In 2008, a system grievance was filed (MEC 04-08) when the Company reduced the line guarantee of Flight Attendants who were eligible for reassignment under Sections 8.J. and 12.I. and who had submitted a trip trade or open flying request.
On Monday, it was recognized that some Flight Attendants who remained on Occupation Leave were not captured in the reporting that was provided to those making the accruals. Their accruals were updated on Monday.
As we begin the Annual Vacation Bidding process, we are once again receiving questions from Flight Attendants who are surprised to learn their vacation accrual has been reduced as a result of being on an Occupational Leave of Absence during the vacation accrual year.
In March 2012 we filed an MEC Grievance based on a newly negotiated contractual provision disagreement with United. MEC 6-12 - Legal Rest for Domestic Duty Periods Exceeding 10:30 (Section 7.J.1.e.), was filed based on whether the Company violated and misinterpreted Sections 2.T., 7.J.1.e., 7.K., and any other related Sections of our Contract.