In This Edition
- Reserve Committee Meeting Recap – 1st Quarter 2022
- Management Eliminates Remaining Pay Protection and Points Reduction Related to COVID-19 Effective Today
- Spring 2022 Incentive Premium & Winter Holiday Incentive 2021 Backpay
- Shared on Social
- Next Week’s Events
Reserve Committee Meeting Recap – 1st Quarter 2022
Originally posted March 14, 2022
Our AFA Reserve Committee Chairpersons met on Thursday, March 10 to discuss their ongoing program of work to represent and advocate for our Reserve Flight Attendants. The Committee also met with management to review a number of specific concerns that were brought forward by Flight Attendants. Your Local Reserve Committee is available to answer questions, provide clarification, or help to resolve any reserve related issues. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Management Eliminates Remaining Pay Protection and Points Reduction Related to COVID-19 Effective Today
Originally posted March 15, 2022
Management eliminated all remaining COVID pay protection and attendance points forgiveness, effective today. Going forward, Flight Attendants who experience COVID-related illnesses–even if attributed to workplace exposure—will be forced to use sick leave to replace lost income during Company-directed quarantine and will be subject to attendance points in accordance with Section 32 of our contract. AFA leadership attempted to work with management to enter into an agreement for continued attendance points forgiveness related to COVID-19, but management declined to engage.
Spring 2022 Incentive Premium & Winter Holiday Incentive 2021 Backpay
AFA and management have agreed to a temporary incentive program designed to encourage Flight Attendants to pick up additional flying over the next several months. For the months of March, April, and May 2022, qualifying TFP greater than or equal to 100.1 TFP in that bid month will be paid at two times (2.0x) your trip rate. Certain exceptions and restrictions apply. At AFA request, management also agreed to include an additional payout for Flight Attendants who reported to work during the Winter Holiday Incentive 2021 eligibility period between December 23, 2021, and January 2, 2022; experienced a flight cancellation; and were previously pay protected at 1.0x.
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Barcode Required for KCM Checkpoints
Effective March 31, 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require the Known Crewmember (KCM) Program eligible crewmembers to scan a KCM-issued barcode card when utilizing a KCM access point. Crewmembers will no longer be permitted to manually enter their KCM data.
Crewmembers who do not have a KCM barcode card, have a worn/unreadable barcode card, or have not completed the registration process will be referred to the passenger screening checkpoint for entry into the airport sterile area. If a crewmember does not present an active KCM barcode card and is referred for screening, then they must follow the TSO’s instructions and complete the screening process at the passenger screening checkpoint. Failure to submit to screening at the passenger screening checkpoint (e.g., using a SIDA badge to avoid screening), is considered circumvention of screening and TSA may take enforcement action in accordance with the KCM Disqualification Protocols (KCMDP). Crewmembers may request a new or replacement KCM barcode card from their base manager or supervisor.
This is an update from TSA and it is our responsibility to strictly follow the KCM rules in order to maintain access to this alternate screening program for crewmembers.
Next Week’s Events
|Tuesday, March 22
|Monthly Scheduling Committee Meeting
|Thursday, March 24
|Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)