LAX Briefing
 The LAX Briefing

December 16, 2016 

Inside this issue:     OneUnited - Implementation News

[Pre-Merger UAL] CCS Login

S-UA Flight Attendants now have access to the Crew Communication System (CCS).  In its end state, CCS will serve as a portal to access scheduling, pairing, and crew information and applications that matter to all United Airlines flight attendants in their daily work. 

CCS is currently the central access point for all S-CO and CMI crewmembers, and will eventually be the central access point for all S-UA crewmembers.  CCS was selected as the end-state system for United Flight Attendants due to its user-friendly and communications-driven interface. 

CCS functionality will be introduced to S-UA flight attendants in a phased approach. Hotel gainsharing request is the first functionality on CCS that will be made available to S-UA Flight Attendants.

Please take this time to log in to CCS via while connected to the internet. You can also access CCS using this URL via your Link device or click on the CCS icon on the desktop of any computer in your base. 

A CCS login user guide is available for S-UA Flight Attendants. S-UA Flight Attendants will need to login to CCS in order request hotel gainsharing when it becomes available.

New York Co-Terminal Transportation (JCBA Section 5.D.6)

Effective with the January bid month, the terms of Section 5.D.6 will be in effect. Ground transportation will be provided by Golden Touch on a schedule operating six (6) times per day from/to EWR and LGA with the following daily schedules.  

2:30 AM 2:30 AM
4:00 AM 4:30 AM
7:00 AM 9:30 AM
12:00 Noon 2:00 PM
5:00 PM 4:30 PM
12:00 Midnight 6:30 PM

In the event that there are more flight attendants than seats for a specific trip, the van driver will contact the company to send out another van to accommodate the additional flight attendants.

Please note that flight attendants who are using the ground transportation to go to work will be given first priority. 

Detailed Workers' Compensation Statements (JCBA Section 13.D.10.c)

Effective with the January bid month, the terms of Section 13.D.10.c will be in effect. Flight attendants who are receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits will be provided with detailed statements showing both the temporary total disability payments and the reimbursement payments of all related out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Direct Deposit for Workers' Compensation (JCBA Section 13.D.10.d)

Effective with the January bid month, the terms of Section 13.D.10.d will be in effect. Flight attendants can elect to receive Workers' Compensation payments through direct deposit, provided that, they are made to a financial institution in the U.S. that accepts electronic deposit in U.S. dollars. The Flight Attendant shall be responsible to provide account information to our Third Party Administrator (TPA) Gallagher Bassett to allow for electronic deposit. Please contact your assigned Gallagher Bassett adjuster, and they will assist you in setting up the process.  

CMI flight attendants will receive information (how to file claims, set up direct deposit, etc.) about the new third party administrator shortly. 

Commuter Program Introduction (Section 28)

Later this month, we will align Flight Attendant Commuter Program parameters in accordance with Section 28 of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Commuter Program establishes standards when unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances preclude Flight Attendants from reporting as scheduled. The program covers those who commute to their Base by automobile, bus, train, public surface transportation and United and United Express flights.  

If a flight attendant will be precluded from reporting for an assignment as scheduled, then she/he must contact Crew Scheduling as soon as possible. In the case of certain events, such as unforeseen weather events or mechanical failures, the Commuter Program sets clear expectations for actions to be taken by the flight attendant, Crew Scheduling and the flight attendant’s Base. 

The full program can be found here. We will provide additional information over the next few weeks.

S-CO 401K Plan Consolidation (JCBA Section 29.I)

Active S-CO flight attendants 401(k) funds will be transferred to the United Airlines Flight Attendant 401(k) Plan effective January 1, 2017.  Letters were sent from Fidelity the week of December 5th so please check for the letter which details actions and next steps. Participants who have elected to receive their current Plan information by email will receive a letter from Fidelity electronically; those not opting for email notification will receive the letter via U.S. mail.   

Increase in Pension Contribution for CMI Flight Attendants (JCBA Section 29.I.2.b)

CMI Flight Attendants continue to participate in the IAM National Pension Fund. Effective January 1, 2017, pension contributions will increase as shown in the chart in Section 29.I.2.b. This is the first in a series of adjustments that will be effective through January 2021; Flight Attendants do not need to take any action to receive the increased contribution.

Paper Pay Advice Discontinuation

Paper pay advices will be discontinued after January 1, 2017 for those Flight Attendants currently receiving payments via direct deposit. Pay advices are available electronically on Flying Together at Flying Together > Employee Services > My Info > Payroll Advice. Direct Deposit and pay advice preferences can be managed at Flying Together > Employee Services > My Info > Direct Deposit.

Discontinuation of S-UA CBA Vacation Advances (S-UA CBA Section 18.P)

Effective with vacations beginning in the January bid month, Section 18.P of the S-UA CBA will no longer apply and S-UA Flight Attendants will no longer be able to request vacation pay advances.

Until a provision of the JCBA is implemented, Flight Attendants will continue operating under the provisions of their previous collective bargaining agreements.

-The Joint Implementation Team

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