January 2015 uniform credit applied under the 2013 Uniform Changeover LOA
There has been some confusion in regards to the January 2015 uniform credit. The uniform credit was applied under the 2013 Uniform Changeover Letter of Agreement (LOA), which is still in effect and supersedes some of the new contract provisions for now. As a reminder, AFA entered into that agreement in late 2013 in order to transition Flight Attendants out of the TwinHill uniform and into the Land’s End Business Outfitters (LEBO) interim uniform in early 2014.
Flight Attendants will receive uniform credit under the new contract rules after this coming July. The next scheduled credit is slated for $700 on January 1, 2017, and will last for two years. If the aggregate uniform costs increase, the uniform credit will be increased proportionately. If we transition to a new uniform before January 2017, the Company will bear the cost of the replacing the uniform. Additionally, the uniform allotment will be reset to $350 and increased proportionately if the aggregate uniform costs increase.
Relevant language from the Uniform Changeover LOA
Flight Attendants who meet the requirements of [Contract 2010] Section 13.D.1.g [the 480 TFP requirement from 2014] will receive an additional $300 uniform allotment (plus applicable sales tax) on January 1, 2015, in addition to a credit for two (2) shipments at a flax rate of $14.50 (inclusive of shipping tax) per shipment for a total of $29.
Flight Attendants will be allowed free returns associated with each shipment.
If the interim uniform has not been replaced by July 1, 2015, an additional $300 uniform allotment will be given to all Flight Attendants who meet the requirements of [Contract 2010] Section 13.D.1.g [the 480 TFP requirement from 2014]. The Company will bear the burden of shipping, shipping tax, and applicable sales tax for any orders submitted on or after this date.
In the unlikely event that the interim uniform has not been replaced by January 1, 2016, Flight Attendants will begin receiving a uniform allotment consistent with Section 13.D.
It is understood the contractual citations stated in this agreement refer to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement or the applicable citation in a successor agreement.
2014 uniform rollover credits not displaying in allocation lookup
Uniform rollover credits from 2014 are not currently displaying in the uniform allocation lookup (Inflight webpage –> Links –> Uniforms-Land’s End –> Shop Women’s/Shop Men’s –> Allocation Look Up). The look-up function is only displaying the January 2015 credit. If you complete an order, then the correct total credit inclusive of 2014 and January 2015 is displaying on the back end when the order integrates. LEBO is aware of the issue and is working on a fix as soon as possible.
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Your MEC—Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Becky Strachan, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow and Stephen Couckuyt; and MEC Uniform Chairperson Bob Moore