Q: The specific language “Pre-Merger Legacy AS FA” and “Pre-Merger Legacy VX FA” concerns me because it leads me to believe there could be room for yet another pay scale for those hired “post merger,” which we all know will create a divide in our group for the next negotiations.
A: The terms pre-merger/Legacy AS FA and pre-merger/Legacy VX FA are used throughout the Merger TA in order to provide clarity with respect to which Flight Attendant group (Airbus vs. Boeing) is being being referenced. “pmAS”/”L-AS” and “pmVX”/”L-VX” are simply ‘shorthand’ references to the respective Flight Attendant groups. Any Flight Attendant hired prior to, during or after ratification would be covered under all the provisions of the JCBA–including compensation. There is no possibility for a separate post-merger pay scale.