Since ratification of the CBA 5 months ago, IFCs have gone from no real way to challenge the Company, to building up a powerful grievance process.
77 contract grievances have been filed – These include many group grievances affecting multiple IFCs, and some that affect all like Late Reserve and Critical Coverage.
29 disciplinary grievances have been filed – These include both discipline and discharge grievances.
The Grievance Committee and TWU Leadership have been meeting with the Company to determine next steps on these grievances.
Discussions have already taken place with the Company over appx. 20 of the disciplinary grievances under CBA Article 20.H, with 2 grievances resolved.
We expect to see more resolutions for individual IFCs in the near future (so IFCs can return to work).
VP Inflight Hearings under Article 21.A.3 have been held over appx. 35 contractual grievances, with 10 more to be heard this week. – After our first meeting on 25 contractual grievances, we are in the process of resolving 22 of these grievances! The Company has agreed to stop these contractual violations, plus compensate IFCs in many cases.
Through discussions, many other issues have been resolved by the Company without having to file a grievance.
Over 100 Union representatives have been trained, representing IFCs in hearings and investigations.
Behind these numbers are thousands of hours of collective work by your Grievance Committee
Behind the scenes, a lot of work has gone into putting information together to support these grievances. This is why the information you submit, as IFCs, is so critical. We can only fix issues if we know about them—and the more information you provide, the better we can fight your case.
Our efforts have paid off, as we have been able to work through many of the cases to find resolutions and uphold our CBA. We will continue to reach out to IFCs on an individual basis regarding their submissions.
We Continue to Move Forward to Build Our Local
Without a Union, and without our CBA, we would have never achieved the ability for a grievance process.
The number one reason we pay Union dues is to fund our grievance and arbitration process so that we can uphold our Contract.
Join our fight. Sign up today to be a founding member of our TWU Local 579. The more unified we are as a membership, the stronger we can be to fight the Company.