Closing of International Domiciles at FRA, HKG and NRT
August 20, 2020
As you may recall, MEC 6-20 was filed when, following the announcement of the closure of the domiciles at FRA, HKG and NRT, the company took the position that they were not required to create vacancies at a location where the affected Flight Attendants could work.
The past two days, August 18 & 19, the arbitration was presented before the System Board of Adjustment. During these proceedings, the Union presented the bargaining history and practice of how Flight Attendants affected by other international domicile closings have historically been processed. The Union presented its case and the company responded with their interpretation of the dispute. The case is now concluded and is under the jurisdiction of the arbitrator. We expect a ruling from the arbitrator mid-September.