Management granted Grievance No. 36-99-2-4-16: Violation of CBA §11.E.9 Order of Reserve Assignment. AFA filed this grievance earlier this year because Crew Scheduling called a Reserve and didn’t wait 15 minutes for the Reserve to return the call. Crew Scheduling then proceeded to assign the next Reserve on the Low Time First Assigned (LTFA) list to the trip that the first Reserve should have received, but management was disputing whether additional pay was due for the second Reserve.
CBA §11.E.9. [Reserve: Order of Assignment]:
Crew Scheduling will assign Reserves in LTFA order as modified by LTFA preferences or reverse seniority order for Lineholder opt-out; if a Reserve is otherwise assigned out of order for any other reason, s/he will receive one and one-half times (1.5x) the trip rate for all TFP flown or credited, or for APSB of which one-half times (0.5x) will be paid above guarantee.
Since the grievance was granted, Crew Scheduling is required to wait a full 15 minutes for a Reserve to call back for an assignment. If Crew Scheduling moves to the next Reserve prior to the 15 minutes expiring, and if the first Reserve calls back during that time, then the second Reserve called and assigned is entitled to 1.5x pay for all TFP flown or credited in that pairing; 0.5x pay will be paid above guarantee.
If you think you have been assigned a trip out of order under these circumstances, take screen shots of the LTFA list, then contact your local Reserve Committee chairperson if you have any challenges with receiving the additional contractual compensation.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Satterlee, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Tim Green and Brice McGee; MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson Jennifer Wise MacColl, MEC Grievance Committee Representative Stephanie Adams; and MEC Reserve Committee Chairperson Jarod McNeill