Q: If you are out on a medical leave of absence, do you still accrual 1.333 towards vacation and 480?
A: Yes, if you are on an unpaid leave you still accrue 1.333 per day towards all 480 provisions. This is covered under Section 15.N [Unpaid Leaves…] of the JCBA (no change to this provision):
Any bid month a Flight Attendant is on an unpaid personal, military, extended, medical, maternity or parental leave, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, STD or LTD, or on a furlough (including voluntary furlough) and is not coordinating sick leave (or vacation with STD, LTD or Workers’ Compensation), the Flight Attendant will receive an unpaid credit of one and one-third (1.333) TFP for each day for which s/he is on such leave of absence or furlough for the purposes of applicable provisions in Sections 13 [Uniforms], 14 [Vacations], 23 [Insurance Benefits] and 32 [Attendance Policy].
For Flight Attendants who coordinate sick leave/vacation in order to maintain healthcare insurance at the active employee rates while on their leave, there is a lookback application for determining their 480 threshold. See Section 15.M.4 [Leaves with Coordination…] of the JCBA (no change to this provision).