Temporary contractual modification approved by roll call vote
By majority roll call vote, the Master Executive Council (MEC) has approved a temporary contractual modification that makes anybody who picks up a Premium OT trip returning to domicile on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ineligible for Junior Assignment off of that trip. Inflight management requested this temporary contractual modification with the hope that more flight attendants will pick up from Premium Open Time if they know they will not be JA’able on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. However, this request was made without any guarantee that they would have supervisors and managers flying as well.
Not an easy decision…
This was not an easy decision to make because there are several pro’s and con’s on each side of the argument whether or not to grant the temporary contractual waiver. Under the default MEC voting procedure outlined in the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws in Article VII.D.5.b [Master Executive Councils –> Master Executive Council Meetings –> Voting], each voting member of the MEC casts one vote on any issue before the MEC. A majority determines the outcome.
Votes were cast as follows:
Yes: 19 SEA, 39 PDX
No: 15 SAN, 18 LAX, 30 ANC.
Roll call voting record
Council 19 Seattle subsequently requested a roll call vote on the issue, which is in order under the provisions of Article VII.D.5.b. In a roll call, each voting member of the MEC receives one vote for each member in good standing s/he represents. A majority determines the outcome. Votes were re-cast as follows:
Council number, number of dues paying members (in parenthesis), name of voting member(s) (in brackets), voting record
15 SAN (240) [Buker]: 0 Yes / 240 No
18 LAX (454) [Morrow]: 0 Yes / 454 No
19 SEA (1882) [Jones]: 1800 Yes / 82 No
30 ANC (315) [Pinkston]: 0 Yes / 315 No
39 PDX (452) [Gwynn]: 452 Yes / 0 No
Yes: 2252 / No: 1091
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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your LEC president.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Gesch, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Sandra Morrow and Stephen Couckuyt