Open Committee Chairs

Open Committee Chairs

The MEC has the following openings available. Please send a letter of interest to info@edvafa.org by January 16, 2017.

Hotel Committee Temporary MEC Chair

We have an opening for a temporary MEC Chair for the Hotel Committee. The term will be determined after selection. If you have any questions, please contact your LEC President.

Qualifications

Endeavor Flight Attendant
AFA member in good standing
Strict Confidentiality

Duties

The MEC Hotel Committee shall have a Chairperson elected by the MEC. Duties of the Chairperson shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

Meet with Company personnel on a quarterly basis to review current hotel issues and news.
Report noteworthy items to the membership.
Monitor complaints received from members and follow up when necessary.
Be available for property site visits on occasion.
Provide a Committee Report to the MEC at each MEC meeting.
Provide a monthly progress report to the MEC officer who is designated to oversee the committee.
Collaborate with the LEC Presidents in recruiting new LEC Hotel Committee members, and provide leadership to the LEC Hotel Committee Chairs.
The MEC Chair will provide at minimum a quarterly report of all activity to the MEC Secretary Treasurer that will be kept on file in a binder and distributed to the MEC in a timely manner. The report will include all committee members and local chairs.

The MEC Chair will write a minimum of one E-line article per quarter for distribution to the membership.


Endeavor Air AFA System Board of Adjustment (SBA) Member

General Purpose and Scope:

Members serve on the AFA EDV System Board of Adjustment (SBA) for the purpose of arbitrating disputes and/or grievances, which may arise under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between management and the union.??

AFA System Board Members will act in the best interest of the membership and the Association (AFA) and will be consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.??

Requirements:

All interested candidates must meet the following to be considered:

  • Must be available to attend training to be determined.
  • Must be a Member in Good Standing
  • Should have a thorough knowledge of the AFA Collective Bargaining Agreement, Company Policy and Procedures, negotiated Side Letters of Agreement (SLA), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU).
  • Knowledge of appeals process including grievance mediation, system board of adjustment (SBA).
  • Understanding of arbitration procedures as well as AFA Basic and Advanced Grievance Training is recommended.
  • Prior AFA Negotiating Committee service is highly desirable.

Duties:

The AFA System Board Member will serve as the AFA-appointee on the EDV System Board of Adjustment (“the Board”) for the purpose of gathering evidence, testimony and argument, whether written or oral, whenever the Board convenes to arbitrate disputes and/or grievances which may arise under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The AFA System Board Member selected to serve on a specific Board will apprise themselves of the issue(s) involved in the dispute(s) to be arbitrated, as well as the Union’s theory and arguments of the case(s).

The AFA System Board Member selected to serve on a specific Board will attend the entirety of the arbitration, whether conducted in person, telephonically or by other electronic communication.?

The AFA System Board Member selected to serve on a specific Board will attend any Executive Session(s) called by the neutral member (arbitrator) of the Board, the Company appointee(s) to the Board or the Union appointee(s) to the Board.?

One Member and one Alternate will be selected, and both will attend training to be determined. If you would like to be considered, send a letter of interest to info@edvafa.org by January 16, 2017. Include why you would like to serve in this capacity and why you think you are a good candidate. Thank you for your interest.


MEC UNIFORM Co-Chair – Male

Qualifications

Endeavor Flight Attendant
AFA member in good standing

Duties

The MEC Uniform Committee shall have two Co-Chairs elected by the MEC. Duties of the Chairpersons shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Meet with Company personnel on an occasional basis, bringing member uniform issues to management’s attention, and participating in discussions surrounding new or changing uniform pieces.
  • Provide a quarterly progress report to the MEC President or designee.
  • Provide a Committee Report to the MEC at each MEC meeting.
    Collaborate with the LEC Presidents in recruiting new LEC Uniform Committee members, and provide leadership to the LEC Uniform Committee Chairs.

The MEC Chair will provide at minimum a quarterly report of all activity to the MEC Secretary Treasurer that will be kept on file in a binder and distributed to the MEC in a timely manner. The report will include all committee members and local chairs. The MEC Chair will write a minimum of one E-line article per quarter for distribution to the membership.

Flight Attendant Top 10 Wish List

Below you will find the Top 10 Wish List items that we received through Dec 21st. Your response was overwhelming. Thank you to everyone that filled out the form. We will be presenting this list to management at the January Labor/Management meeting.

  1. Pay Issues – This included Wage Increase, Min Day (4hours), Holiday Pay, Per Diem, and 100% Deadhead pay
  2. Travel Benefits – This included Travel Companions, Buddy Passes, Status change to S3, and Overall Better Travel Benefits
  3. Hotels – Better Hotels, More with microwave and refrigerators, Breakfast, and Commuter Hotels for trips broken in Base.
  4. Profit Sharing – Most mentioned Delta Profit Sharing as the request
  5. 10 Hours Rest – Minimum 10 Hours Rest without being reduced and rest starts at hotel check in.
  6. NY Incentives – Parking, Tolls, Commuter Hotels, Transportation help, Increase in pay for NY Flight Attendants
  7. Catering – Better catering and request for Crew Meals
  8. Delta Jumpseat
  9. Better Call In Honest Policy
  10. Benefits – Better 401K contributions, lower Health Care, Better Sick pay accrual, written Sick Policy request

Some other items that were not in the top 10: Electronic FAMs, FAM index, Crew breaks during flight in passenger seat, Guarantee Interview at Delta, Uniform Allotment increase, Use of Uniform allotment at Crew Stores, changes to Jetway trade (more per year and less time needed), Longer New Hire OE, and 150% DHD pay.

Thank you all again for providing us with this feedback.

Flick Connection Error

We are aware of the many issues that Flight Attendants have had with Flica over the past several months, especially this past Sunday.  We have been in touch with the Company and have been made aware of a Flica System connection error.  We have plans to meet with the Company in early January to discuss the ongoing Flica issue.  If you feel that your trade was improperly processed send your name and information to info@edvafa.org.  Please send as much information as possible, including time submitted, which folder it was put in, pairing number, and why you feel it was done improperly. .We will collect and present all information to the Company.

Company Email Reminder

Company Email Reminder

Starting January 1, 2017, if a Flight Attendant sends an email from their personal email account to anyone at Endeavor Air, management will respond to your company email only. Please ensure that should you send an email from your personal email you need to check your company email for the response.

Text Messaging Clarification

Text Messaging Clarification

The AFA MEC has received some questions about the new Text Messaging memo that management sent to Flight Attendants. We recently asked for clarification on when and how the text messaging would utilized. We confirmed the following:

  1. Text messaging would NOT be used for Crew Scheduling issues such as Junior Manning, CS Notifications, schedule changes, etc.
  2. Text messaging will NOT be used to inform a Flight Attendant of a Section 3 Investigatory meeting.
  3. Management might use texts for friendly reminders (Did you complete your LMS?)
  4. Text messages will not be official notice. They will be viewed as an informal means of communication, however, please be professional with your texts to anyone within Endeavor Air.
  5. Should you type something and auto correct makes a mistake, it will be viewed in the context of the overall communication and the Flight Attendant will be given the benefit of the doubt.
  6. Should you text outside of regular business hours, you may not receive a response until your manager is back in the office.

AFA Wish List

AFA Wish List

Recently, Inflight Leaders sent out a request for a “wish list” from Flight Attendants that they would “review and consider for inclusion in plans for potential improvement in our Inflight Services world”.

Your AFA MEC wants to hear from you. Please let us know what you would like to see in order to make REAL improvements to our concessionary contract. We can open negotiations next December and your input is important to us. We will present the top 10 items that you would like to see to management on December 21st. Please take a few minutes to share with us your 10 items for improvement by December 20. You can fill out the form HERE.

We will share the results with you after December 20th. Thank you for your feedback.

 

New MEC Committee Chairs

New MEC Committee Chairs

The AFA MEC met on November 30th and on December 5th to select MEC Committee Chairs for the next term running from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019. The following Flight Attendants were selected to be MEC Chairs of their Respective Committees. Their base is in parentheses.

  • Air Safety, Health and Security (ASHS) – Ayse May (JFK)
  • Reserve – Lauren Perry (MSP)
  • Government Affairs – Paula Jacobson (JFK)
  • Health & Benefits – Tanya Frank (DTW)
  • Scheduling – Jean Machak (DTW)
  • Hotel – Janet Sheets (DTW)
  • Education & Training – Flora Mainor (JFK)
  • Grievance – Oscar Ochomogo (DTW)
  • Uniform and Cabin Standards – Tanya Clarke (JFK)
  • Communications – Thomas Burton (MSP)
  • Membership – Ed Brylowski (DTW)
  • Jumpseat – Alex Parr (DTW)

We would like to thank all the Flight Attendants that put forward their names for consideration of the position. We encourage all Flight Attendants to get involved with a committee on the local level.

We would like to thank the incoming chairs and those chairs that have volunteered in the past. We appreciate your dedication to everyone. Due to the resignation of the ASHS and Scheduling Chairs, the incoming Chairs will begin immediately. Meeting minutes will be published soon.