LEC 64 President Addresses Flying on Passes While Sick
After a recent meeting with management this week, LEC 64 President Manny Mireles was able to resolve a widespread misunderstanding and misinterpretation by some inflight supervisors about the “travel on passes while sick policies.” Despite the fact that the Policy and Procedures Manual clearly states otherwise, some supervisors were under the impression that non-rev travel after a sick call was prohibited if you worked a trip after the initial sick call without permission. (i.e. sick call, non-reving on days off, first pairing back.) This misinterpretation by some inflight supervisors could easily result in the immediate termination of employment. This is a huge step forward in LEC 64‘s continuing effort to end the practice of termination for a single infraction for what is often a misunderstood issue. With this new clarification, “travel while sick” will be deemed as traveling while on sick days ( i.e. travel on days when you called in sick) and as non-rev trips bookended (i.e. sick days, non rev, sick days again) Travel while sick and non-rev trips bookended are in the company’s opinion reason for immediate termination or forced resignations in lieu of termination.
Your union believes that these terminations and resignations are extreme and unjust. Currently travel while sick is permitted on the S-UAL side, and CAL AFA is pushing forward to end this apparent disparate treatment. If you or anyone you know has been unjustly disciplined for flying on non-rev passes, immediately contact a LEC 64 Grievance Representative so we can resolve the unjust discipline. Call 1-855-4 CAL AFA then press 3 to talk to a grievance rep or stop by the union desk.
S-UAL Cross Over Flight Attendants will soon be joining our S-CO family and we encourage all members to help these S-UAL FAs with their transition to the Houston base. Cross over awards are posted on Skynet. There will be a 10 day rescind period ( meaning S-UAL can change their mind about crossing over during this 10 day period.) Crossover S-UAL FAs will be subject to S-CO contractual rules and all company policies. Their training will be an expedited process and can be as short as 4 days or as long as 11 days for those S-UAL fas who are returning to work after an extended leave. The company has yet to disclose training dates, but we anticipate their arrival before our busy summer flying.