The 2nd issue of Inflight management’s “Contract Implementation Newsletter” sent on April 3rd explained how they would calculate the Quarterly Productivity Premium (QPP). As most of you know by now, the new contract created QPP. QPP should be paid to any flight attendant whose Worked TFP (exclusive of Sick Leave and Vacation/Longevity PTO) exceeds the TFP equivalent of her/his combined monthly PBS bid awards over a calendar quarter. QPP from the first quarter is scheduled to be paid on May 5th.
Up until publicly communicating their intent in the newsletter, management has privately contemplated several ways of calculating eligibility for QPP. As of this writing AFA believes the dispute centers on how to handle flight attendants on leave who received an award of zero (0) TFP for any month in the quarter. We anticipate the number of flight attendants who are affected by this dispute is relatively small but of course it is very impactful for those flight attendants. AFA has been theorizing on potential grievances but at this point we will wait until May 5th to see how the QPP is actually paid.
The Master Executive Council (MEC) fully anticipates that we will file a grievance at that time based on the actual circumstances of the QPP payment. Thank you for your patience and we will keep you informed of any developments.
Your MEC—Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow and Stephen Couckuyt; MEC Grievance chairperson Jennifer Wise MacColl; and AFA Senior Staff Attorney Kimberley Chaput