Transfers Effective for December Awarded October 14, 2020
October 17, 2020
A total of 166 transfers were awarded on October 14, 2020 and are effective for the December 2020 schedule month:
Flight Attendants awarded these transfers must respond and accept these transfers in order for these to be finalized.
In light of these recently announced transfers, we’ve received a number of questions from those in the Involuntary Furlough Mitigation Program (IVFMP) questioning why transfers were processed prior to their reactivation as an active Flight Attendant. IVFMP was developed in response to the implementation of the company’s reduction in force. Management determined that a reduction in the total number of Flight Attendants required to cover the operation was necessary on a system-wide basis. Our Contract provides that any such reduction in force occurs on a systemwide, not domicile by domicile, basis.
Now that the reduction in force has been implemented, from a number’s perspective, the company has, in their view, the correct number of Flight Attendants necessary. It’s just that all of these people are not in the locations where the company’s optimizer would like for these people to be in order to develop the most cost-effective flying solution based on the parameters established by the company.
In response, the company is now awarding transfers to various bases as a way of placing people where they are “needed” while, at the same time, reducing people in those locations where they are not. We want to be certain there is no confusion. The company is not required to reactivate those in the IVFMP prior to awarding system transfers. If you have additional questions, please let us know.