grievance is warranted, and investigating information for flight attendants during the investigatory meetings.

Interested candidates should email their resumes to:

Lwilkes@afapsa.org

Check flight attendants can not apply, but thank you for your interest!

Candidates must also be in good standing with the Union and the Company. Minimum of one year with the Company is preferred.

After the application process, you will need to complete an online course. After passing the online course, a training with our AFA staff attorney will take place.

We need at least one rep for all bases, especially bases outside of CLT.

Being a grievance rep does hold a lot of responsibility, but it is very rewarding to represent your co-workers! We hope we have a great turnout for applicants.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Seeking Committee reps for All Positions – AFA Needs your Help!!!

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Seeking Committee reps for All Positions – AFA Needs your Help!!!

 

Included in this communication is the remainder of the committees we are seeking volunteers to fill. If any of the positions interest you, we encourage you to volunteer. You will be trained for your position and will also learn from experience. If interested in volunteering for any these committees, please email Lwilkes@afapsa.org with the following information:

  • Name
  • Position volunteering for
  • Time with PSA or other airlines
  • Contact information including personal email and phone number
  • Domicile/Base
  • Why you are interested in the committee
  • Any relevant experience.

Volunteers should be in good standing with the Union and also with the Company .

The Committees are:

Grievance and Air, Health and Safety: These two committees information were sent in separate communications.

BENEFITS:  This committee encompasses FMLA, Insurance, workers comp, and Medical.  As a member of this committee you will assist flight attendants with problems related to the programs.  If you are knowledgeable in one area, but not another, please still apply.  We can put you on the one area you have the expertise in.

HOTEL COMMITTEE:  This committee investigates flight attendant complaints about hotel facilities, and also periodically checks these facilities for any decline in quality.

SCHEDULING COMMITTEE:  Provides input to and coordinates with the company scheduling department in reviewing the flight attendant schedule and contract legalities.

RESERVE COMMITTEE:  Serves as a liaison to all reserve flight attendants, representing their particular concerns and issues.  Will also help reserve flight attendants understand the reserve system.

COMMUNICATIONS:  Help write, edit, and produce our local communications.  Will also help assist in maintaining and updating the AFA website.

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS:  Work on the State level to establish working relationships with senators and representatives to further the legislative interests of the flight attendants.  Educate the flight attendants on the importance of legislative action.

AFA-CWA MOBILIZER:  Will work closely with the MEC officers and negotiating committee to inform membership of what is happening with contract negotiations.  Provide effective communications between the MEC and the membership.  Information is distributed while working flights, in crew lounges, and on layovers.

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Update from the Company 062018

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Update from the Company

 

  • Communication
    • If not time critical – Email the Inflight Supervisors or Chief Pilots
    • If time critical – Call using the Inflight Supervisor or Chief Pilot On Call.
  • Notifications – FLICA is now operational. If you have reviewed changes to your schedules please email the Inflight Supervisors and the Chief Pilots with the following information. We will log the notification in Crew Trac and this will save you time on hold with Crew Scheduling.
    • Name
    • PSA employee number
    • Assignment you are acknowledging, i.e LCR, SCR, or report time
    • Any other relevant information
  • Open segments – we still need to move some aircraft into position for tomorrow. If you are available TODAY, please complete the following form. Scheduling will build the assignments and then you can follow the notification procedure above.
    • If you complete the field ‘Destination After Completion of Duties’ we will provide a DH to return you home or to move you into position for your next assignment.
  • Hotels – if you do not have a hotel listed in your CrewConnex for today then email a request to the Inflight Supervisors and Chief Pilots
  • DH PNR’s – report early to the gate for deadheads. If there is no PNR and there is time available (greater than one hour) email the Inflight Supervisors or Chief Pilots. If the flight is scheduled to depart within an hour then please call Inflight or the Chiefs.
  • Critical Coverage – Critical Coverage has been declared in all bases and all seats for Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21 . This is for both Pilots and Flight Attendants.
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Notification Process

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Notification Process

 

  • Notifications– FLICA is now operational. If you have reviewed changes to your schedules please email the Inflight Supervisors and the Chief Pilots with the following information. We will log the notification in Crew Trac and this will save you time on hold with Crew Scheduling.
    • Name
    • PSA employee number
    • Assignment you are acknowledging, i.e LCR, SCR, or report time
    • Any other relevant information

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGmsTXnXzx2mLc51HR9QoqPlZSX-gevu2pMSwTcF2IgYAu3w/viewform

 

    • If you complete the field ‘Destination After Completion of Duties’ we will provide a DH to return you home or to move you into position for your next assignment.
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This Morning’s update from the Company – June 19th

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
This Mornings Update from the Company:

Last nights IT transfer went well. They cannot overload the system, therefore they will begin with about 25 percent operations for the day.

Inflight Supervisors and Chief Pilots will be contacting crews with their updated or modified schedules and PNRs for deadheads. Do not call scheduling as you will not get through. If you are with a full complement crew, your captain may notify the whole crew of your schedule.

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IROPS Hotel Information

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As flights begin to cancel this evening, you most likely will not be able to get through to scheduling. If you need a hotel, please follow this protocol communicated to AFA from the company.

For hotels: Flight Attendants should call either the CLT office at (704) 359-3247 or the Duty Manager at (937)732-4102. They should keep calling until they get a person. Don’t leave messages as they may be overlooked. Supervisors will put the requests in for a hotel. Flight Attendants should call the hotel to confirm a reservation is booked before heading to hotel. Travelliance is backed up, so it may take 30 + minutes to confirm the reservation.

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Update on Pay Concerns

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We’ve been communicating with the company about pay.  You will get critical and cancellation both.

Excerpt from email they sent AFA:

If they have cancellation credit on the dates that are critical, the cancellation credit will be given the 150% bump & will be found in the Hldy/CCP column

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Continued IROPS June 18

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Continued IROPS

With AFA’s request, the Company has agreed to extend our bid period to allow everyone extended time to bid for July Schedules. They bid period will now close tomorrow, June 19th at 8 am.
If you are able to commute to CLT, the Company will be reimbursing for hotels. Retain your receipts and submit with a Business Expense report to your base coordinator or email to your supervisor.
Critical Coverage Pay has been extended through Wednesday, June 20th,applicable to all bases.
PHL and DCA are planned to run as normal.
Rumors were circulating that the June 20th pay would be effected. The Company confirmed pay will not be effected. Pay reports were pulled and sent to the SSO, who operates on a different system, prior to the IT failure. Crew pay will be working to get the pay summaries loaded as quickly as possible.
You have all displayed the utmost patience during this difficult period and we commend you for doing so.  This certainly hasn’t been an easy last few days. AFA is here to assist in any way that we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to your reps at any time.
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