Archive for May 2015

IMPORTANT EMAIL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT 

FAEC & FANC EMAIL INFORMATION

 
Due to problems with our email system and until further notice, we are asking you email the FAEC & FANC members directly.  If you email one member, that member will ensure the others are copied in on your concern/question.
 
Below are the FAEC and FANC members and their personal email addresses.  
 
PLEASE DISCONTINUE USING 
THE FAEC AND FANC GROUP EMAIL ADDRESSES.
 
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FAEC — Flight Attendant Executive Council
 
Michael Zois, Falcon & FAEC Co-Chair
zulu2130@gmail.com
 
Darcey Jameson, Gulfstream
darcdotcom@aol.com
 
Jill Mawdsley, Gulfstream
unionrepjill@gmail.com
 
Paul Suffoletto, IBT Local 284 President & FAEC Co-Chair
psuffoletto@teamsters284.org
 
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FANC – Flight Attendant Negotiating Committee
 
Michael Zois, Falcon
zulu2130@gmail.com
 
JoDelle Burwell, Falcon
jodelleburwell@comcast.net
 
Michelle Lueck, Falcon/Global
flycrew101@msn.com
 
Andrew Collis, Gulfstream/Global
collis142@aol.com
 
Shannon Saxe, Gulfstream
ssaxe443@gmail.com

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

A Message from your FAEC

Fellow Flight Attendants:

 

On March 31, 2015, we notified the membership that JoDelle Burwell had resigned from the Flight Attendant Executive Council (FAEC) and that the Union would be holding an election to fill the vacant position for the remainder of her term.  The Notice of Nominations for that election and the dates of the election will be mailed out later this week.  Please remember that because we are operating under the special procedures of Article 1, Section 5 of the FAEC Policies and Procedures Manual, the nomination and election process for filling the vacant position will be limited to Flight Attendants on the NetJets Aviation, Inc. Flight Attendant System Seniority List prior to the merger of NJA and NJI regardless of current fleet, and to Flight Attendants hired by NJA since that time.

Although JoDelle was serving on the Negotiating Committee (FANC) as the FAEC representative to the FANC, that position will now be filled by FAEC Members Darcey Jameson and Jill Mawdsley on an as available basis.  JoDelle, however, will continue on the FANC as a Union-appointed replacement for Michelle Schwartz, who has moved on to a new post-NetJets career (we miss you Michelle and good luck!).  The decision to appoint JoDelle to replace Michelle was made pursuant to Article II, Section 2.E. of the FAEC Policies and Procedures Manual, which states, in pertinent part, “Local 284, in consultation with the FAEC, may appoint alternate Negotiating Subcommittee members, as necessary.”  It was our recommendation and the Union agreed that JoDelle be named the replacement for Michelle.

 

We are continuing to meet with the Company this week in Columbus along with a federal appointed mediator and will holding a membership conference call on Thursday.

Fraternally,

FAEC

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NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS FOR SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL ONE VACANCY ON THE NETJETS FLIGHT ATTENDANT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

 

In accordance with Article I, Section 2.C. of the NetJets Flight Attendant Executive Council (FAEC) Policies and Procedures Manual, a special election will be held to fill the FAEC position recently vacated by JoDelle Burwell for the remainder of her term, which would have ended on November 30, 2016.  Because the FAEC is continuing to operate under the special procedures of Article 1, Section 5 of the Policies and Procedures Manual, the nomination and election process for filling the vacant position will be limited to Flight Attendants on the NetJets Aviation, Inc. Flight Attendant System Seniority List prior to the merger of NJA and NJI  regardless of current fleet, and to Flight Attendants hired by NJA since that time (hereinafter referred to as “NJA Flight Attendants”).  In other words, in order to be eligible to nominate a candidate, to be nominated or to vote in the election, you must have been an NJA, rather than NJI, Flight Attendant at the time of the November 2010 merger, or have been hired by NJA since that time.(1)  The details of the nomination and election process are as follow:

NJA Flight Attendants will nominate and vote for the 1 FAEC position.  In accordance with Article I, Section 1 of the FAEC Policies and Procedures Manual, the FAEC Member will perform the following duties:

Section 1 FAEC Position Descriptions:

A member of the NetJets Flight Attendant Executive Council (hereinafter, “FAEC member”) shall carry out such responsibilities and duties as may be assigned or delegated to him or her by the President of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 284 (hereinafter, “Local 284″), by other members of the Executive Board of Local 284, or by a Business Agent of Local 284, including but not limited to participating in collective bargaining sessions on behalf of the Union, representation of flight attendants in investigatory, disciplinary and grievance meetings, attendance at other necessary meetings with management representatives, development of communications directed to members in good standing, recommending to the President of Local 284 the appointment of members in good standing to various FAEC subcommittees and participating in other necessary and useful projects for the benefit of members in good standing.  The FAEC shall submit to Local 284 all proposed binding agreements prior to entering into such agreements.

Being on the FAEC is an important and often times difficult task for Flight Attendants, but the opportunity to take part in leadership decisions and work for the betterment of all Flight Attendants cannot be overstated.

          The first process in electing an NJA Flight Attendant to the FAEC is to have FAEC candidates nominated.  Any NJA Flight Attendant who is a member in good standing of Local 284 may stand as a candidate for the FAEC if he or she is nominated by at least one other NJA Flight Attendant member of the Union, including him or herself (yes, you can nominate yourself).  Nominations must be in writing and signed by the nominating member.  Nominations should be mailed or faxed to Local 284, care of Dawn Siravo, and must be received no later than May 222015.
The address and fax number of the Local Union are:

Dawn Siravo

Teamsters Local No. 284

555 Rich Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Fax: (614) 228-0901

Once a nomination is received, Local 284 shall confirm that the nominated Flight Attendant is a member in good standing of the Union and that he or she desires to stand for election to the FAEC.  The official list of candidates shall be published on the NetJets Flight Attendant website no later than May 29, 2015.  
           Ballots shall then be mailed to NJA Flight Attendant members no later than June 5, 2015.  Ballots must be received back to Local 284 no later than 2:00 p.m. June 26, 2015 and will be counted immediately thereafter.  The top vote getter will be elected to the FAEC.

            If you have any questions concerning the FAEC or about any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at psuffoletto@teamsters284.org or at 614-228-0727, or contact any member of the FAEC at FAEC@netjetsflightattendants.com

Fraternally,

Paul Suffoletto

President, Teamsters Local 284


(1) Had the position vacated on the FAEC been held by a former NJI Flight Attendant, currently Jill Mawdsley and Darcy Jameson, the nomination and election process would have been limited to former NJI Flight Attendants and newly hired Flights Attendants.  These procedures will remain effect until Teamsters Local 284, in consultation with the FAEC, determines they should no longer govern.  See Article I, Section 5.E. of the FAEC Policies and Procedures Manual.

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

During the week of April 27 to May 1, your Negotiations Committee met in mediated negotiations between the NetJets Flight Attendants, Federal Mediator Jim Mackenzie and NetJets Management Team.
This time around we worked on Section 28 Hours of Service, Section 27 Wages, and Section 20 Travel Expenses.  We are happy to report that we have reached a tentative agreement in Section 20 Travel Expenses.  The remaining open sections of the contract are:
Section 1 ScopeSection 3 DefinitionsSection 5 Seniority

Section 13 Basing

Section 16 Leaves of Absence

Section 19 Scheduling

Section 23 Miscellaneous

Section 24 Health Benefits

Section 27 Wages

Section 28 Hour of Service

Section 29 401k

Section 30 Duration
While we are still far apart in some of these sections, such as wages, health benefits and 401k, due to the Company’s continued demand for concessions while simultaneously collecting ever increasing profits, the remaining sections have a small number of areas in dispute.
As was discussed at some length on the Flight Attendants membership conference call on April 30, concepts for cross utilization were also explored by the parties. It must be noted that absolutely nothing has been agreed upon in the area of cross-utilization.  Rest assured we are not taking this lightly and will explore all acceptable avenues.  Nevertheless, we thought it best to give a brief explanation of the “Dual Fleet” concept being explored by the parties and discussed on the membership conference call.
While many details still need to be worked out if the concept is to work, not the least of which being an appropriate compensation package, the “Dual Fleet” system discussed by the parties would establish two fleets into which Flight Attendants would fall: 1). a Standard Range Fleet consisting of any aircraft with a flight range less than a G-IV (e.g., Falcon, Challenger); and 2). a Long Range Fleet consisting of any aircraft with a flight range equal to or more than a G-IV (e.g., Gulfstreams, Globals).  Flight Attendants would either fly exclusively in the Standard or Long Range Fleets, or they could volunteer to become qualified and cross-utilized in both fleets.  Once again, these are just discussions at this point and the concept itself may change before we are able to reach a deal.
We are scheduled to meet again with the mediator and the Company from May 26 to May 29 in San Antonio.