Contractual Furlough Payments – Pay Advices Visible as of Wednesday, 10.28.2020
October 29, 2020
As provided for in Section 18.H.2. of our Contract, those Flight Attendants who were placed on Involuntary Furlough will be issued pay checks for furlough payments consistent with the schedule outlined in this Section of the Contract.
Full month furlough pay is based on our contractual 71-hour minimum or, for those instances where furlough pay is based on weeks or fractions of a month, a portion thereof. For example, two weeks of furlough pay is ½ of the 71-hour minimum or 35:30. While these payments will be made according to the proscribed payroll timelines of the 1st and mid-month schedule, the company will not employee the advance process for these payments. What this means is that for those with two weeks of furlough pay due, the entire amount will be paid as part of the first of the month paycheck. For those with a full month furlough payment due, the other half of the 71-hours will also be paid as part of the mid-month paycheck.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to review the Involuntary Furlough Information Packet, keep in mind that while neither Union dues or 401(k) deductions are withheld from these payments, taxes, any salary advances, outstanding pass travel charges, overpayments, insurance (benefits) arrears and any wage assignments will be withheld from these contractual payments.