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Airport Database for Small, Medium and Large Status

NetJets updated the airport database for small, medium and large status on October 16, 2014.  The changes in size are based on the FAA 2013 enplanement data.   There was an article placed in the NJWOU mid-October, 2014 to advise all of the flight attendants of this change.

The .pdf file of the airport data base for small, medium and large status can be found on the Message Board.  The link to the Message Board can be found at the top of this page.

Any questions, please contact the FAEC at  FAEC@netjetsflightattendants.com

Flight Line 11/23/13

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FAEC-Election Results

Election Results

 

We are happy to congratulate Darcey and Kimberly to the FAEC. 

 

Listed below the results of the Election:

 

We Received 69 Ballots.

Darcey Jameson -53 Votes

Kimberly Jill Mawdsley -52 Votes

Kelli Crandell -27 Votes

Fraternally,

IBT, Local 284

Flight Line 11/21/13

Sick Leave & Calling In Well

Dear Fellow Flight Attendants,

 

A few questions have been asked regarding the use of sick leave and calling in well via the Company blackberry “icon.”

 

Section 10.3 of the Agreement states as follows:

 

“Sick leave with pay shall be allowed whenever a Flight Attendant’s absence is found to have been due to illness or injury and sick leave with pay is requested in writing, consistent with Flight Attendant’s accrual.  The company may require that a Flight Attendant who claims sick leave be examined by a Company designated physician, or that the Flight Attendant provide the Company with a medical doctor’s note from a physician of his choosing as to the expected return to work date. The Company shallassume the expense of the examination by such physicians. If the Company exercises its right to require an examination by a physician of its choosing, the Company shall have sole responsibility for arranging the examination. All examinations shall take place on a regularly scheduled duty day unless otherwise agreed to between the Company and Flight Attendant.”

 

Please note: When calling in well after 1700L time, you should not be charged a sick day for the following day.  However, when you do call in well after 1700L and prior to midnight, be prepared to be assigned duty immediately.

 

For example, if you call in well any time before midnight, the Company may, at its discretion, assign you duty that same day.  If that happens, then that day will NOT be charged a sick day. If no duty is assigned when you call in well, please contact the Company for your following day’s duty assignment.

 

If you have any questions regarding the sick leave, please contact a member of the FAEC.  You may also find your number of sick days accrued (net) to date posted on the Company’s Crew Operations website which shall be updated on the 1st of each month.

 

ALERT!!!

 

BE ALERT WHERE YOUR BAGS, BACKPACKS, PURSES, ETC. ARE LOCATED! Keep them close or left under the watchful eye of a fellow crewmember.  A NetJets Captain recently had his backpack stolen in the restaurant of the Hilton Hasbrouck in TEB.

 

Holiday Scarves and Ties

From Your Flight Attendant Negotiating Committee

 

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we are asking Flight Attendants who wish to wear the scarves and ties choose the colors of GREEN or GREEN themed backgrounds to show our solidarity.  You will see pilots wearing RED for the same reason. The dates for the Holiday ties and scarves are November 25, 2013 through January 6, 2014.

 

Your Negotiations Committee will return to Columbus on December 8 to continue with  bargaining. Please monitor the “hotline” number at

518-556-1316 for any updates with negotiations.

 

FAEC ELECTION BALLOT COUNT

 

Just a reminder that ballots will be counted on November 22nd for the (2) Gulfstream FA positions. Election results will be announced on Friday, November 22nd after the count.

 

Please continue to fly safely and call with any questions or concerns.

 

We wish you and yours a safe and blessed Holiday Season.

 

Your FAEC

 

Local IBT, 284

EVSS

 EVSS

Enhanced Vacation Swapping System

 

Dear Flight Attendants:

 

In the most recent NetJets Operations Update sent to employees on October 24, the Company reminded Flight Attendants that the enhanced vacation swapping system (EVSS) has been online since early August.  We are pleased that the Company has the EVSS up and running and hope that Flight Attendants seeking to swap vacation weeks with others in their fleet have been successful in using the online system.

 

We are also pleased that in an effort to increase the likelihood that a Flight Attendant will be able to swap an awarded week of vacation with another more desirable week for that particular Flight Attendant (a vacation week desirable to one Flight Attendant may not be desirable for another), the Company has agreed to make available additional vacation slots in the system that can be utilized in a vacation swap.  However, Flight Attendants should understand that the Company’s agreement to make additional vacation slots available is not entirely altruistic.

 

Rather, the Company has made it clear that additional vacation weeks opened by it will be done so with the intent of enticing Flight Attendants holding vacations weeks in peak periods, such as during holidays, to swap those weeks with the weeks opened by the Company where less demand is projected.  In such cases, the week vacated by a Flight Attendant who swaps for a week opened by the Company will NOT be opened for swapping by other Flight Attendants.  For example, if a Flight Attendant holds Thanksgiving week as a vacation week and swaps that week for another opened by the Company, the Thanksgiving vacation week slot will NOT be opened for other Flight Attendants to swap into.  Therefore, before swapping a vacation week for one opened by the Company, the FAEC asks that all Flight Attendants first seek to swap with another Flight Attendant so that highly desirable vacation weeks, such as those containing holidays, are not lost to the membership.

 

For help with the EVSS, please consult the “Help” link on the Vacation Swap form or contact bidding@netjets.com with questions, or as always you may contact a member of the FAEC at FAEC@netjetsflightattendants.com.

 

In Unity,

 

FAEC and Teamsters Local 284