AFA and Alaska Airlines management have resolved the last major issues holding up the publication of the contract
AFA and Alaska Airlines management have tentatively resolved the various disputes regarding the Quarterly Productivity Premium (QPP) and the parties have also clarified the language in Stranded Pay (found in Section 21 Compensation) to include the new Minimum Pay Rules. These were the last major issues holding up finalizing the contract in preparation for publication. The Master Executive Council (MEC) and the Contract Committee met recently to review the pre-indexed version of the contract and we are pleased to report the MEC approved the document for indexing.
Indexing is now underway
Indexing is now underway and should take only two to three weeks. Following indexing there will be a final proofread. Then the contract will be sent to the printer for publication and the electronic version will be made immediately available on the AFA Alaska website as well as on the Inflight Mobile Device. Once printed, copies will be available for pickup in each domicile.
Pending Quarterly Productivity Premium (QPP) settlement
AFA filed a grievance (Grievance No. 36-99-2-26-15) alleging a violation of Section 21.R [Quarterly Productivity Premium] and all related sections of the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it excluded Flight Attendants who did not receive a PBS bid award due to leave status from the QPP. Once the parties have officially signed the settlement agreement that resolves the grievance in the near future, we will communicate the details to you.
The Stranded Pay (Section 21.N [Stranded Pay]) provision of your contract has essentially been completely re-written to clarify the provision and to accommodate the new Minimum Pay Rules (MPRs). AFA will provide you with the details of the improved Stranded Pay language in a separate communication.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow, Stephen Couckuyt; MEC Grievance Chairperson Jennifer Wise MacColl; and AFA Senior Staff Attorney Kimberley Chaput
Your Contract Committee – MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo