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Reserve “Z” Days
Our 2012-2016 Contract provides for the ability to construct Reserve lines with more than 12 days off, up to a maximum of 16 (Section 10.D.2.). This ability provides flexibility for those who wish to bid for greater days off, along with a reduced MIN for the month. This change has spurred some questions, however, for those who did not bid for these lines, but were awarded them. Specifically, how can these lines be identified? If awarded a line without having bid for it, can the “extra” days off be restored?
The simplest way to recognize such lines is by the “Z” indicator on the days off, over and above the 12 guaranteed minimum days off. Local Schedule Committees have recommended that these lines be the last lines in the Reserve package and in the header for each line, the increased number of days off will be reflected. Our Central Schedule Committee has been working with the company to make these Reserve lines more easily identifiable within the bid package. Remember, more days off means a lower Reserve minimum, so be careful when you bid. If you bid these lines, you are not entitled to restore Reserve days of availability and the corresponding Reserve Minimum.
If you are awarded a Line with more than 12 days off for which you did not bid, you can have all, or some of those days off restored. You should call the crew desk at least 3 days prior to the start of your Reserve month, and our Contract requires that they consider your preference as to which day(s) of availability to restore. The company will also include this information on the Cover Letter of our upcoming Bid Packages.
Lines 1409/1509 have 13 days off with a reduced guarantee to 73:40
Lines 1410/1510 have 14 days off with a reduced guarantee to 69:20.
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