November Base Update
Reminder: Local Council Meeting
When: November 12, 2018 1-4pm
Where: Earhart Room – Lower Level, SEATAC Office Towers (same building as 13 Coins), 18000 International Blvd – Across from SEATAC. Free parking in front of building as well as behind. If you park in the rear, please make sure to bring your ticket with you for validation.
Agenda: Officers and Committee Chairs will be present to update on recent activities, and to answer questions.
Cornerstone continues to be problematic. We’ve been assure that early this week the latest ‘glitch’ will which resulted in previously completed CBT for Q4 being deleted should be resolved early next week. Training states that reports from Cornerstone can be used to retrieve the date. We believe the deadline for completion may be extended.
We are supposed to be issued new IMDs in early 2019. Meanwhile, those we have are wearing out. In some cases, new SIM cards are issued through Spot On, but that doesn’t always solve the problem. Some Flight Attendants have been told that no new IMDs are available. Some have been sent replacement IMDs that don’t work any better than the ones they had. This is unacceptable. We will soon be issued new BOB scanners. They have been tested, and are now being distributed to Airbus Flight Attendants to use with their new IMDs.
Recent Committee Activity:
Government Affairs: Committee members have held base sits for voter registration, and have been active with the ‘Get Out and Vote’ Campaign. Bev Bullock and Terry Taylor attended a luncheon to thank Representative Rick Larson for advocating during FAA Reauthorization Bill debates, for unreducible 10 hour Flight Attendant Crew Rest. Airlines have up to 6 months to enact the new regulation.
Benefits: The Benefits Committee members have been busy as well. Kathy O’Malley will be conducting Base Sits during the last two weeks of the Annual Benefits Enrollment, to assist with questions and provide information. Feel free to call if you can’t come into the base during one of these available Base Sits.
Scheduling: Members of the Scheduling, Reserve and PBS Committees, including Steve Poynter, Jarod McNeill, Conner Gallagher, and Adam Clarey are conducting Base Sits in Councils #18 & #35. In January, Airbus Flight Attendants will be bidding for February schedules using our PBS system. This will be their first time using NavBlue. The Committee has put together training materials and will offer assistance. In Seattle, Base Sits/Trainings for the ‘new’ PBS system will be scheduled after the first of the year. The ‘old’ system will still be available for the time being, but will be eliminated in 2019, tentatively in May.
Air Safety and Health: The semi-annual Seattle Base Safety Meeting was held October 18. The meeting was well attended. Minutes are available on the Council #19 webpage.
EAP/Professional Standards: Committee members will be attending CIRP training this month.
Grievance: New committee members attended training in October. Kiara Jenkins, MEC Scheduling Committee Payroll and Council #19 Reserve Chair Julie Pinson attended.
ISSC: Committee members have conducted base sits in Seattle, for the new service roll out. They are also assisting with Base Sits for the Airbus Flight Attendants during their conversion to our service model.
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Terry, Jake, Adam, Melinda and Megan