This message is for pre-merger Alaska Flight Attendants
The MEC Grievance Committee Payroll Representative is responsible for working with management to resolve Flight Attendant payroll discrepancies. The Representative works closely with the MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson, Scheduling Committee, and Reserve Committee to gather Flight Attendant payroll concerns and represents the position of the MEC in interactions with management.
Additional Information from the MEC Policy Manual
The following language is contained in Article VII.F.3 (Grievance Committee, Payroll Subcommittee) of the AFA Policy & Procedure Manual
(i) The Payroll Subcommittee will work with the company and the Inflight Payroll Department to resolve Flight Attendant pay concerns with management.
(ii) The Subcommittee will represent and advocate for the MEC position in matters pertaining to Flight Attendant pay
(i) The Payroll Subcommittee shall consist of the MEC Grievance Committee Payroll Representative
(ii) The Subcommittee shall:
(A) Review activity claim forms and other Flight Attendant pay claims as needed.
(B) When pay is correct, provide Flight Attendants with an explanation and applicable contractual citations explaining how the pay is correct.
(C) Meet with management on a regular basis to discuss, review, and resolve Flight Attendant pay discrepancies.
(D) Attend and participate in the Scheduling Review Board.
(E) Meet regularly, but no less than weekly, with the MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson to discuss the needs, interests, and challenges of the subcommittee.
(F) Meet regularly, but no less than bi-weekly, with the MEC Scheduling Committee Chairperson and MEC Reserve Committee Chairperson to review and provide updates on work of interest to the committee(s) and subcommittee.
- Robust working knowledge of scheduling, reserve, hours of service, and compensation provisions of the Flight Attendant collective bargaining agreement.
- Ability to maintain office hours in Seattle during the business week and attend meetings as required.
- Strong computer skills. Excellent working knowledge of Jeppesen Crew Access (JCA), Google email, osTicket, and Microsoft Office.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write communications, respond professionally to internal and external e-mail, track issues, prepare reports, and plan meeting agendas and take minutes.
- Ability to meet deadlines and follow up on assigned tasks.
- Provide assistance and guidance to Local Benefits, Grievance, Scheduling, and Reserve Committees in handling Flight Attendant pay concerns and issues. Assist in resolution of issues as needed.
- Attend meetings with management and represent the AFA position on Flight Attendant pay-related matters.
- Participate in the Scheduling Review Board process. Participate in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) meetings when requested.
- Schedule, plan, and conduct monthly meetings of the committee and other meetings and conference calls as needed.
- Coordinate with the MEC Scheduling and Reserve Committee Chairpersons to address and resolve open issues.
- Correspond with the Local Benefits, Grievance, Scheduling, and Reserve Committee Chairpersons and MEC regularly to provide status updates. Prepare and send a monthly activity report to the MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson for inclusion in the monthly committee report to the MEC.
Time Commitment and Flight Pay Loss Reimbursement
- This position will receive 75 TFP of Flight Pay Loss (FPL) per month in accordance with a letter of agreement with the company, paid with a 5% override at “A” pay.
- Time commitment is approximately three days per week in Seattle with additional work completed remotely or in the office as necessary. No relocation or accommodation expense is provided for this position.
- The MEC Grievance Committee Payroll Representative does not bid a line.
With The MEC Grievance Committee
This position works directly on a day-to-day basis with the MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson and Representative. Frequent interaction with Local Grievance Committee Members.
With Other MEC Committee
Constant interaction with the MEC Committee Chairperson and Local Committee Chairpersons of the Benefits, Scheduling, and Reserve Committees. Frequent interaction with Local Committee Members of each committee.
With The Master Executive Council
This position reports to the Master Executive Council through the MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson. The MEC executive sponsor for the committee is the MEC President.
With Alaska Airlines Management
Constant interaction with inflight management, particularly the Manager of Crew Pay (Debbie Bakke), Supervisor of Crew Pay (Michele Carcalean), Director of Inflight Crew Scheduling (Denia Pisia), Crew Pay Analysts, and Inflight Crew Scheduling Duty Managers.
Expressing Interest and Interview Scheduling
- The MEC will hold interviews during the May MEC meeting on Wednesday, May 16. No trip drops or scheduling adjustments are available to attend the interviews.
- Interviews will be at the AFA Alaska MEC office in Seattle.
- Submit a declaration of interest and resume to MEC Secretary-Treasurer Linda Christou at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 PM Pacific Time on Friday, May 4, 2018. Linda will be able to provide additional information regarding transportation and booking of flights if necessary.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green, Brice McGee and MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson Stephanie Adams