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Comment Card Topics:
Scheduling/hours of service: 6
Sick Leave/attendance: 2
Hotel/Crew Meals: 1
Contract Language: 4
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I spoke with a flight attendant who has been 45 years with United, she knew we were going through negotiations. She couldn’t stress enough that we needed language in our contract that stated if we died on international soil that Alaska Airlines will ship our body home. She must know something we don’t. And with the potential to start expanding our international flying, I agree it would be good to have in our contract.
1. During bidding process, FA may waive 11 1/2 rest between pairings
2. Having a contractual min/max TFP amount for a line, example: company cannot make us start with 120 tcp some day
3. Make charters tradable like all other pairings
-Working 7 years on same contract is very sad. I feel we should have reto pay back to end of contract extension.
-JA @ jetway – with just tagging first in “out of seniority order” is a very bad idea. Also, if you trade out of a trip, getting tagged, your original day is setting up for failure. FAs will start to look at own trips leading up to trip we traded out of just so we won’t get JAd.
I request retro pay, please
I request retro pay.
It seems about time to start education the new people (less than 5 years) about what a union is. They don’t seem to get it. Some are afraid to vote no on any new contract and are confused about what chaos is. Education should begin long before it is time to vote.
1.SW pay-nothing less will be acceptable.
2.Keep option to use sick time to purchase medical at 62.