Since the webcast concluded on November 12, 2012 we have been responding to individual questions from members. Listed below are the top 20 commonly asked questions during the webcast or in questions we were not able to get to within the hour-long on-line meeting. We will continue to post questions as we receive them and work with our professionals to provide you with answers.
1. Can we put out a sheet that illustrates how the new pilot work rules are going to effect the Flight Attendants? The documentation needs to be there so the Flight Attendants can see how it works.
We are working to compile a handout on the new pilot regulations along with examples of how these rules will likely impact our schedules and earning power One caveat is that the airlines, including US Airways, are still petitioning the FAA for waivers. Therefore, although we have the new rules, at this point no one knows to a certainty what might be waived.
2. What will we be striking for exactly?
There is no certainty there will be a strike. We will present to the NMB the issues most important to Flight Attendants as a whole: economics and work rules, East and West. We must first convince the NMB that we have a focused, specific, and limited list of issues before it will consider directing the Company to meet with us. If and when the process is exhausted without an agreement, the remaining issues would be the “strike issues.” (more…)