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Furlough-Mitigation Partnership Awards will Reduce Involuntary Furlough

Date: August 20, 2020

Contractual Furlough-Mitigation Partnership Awards will Reduce Involuntary Furlough

Negotiated in our Contract and as another means to reduce any number of involuntary furloughs are the Furlough Mitigation Partnerships. Bidding for Furlough Mitigation Partnerships follows the award of Voluntary Furloughs.  In this way, the “line” indicates the lowest point on the seniority list at which Flight Attendants below it are subject to involuntary furlough.  Everyone above that line, (the eligible Flight Attendants) are able to form a 13-month Furlough Mitigation Partnership where each partnership formed will reduce the number of involuntary furloughs on a one for one basis. (Section 16.A.2.c)

Participation in the Furlough Mitigations Partnership Program shall be awarded in System Seniority order among eligible Flight Attendants.  While Flight Attendants “below” the line may not avoid being placed on involuntary furlough simply by entering into a Furlough Mitigation Partnership, Partnerships formed above the line can create opportunities for additional FMPs below the line.

The furlough Mitigation Partnership bidding timeline is as follows:

FURLOUGH MITIGATION PARTNERSHIP

13 MONTH DURATION

 

Bids Opened

Bids Close

Awards Posted

July 8, 2020 at 3:00PM CT

August 24, 2020 at 8:00AM CT

August 24, 2020

 

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