In this Issue
SECONDARY LINES FOR DECEMBER
LOCAL COUNCIL CONTACT NUMBERS
morning, US Airways announced the need to hire 320 flight attendants for the
East operation. Training will begin in January 2011. Now that the Extended
Furlough list (EXL) has been exhausted, the company will offer recall
opportunities to those on the Voluntary Furlough with Limited Recall rights
list, or (VFLR). There are 635 flight attendants on the VFLR. Anyone accepting
recall from this list will come back as a new hire as they will forfeit their
prior longevity, seniority and boarding priority for pass travel. The only
difference between a new hire and anyone accepting recall from the VFLR is those
returning from the VFLR will not have a probationary period.
SECONDARY LINES FOR DECEMBER
will be 178 Secondary lines in PHL for December. There were 1,276 Primary
positions for December therefore, a total of 1,454 lineholder positions. This
is a decrease from November of 59 positions.
remember that Vacation Buyback is due by the 17th of each month. A
reminder is included in each F/A Timeline CBS message. Also, refer to:
make sure you have your SID (System Integration Date) card when requesting the
f/a jumpseat. If you have lost your SID card, contact your supervisor
immediately for a new one. 30-3 of the contract states: “Available cabin
jumpseat(s) will be awarded at flight close out by System Integration Date (SID)
(first training date) as displayed on the Flight Attendant Seniority Card. The
company representative (agent) should observe the flight attendant Company ID
and Flight Attendant Seniority card (30-4).
heard from a flight attendant that some flight attendants are not cleaning upon
arrival in PHL because of some ‘dispute’ in PHL with the contract cleaners.
This is not true and nothing has changed regarding a/c cleaning in PHL.
THE PEGASUS PROJECT
Pegasus Project has started their online Holiday Charity auction. For more
information, go to:
Donations to The Pegasus Project may be made via payroll deduction and a form is
Project President Nicki Kirkeby has asked me to include the following in this
Airways Flight Attendants,
November has been designated, by the Executive Board of AFA-CWA as The Pegasus
Project Awareness Month. Pegasus was established in 1993 by a group of flight
attendants from different AFA carriers who were concerned about their fellow
flight attendants being able to financially survive while being on a disability
leave while fighting a critical, life-threatening illness or injury.
is a non profit 501(c)3 charity that financially assists flight attendants who
are unable to fly, due to a critical, life-threatening illness or injury.
Donations to Pegasus are tax deductible.
the Pegasus Project assisted US Airways East flight attendants with over
$23,000.00. These funds were paid directly toward life-sustaining bills, like
mortgages/rent, utilities, food and health insurance. And while Pegasus has been
assisting our members for well over a decade; the number of flight attendants
being assisted continues to grow and the number of contributors has not kept up
with the need for funds.
that you will join me during this month of Pegasus Awareness and sign up for
contractual payroll deduction or United Way with Pegasus as the designated
charity, so that Pegasus may continue to assist our members who are in the fight
of their life! I am attaching a payroll deduction form with this e-line that
members can print, fill out and mail to The Pegasus Project. If everyone gave
just a $1 a paycheck, there would be more than enough funds to support all
members during their most tying times.
Pegasus Holiday Online Auction Opens Nov. 1st and
Closes Nov. 28th
way you can support the Pegasus Project is by bidding in the online Holiday
Auction that opened on November 1st and will close on November 28th.
www.biddingforgood.com/pegasusauction and check out the many unique auction
items that are perfect for holiday gift giving.
Check the website
daily for additions
to the auction!!