This message is for pre-merger Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants
AFA is pleased to announce the remedy for Grievance #36-99-2-4-17 Open Time Trips Withheld from Open Time and Premium Pay Removed. On July 5, 2017, AFA and Alaska Airlines management mediated the remedy with Arbitrator Horowitz.
AFA waited for months while management researched which premium trips were removed from Open Time on the four days in question. Once management provided the correct data, the parties agreed to exclude any trips that were picked up and paid at premium as well as any trips that were flown by Reserves. (See grievance and mediated remedy below after the signature block.) The parties determined the aggregate TFP value of all the remaining trips and converted the Company’s premium pay liability on those trips to the straight time TFP equivalent.
The aforementioned calculations resulted in 21,150.64 TFP, which AFA asked management to divide among all Flight Attendants on payroll as of the last blanket withholding date of April 21, 2017.
This equates to a minimum 5.2 TFP payout per Flight Attendant.
There was a small TFP remainder that will be distributed in occupational seniority order in increments of 0.1 TFP until it is gone. Therefore, Flight Attendants at the top of the seniority list until about the 28-year mark will receive 5.3 TFP.
This compensatory settlement will be on the upcoming paycheck dated January 19, 2018.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green, Brice McGee; MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson Stephanie Adams, MEC Grievance Committee Member Christina Frees, MEC Scheduling Committee Chairperson Jake Jones and AFA Senior Staff Attorney Kimberley Chaput