The Negotiating Committee has had a little extra time after we released the TA2 Summary last Saturday, which has provided us the ability to answer questions on social media this week. During this time we have also been making posts on the Negotiations Blog as we have seen questions arise. We have enjoyed the opportunity to interact with you and answer your many questions about the proposed changes of TA2.
This coming Sunday, November 16th, the Negotiating Committee will be headed back to Seattle for the entire week. More long hours are in store for us as we prepare for the upcoming Roadshows. At the request of the Membership we will also be doing videos that will be posted as an additional reference. Those who are unable to attend a Roadshow should find them very useful.
Due to the amount of preparation required, we need to wisely use the minimal time we have left to ensure we are thoroughly prepared for the Roadshows. We want to remain available to answer TA-related questions and in order for us to do that efficiently we need to pull our resources into one location. We are asking all Flight Attendants to join us on the Negotiations blog at http://afaalaska.org/negotiations/blog to ask questions and comment in real-time on the information we are publishing. This will help you better understand the provisions of TA2. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Negotiations Feedback Form.
We will continue to monitor social media and will be directing you to the Negotiations blog to find the answers to your questions. Please know this is our way of using our time to the benefit of the entire Membership because every Flight Attendant has access to the Negotiations website and blog.
We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with accurate information so you can make an informed decision for your future!
Your Negotiating Committee—MEC President Jeffrey Peterson, Kristy Stratton, Lisa Pinkston, Jake Jones, Christina Frees and AFA Senior Staff Negotiator Paula Mastrangelo
Monica O'Neil says
I would like to see the responses to this. Thanks
Sandy romero says
Hello, can you please explain the productivity premium? It states if a line holder works all tfp excluding SL and vacation and exceeds the tfp equivalent of a line holders pbs award over the quarter they will receive an award bonus? Explain how this will work when My line is usually built at 81 tfps, but let’s say I have a week or two vacation in one month or over two months and let’s say i got sick for a 3 day trip. How much more over 80 tfp would I have to fly to obtain that bonus? There also is no stated tfp that affects the bonus. So if have an award line of 60 or 80 how will this work. What about line holders that take their entire 5 weeks vacation at one time? And when it says exceed what is the definition for that? Example a turn? One turn for the quarter? Please explain with examples. Thank you, sandy.
Lisa Pinkston (ANC LEC Vice President/Negotiating Committee Member) says
Here is the link to a blog post describing the Quarterly Productivity Premium and provides examples. http://afaalaska.org/?s=Quarterly+Productivity+Premium