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Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
Andy mentioned in her “guest star video” that supervisors are needed to work flights in the rare instance that there is a flight attendant shortage. I was wondering–is there any language about how supervisors get their trips and in what order compared to other flight attendants? several years ago a supervisor worked on our flight to PVR in December–the non stop. she was bragging how scheduling told her all the trips they had and let her take her pick. n my opinion she should have been placed in the reserve pool along with everyone else. if supervisors really want to understand our job they should fly the milk run, all nighters and every other crummy trip we all worked often at the beginning of our careers when we were paying our dues. Bottom line-is there any language protecting line flight attendants from losing primo trips in open time when there is a flight attendant shortage, or will supervisors get their pick of the better trips first? I originally voted yes, but after watching Andy’s video and thinking about the bragging supervisor several Decembers ago, I may change my vote. At the very least there needs to be some tighter language in this area.
Jeffrey Peterson (MEC President) says
There is no specific language discussing the supervisor’s choice of trips. However the supervisor may fly only in order to prevent a cancellation, which is a slightly different application than when the MEC has occasionally provided waivers to 3.D. We will also have an AFA Scheduling chairperson in place to advocate for our concerns in this area. The intent of the cancellation language is not for the supervisor to have a vacation or to be able to pick a sweet trip.
Eileen Vigiletti says
Where am I able to see a post about the concessions in TA2? Plain and simple and obvious. Let FAs know exactly what’s at stake. Thank you.
Jake Jones (SEA LEC Vice President/Negotiating Committee Member) says
The NC has a comparison chart for you to see the changes from the current agreement to TA2. Each Flight Attendant will need to read the TA, the summary and the comparison chart to make an informed decision. If you have a specific question regarding a provision the NC would be happy to add to the blog or email clarification. Thank you for posting on our blog.