The Master Executive Council (MEC) has approved a dynamic contractual waiver due to the earthquakes in Anchorage, AK today. The contractual duty day and rest requirements are waived ‘down’ to Federal Air Regulations (FARs) for the narrow purposes of facilitating avoiding ANC layovers and to keep the ANC operation running through 5pm AST tomorrow: December 1, 2018. This is in response to the fact that infrastructure has been damaged in the area. Unfortunately, the existing contractual provisions in Section 8.S [Natural Disasters…] do not sufficiently work because of the unique circumstances of the situation, which why we are choosing to go this route.
AFA and management agree to liberally work out appropriate pay for non-contractual duty days and rest periods experienced by Flight Attendants once the operation has returned to normal.
The MEC sincerely thanks everyone in advance for any long duty days or short layovers because of this natural disaster. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all Flight Attendants, their families and friends who live in and around the greater Anchorage area.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green and Brice McGee