Negotiations

Negotiations Committee:

 

Lee Wilkes – MEC President – DCA

Sean Griffin – LEC75 (CLT & DFW) President – CLT

Becky Black – Rep – DAY

Negotiations E-Line Updates:

Contract Section Status

Section 1  Recognition, Scope, Successorship, and Merger  Tentative Agreed 3/28/23
Section 2 Definitions  
Section 3 Compensation  
Section 4 Sick Leave  Non-Economic TA 3/29/23
Section 5 Vacations  
Section 6 Travel Expenses  
Section 7 Hours of Service  
Section 8 Scheduling  
Section 9 Reserve Flight Attendants  
Section 10 Leaves of Absence Opened 3/28/23
Section 11 Uniforms Opened 2/22/23
Section 12 Seniority Opened 3/29/23
Section 13 Probation Opened 2/22/23
Section 14 Union Business Opened 3/28/23
Section 15 Agency Shop and Dues Checkoff Tentative Agreed 3/28/23
Section 16 Grievances  
Section 17 System Board of Adjustment  Opened 3/29/23
Section 18 Training  
Section 19 Furlough, Displacement, and Recall Tentative Agreed 3/30/23
Section 20 Job Vacancy Bid System / Filling of Vacancies Tentative Agreed 2/22/23
Section 21 Opening and Closing of Domiciles Tentative Agreed 2/22/23
Section 22 Moving Expenses  
Section 23 Health and Safety  
Section 24 General  
Section 25 Insurance  
Section 26 Hostage Benefits Tentative Agreed 2/22/23
Section 27 Retirement  
Section 28 No Strike / No Lockout Opened 3/28/23
Section 29 Employee Assistance/Professional Standards/Drug and Alcohol Testing  

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Negotiations Video Updates:

AFA Opening Proposal

PSA-AFA Negotiations

AFA Opening Proposal

February 21, 2023

This Opening Proposal represents a preview of the AFA’s anticipated improvements and other changes to the current CBA. The Opening Proposal is not intended to be a final representation of the AFA’s position on any section.  The Opening Proposal is also not intended to be a formal proposal on any section.  The AFA reserves the right to add to, remove, and modify the Opening Proposal. 

SECTION  3: COMPENSATION

  • Across-the-board increases to rates of pay
  • Increase guarantee
  • Increase pay for minimum day
  • Increase administrative stipends and overrides
  • Increase amounts for extensions and junior assignments
  • Increase deadhead pay
  • Increase hours of flight pay for each day of training
  • Expand holidays and increase holiday pay
  • Add holding/boarding pay 
  • Pay for any drug test and increase amount paid for test
  • Shorten pay discrepancy response time
  • Other related items

SECTION 4: SICK LEAVE

  • Increase accrual rates and cap
  • Add ability to use sick time to care for others
  • Add ability to cash-out of earned but unused sick time upon resignation, retirement or death
  • Other related items

SECTION 5: VACATIONS

  • Increase value of a vacation week
  • Increase vacation time
  • Add PTO time to use outside a block
  • Add trip touching option
  • Add ability to pick up flying during vacation
  • Add ability to cash-out earned but unused vacation time upon retirement or death
  • Other related items

SECTION 6: TRAVEL EXPENSES        

  • Increase per diem
  • Change commuter hotel stipend to be measured in days vs. amount
  • Add ability to earn hotel reward points
  • Add requirement for fridge to be in every room and microwave available
  • Add meal voucher option for airport sits in lieu of day room
  • Provide positive space travel for commuters attending training
  • Add global entry reimbursement
  • Other related items

SECTION 7: HOURS OF SERVICE

  • Lower block and duty time
  • Establish international report time
  • Increase days off
  • Other related items

SECTION 8: SCHEDULING

  • Provide more flexibility in trip construction
  • Lower maximum number of flights flown per day
  • Provide more flexibility in trip dropping, line sharing, and trading
  • Move up bid deadline and open time bidding process earlier in month
  • Add designated meal break time
  • Adjustment to alternative deadhead procedures
  • Other related items

SECTION 9: RESERVE

  • Clarify ability to check in via Crew Mobile
  • Update ready reserve process
  • Other related items

SECTION 10: LEAVES OF ABSENCE  

  • Increase amount and scope of bereavement leave 
  • Eliminate 3-year seniority expiration for workers’ comp
  • Increase personal days
  • Streamline return from leave requalification process
  • Add parental leave
  • Add ability to bridge seniority for a transitional leave of absence
  • Other related items

SECTION 11: UNIFORMS

  • Improve uniform program
  • Add maternity uniform
  • Other related items

SECTION 14: UNION BUSINESS

  • Update provisions
  • Other related items

SECTION 15: AGENCY SHOP AND DUES CHECK OFF                        

  • Update provisions
  • Other related items

SECTION 18: TRAINING                               

  • Make no training days consistent
  • Provide hotel rooms at base for Company training
  • Allow bidding for recurrent training
  • Provide direct space positive travel for commuters
  • Other related items

SECTION 22: MOVING EXPENSES

  • Increase amounts
  • Other related items

SECTION 23: HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Improve pay protection coverage
  • Add ability to use sick bank to pay protect on fatigue call
  • Other related items

SECTION 24: GENERAL  

  • Provide parking pass or metro stipend for commuter location
  • Other related items

SECTION 25: INSURANCE

  • Improve life insurance amounts
  • Preserve cost-sharing
  • Other related items

SECTION 27: RETIREMENT

  • Improve Company’s 401(k) match
  • Other related items

SECTION 28: NO STRIKE/NO LOCKOUT

  • Update language
  • Other related items

SECTION 29: EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE/PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

  • Implement 2nd chance program
  • Other related items

Past Contract Successes

From the 2012 Contract:

  • Random Drug and Alcohol Testing of $10 when at the end of a trip.
  • Value of vacation week increased from 18 to 21 hours.
  • Creation of the Long and Short Call Reserve System
  • The ability to trade down to 60 hours – Has been further improved with the current contract.
  • Improved EAP & Professional Standards Language

Did you know our current contract...

  • Will reimburse for uniform dry cleaning expenses. Just submit the expense in Workday.
    Section 11.D: 
    “A Flight Attendant who has completed twelve (12) months of service with the Company will be credited with five hundred dollars ($500.00) every twelve (12) months as a replacement and cleaning allowance. A Flight Attendant’s uniform account may not exceed eight hundred dollars ($800.00).”