[Note: This membership release is being re-issued in order to clarify the pay component of the Jeppesen Crew Access (JCA) Reserve. You only receive triple pay if used; if you are not called, there is no pay. However, there is also no obligation to answer the phone if you are on the JCA Reserve list and you are called for an assignment. AFA apologizes for any confusion.]
The Master Executive Council (MEC) and Alaska Airlines management reached an acceptable settlement agreement with regard to Grievance No. 36-99-2-24-16 Suspension of Flight Attendant Trades and Denial of Related Contractual Provisions.
The parties have agreed to the following provisions in recognition of the challenges associated with having trip trading suspended for a prolonged period of time due to the Jeppesen Crew Access (JCA) cutover and the impact to a Flight Attendant’s quality of life:
All Flight Attendants will receive a two (2) point credit to their Attendance Points balance.
These credits will be added to Flight Attendants’ Attendance Point balances effective January 31, 2017, for use on January 31, 2017. However the parties recognize there may an administrative lag in the points being reflected on a Flight Attendant’s Attendance Point balance. The two (2) point credit will be applied before any discipline is administered on or after January 31, 2017. Updated Attendance Point balances will be reflected as soon as administratively possible, but no later than March 1, 2017.
Attendance Point balance of 2 points is reduced to 0
Attendance Point balance of 1 point is reduced to 0 with 1 bank point added
Attendance Point balance of 0 with 6 bank points will increase to 8 bank points
The parties also agreed to the following provisions to resolve attendance-related concerns during the JCA cutover:
Management drops will be granted without points for verified events if either of the following are true:
The event is found to be an unavoidable emergency.
The Flight Attendant made a reasonable attempt to trade away trip off of her/his line in advance if the event was anticipated.
Points Review Process
AFA and Management will review each situation on a case by case basis where points were assessed for a Management Drop between January 31 and February 3, 2017, and determine if the event(s) leading to the Management Drop met the parameters above.
Finally, the MEC and management agreed to the following provisions to improve operational reliability during the upcoming Jeppesen Crew Access (JCA) cutover:
What: JCA Reserve
JCA Reserves will be compensated at:
A minimum of 8 TFP per day if used, or actual flying, whichever is greater, paid at 3X the trip rate.
A minimum of 8 TFP per day reserve premium if used, or actual flying, whichever is greater.
Timeframe: During the period from January 31, 2017, through February 3, 2017, Flight Attendants will have the ability to put themselves on JCA reserve.
Process to sign up:
Flight Attendants may sign up by sending an Outlook email to CrewSked.ReserveDesk@alaskaair.com no later than 11:59 PM PST on January 29th. This email address will be functional by 2 PM PST Thursday, January 26th.
The email must include the following:
The date(s) the Flight Attendant would like to be on JCA reserve. The date(s) may be from January 31, 2017 through February 3, 2017. For each of the day(s) the JCA Reserve will be on call from midnight to midnight (domicile time).
Co-terminal preference(s) (LAX only)
Preferences will be limited to:
No “A” position
No Long Stage Length Duty Period (“4K”) sequences
Flight Attendants may remove themselves from the list up until assignment.
Process to award trips by Crew Scheduling:
Crew Scheduling will award in seniority order among the JCA Reserves. JCA Reserves may be utilized before or after AM, PM, ER Reserves at Crew Scheduling’s discretion.
Crew Scheduling can start contacting JCA Reserves at 8PM PST the day prior to the JCA Reserve going on call.
JCA Reserve will not receive a No Show if she/he does not answer.
If the JCA Reserve does not answer during the on-call period, she/he will be removed from the list and an email sent stating the removal from the list. No attendance points will be assessed.
The JCA Reserve may call back to be returned to the list.
As a result of reaching the preceding agreements, AFA has agreed to withdraw Grievance No. 36-99-2-24-16 Suspension of Flight Attendant Trades and Denial of Related Contractual Provisions.
AFA will continue to monitor the cutover to JCA, and your respective Local Executive Council (LEC) president will send out base-specific information to help address concerns during implementation of JCA.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Tim Green, Brice McGee; MEC Grievance Committee Chairperson Stephanie Adams and MEC Scheduling Committee Chairperson Jake Jones