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E-Lines: August 07, 2018

Date: August 7, 2018

Pay Increase Effective for September Schedule Month, October Pay Advance
JCBA - Section 4.A  

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the ratification of our 2016-2021 Agreement at the end of August, we look forward to the scheduled increase in our base pay and incentive pay rates which become effective on the first day of the September schedule month, August 31, 2018. The increase in these rates will be seen in our October pay advance. Refer to the pay schedules & step increases in Section 4.A. & 4.B. of our JCBA.  

In addition, as provided in Section 5.A.1.b. of the Contract, per diem rates increase by five cents (.05c) every two years after the date of signing. Domestic per diem increases this year to $2.25/hour whereas international per diem increases to $2.75/hour

Notice of New Pay Register

One United – August 1, 2018

A Pay Register is a dynamic document used to monitor the status of your pay throughout the bid month.

Effective Sept. 18, 2018, the Pay Register for all Flight Attendants will be revised displaying pay details differently in the CCS screens. More information to help read and navigate the new Pay Register is expecting in the coming weeks through a One United message. Stay tuned!

Reference Guides and Common Metal Support Information Available at www.unitedafa.org. 

Flight Attendants are reminded that recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org. Look for the blue Reference Guides icon, located in the middle of the home page. These guides are also available via One United communications, found in your company email and in your Link via Content Locker. 

Additionally, contact information for the Common Metal Support Team is also available from the landing page on our website, www.unitedafa.org. The team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone as well as by email to help answer your questions related to the education materials that have been developed to support our coming together on a common scheduling platform on October 1st.  

Contact information for the Common Metal Support Team  

NOTE: If you have specific questions on how provisions of the JCBA work or apply to you, please contact your AFA Local Council Office. 

Please direct questions you may have to your Local Council Office.

CCS Practice Environment 

On July 9, 2018, the CCS Practice environment was launched as way to assist Flight Attendants with the new bidding process outlined in the JCBA. Beginning with the opening of October bids on September 12, 2018, all Flight Attendants will be using new functionality in CCS to bid for their October schedules. 

Currently the CCS Practice environment offers Flight Attendants the opportunity to explore the functionality of CCS, view sample bid packets, practice navigating the Primary bidding screen and see various examples of a monthly line award. 

Flight Attendants are reminded that when practicing to enter a block bid and if a line contains more than one position, the system will consider positions in the following order, for example: FM01 [PUR01], followed by FA01 and the FA02 on a 3 position line. Additionally, Flight Attendants block bidding will have the option to position bid. In this instance you would enter your block bid and then select the desired position from the screen. 

Additional information for Part 2 of the CCS Practice Environment will be added to the practice environment soon. Some of the functions that will be provided in Part 2 will be real time experience of Trip Trades and the ability to view your Master Schedule. 

It cannot be emphasized enough that everyone should take full advantage of the extensive educational materials that are being made available to you. Information has been distributed via email, posted on One United, in Content Locker on your Link, in all the bases and on our website unitedafa.org. 

Additional questions should be directed to your Local Council.

JCBA Duty Rig Verses Trip Rig – Implementation October 1, 2018  

Scheduled for implementation on October 1, 2018, our JCBA will include Ratio-in-Guarantee (RIG) protections, which provide for additional pay and credit beyond the sum of the flight time within pairings, when applicable. Duty RIG is a guaranteed minimum pay credit based on the amount of time that we spend on duty, whereas Trip RIG is a guaranteed minimum pay credit based on time away from domicile. 

Our JCBA provides for two (2) different RIG minimum pay protections: 

Section 6.a.1-3 - Minimum Duty RIGs

A Flight Attendant who departs on a flight shall be guaranteed minimum pay and credit as follows: 

  1. A minimum of one (1) hour’s flight time pay and credit for each two (2) hours of duty time, prorated 
  2. A minimum of five (5) hours flight time pay and credit for a one duty period pairing 
  3. A minimum average pay and credit of five (5) hours per day for pairings with multiple duty periods (e g 5/10/15/20) 

Section 6.b. - Trip RIG Time Away from Home

When a Flight Attendant is scheduled to report for duty or actually reports for duty, whichever is later, she/he shall receive a minimum of one (1) hour’s pay and flight time credit for each three and one- half (3 1/2) hours elapsed time, prorated, until return to the blocks at her/his Domicile and release from duty. Both Duty and Trip RIGs are considered when determining the value of a pairing.

Additionally, if multiple RIGs exist within a pairing, they are evaluated independently, compared to each other, and then compared to the pairing’s flight time to determine which overall value is the highest - with the highest value becoming the value of the pairing.

Tumi Offers Special 20% Discount on Sales Items 
MEC Uniform Committee

Flight Attendants interested in ordering additional TUMI luggage pieces are encouraged to take advantage a special discount being offered exclusively to United employees. 

From August 2 through August 16, United employees can take advantage of an additional 20 percent off sale items available on tumi.com. This discount is on top of our year-round discount and available for a limited time only. Login in to your account using your United.com email address. The year round 20% discount will automatically apply under the payment and review section, then receive an additional 20% off your sales item selection by entering unitedsummer2018 in the promotional code section.

CINTAS Point Balance  
MEC Uniform Committee  

As a reminder, uniform point balances do not roll over to the next year. In order for Flight Attendants to get full use of your annual uniform points, you will need to use any remaining 2018 account balance before the end of the year. 

We encourage you to place orders early to avoid the risk of forgetting to do so during the busy upcoming October implementation time. Questions? Contact Cintas Customer Service Team at: 1- 800-889-0331.

Note:  To log in to your Cintas account, enter UAL0 followed by your six-digit file number with the “U”. Once there, you will be required to create a new password. Once that’s completed, the system will require you to sign in again.

Pride @Work

AFA is a longtime supporter of Pride @ Work, the AFL-CIO diversity organization working towards full equality for LGBTQ people in the workplace. 

Pride at Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ Union Members and their allies. They are an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations) that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community to further social and economic justice. 

Pride at Work relies on the support of workers and allies around the country for their important work not only in support of the LGBTQ community but to connect them to the labor movement. If interested Flight Attendants may Donate today and help us keep up the fight.

The Pride @ Work 2018 Convention is scheduled for August 23-25, 2018, at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, Arizona. We’re always looking for new volunteers. Let us know if you want to get involved with Pride @ Work to help build power for LGBTQ working people.



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