Tentative Agreement Information Page
Fellow Flight Attendants,
As reported earlier this week, your Negotiating Team reached a tentative agreement during mid-term talks with management that would replace the Amendment Round negotiations if ratified by you, the membership.
Your MEC Officers and Negotiating Team believe that this TA contains the best attainable improvements without any downside to our current contract, therefore we recommend a YES vote. We encourage every member to review all materials carefully, ask questions of your leaders, and vote as you feel is best. After two months of negotiations, following are the items that have been agreed to:
- Hourly Pay Increases:
*Rates in 16/17 inclusive of the 1.5% scheduled increase. Retained longevity increase from $2.00 to $3.00 starting in year 2017.
- Retro-pay on 1-1-2016 pay increase back to November 1, 2015
- Hourly Per Diem Effective:
- Reserve Standby:
If ratified, Flight Attendants who are scheduled for airport stand-by will now receive an operational pay credit of 3.45 hours. Each day will be paid at the greater of vs. hours flown. For example, if scheduled for SBTY, and you fly a 2-hour turn, you will be credited for pay purposes the 3.45 hours. If you sit stand-by and perform no flying you will be credited with 3.45 for pay purposes. If scheduled for airport stand-by and you end up flying 5 hours your pay credit will be 5 hours.
- Profit Sharing Eliminated:
If ratified, our side-letter on profit sharing will be eliminated. As we have all seen AAG continues to align Envoy similar to how they operate the other wholly owned carriers, as a “cost center”. This renders the profit sharing of little or no value.
We will have crew room sits and roadshow meetings to explain in greater detail the elements of the Tentative Agreement and why it replaces the Amendment Round negotiations. This will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions and get answers.
The schedule of roadshow meetings and crew room sits will be put out shortly as soon as arrangements can be made.
Your Negotiating Committee and Your Master Executive Council