Q: If this TA is voted in, would our “me too” clause with the pilots be null and void because we froze our rates? Meaning we somehow are not attached to the “me too” clause because we froze rates and the pilots rates are not frozen?
A: No. The “me-too” with the pilots’ CBA is for the actual provisions of the medical insurance (e.g. deductible amounts, out-of-pocket maximums, prescription drug co-pays, service allowances, etc.). The contractual language in §23.A [Insurance Benefits: FA Insurance Plans] clearly indicates that the Flight Attendant insurance plan must be comparable to the pilots’ plan for everything except the premiums (i.e. the rates). If the Merger TA is ratified, the “me too” clause would continue in full force and effect for everything except the rates.