Grievance Committee

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Enforce the contract
    • Represent all Flight Attendants when unjust discipline is issued
    • Collect evidence and establish that the alleged violation has occurred. Solicit documentation as needed.
    • Clearly and persuasively explain the union’s position concerning a grievance
    • Frankly explain to a grievant when there is little or no chance of winning a grievance
    • Ensure that time limits are met for filing
    • File grievances
    • Handle initial grievance hearings; report the results to the LEC Officers and the grievant
    • Keep complete files on assigned cases
    • Assist union attorneys in preparing grievances for System Board
    • Keep the grievant informed about the processing of his/her grievance
    • Review material, handle correspondence, and keep the LEC Officers well informed of current grievance developments
    • Communicate regularly with the membership about decisions on local grievances—promote wins and explain ramifications of a loss
    • Write grievance articles for local membership communications upon request by the LEC Officers