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- This topic has 7 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated 3 months by Brent Coates (SIA Rep).
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084938November 26, 2022 at 8:33 am #15201
I would love to know what the company’s plans are for ensuring their flight attendants get paid a liveable wage, as well as to be paid for ALL of the work we do. If we are required to be checked into the plane and perform a multitude of work tasks before the main cabin door is closed, we should be paid for that time, just like with any other job. If we are required to leave our house, put on our uniforms, and be on the plane, why don’t we get paid for it?! Why is the railroad act still in place? This company is overworking us and stealing our time by not fully compensating us for our work.Ivy MurphyNovember 26, 2022 at 1:24 pm #15206
Absolutely we are always pushing for more money! We do have a few different policies we are pushing for to give you more money for the work being done! As soon as we have one set in stone we will announce it! The railway act only says that we will come to the table and negotiate not what we can ask for! So we will push forward to achieve better work rules and pay!
Erika RobertsonNovember 28, 2022 at 1:58 pm #15208
- This reply was modified 6 months by Ivy Murphy.
Since the Railway Labor Act is a federal law, the best resource to have it removed would be to contact your congressman or congresswoman. Until the federal law is changed, all US airlines will continue to pay using the same pay structure as SkyWest which is the majority of your pay is based on flight hours as opposed to duty hours. One US airline (Delta) currently has boarding pay and we have been in talks with the Company regarding adding boarding pay since Delta began their current pay program. We were very hopeful that other airlines would quickly follow suit, but several airlines have recently ratified multi-year contracts without boarding pay. Nevertheless, we are pushing forward with our talks with the Company regarding compensation for all of our time spent on the plane.054028February 25, 2023 at 6:27 pm #15878
When will we have an answer as to where does the company stand when it comes to boarding pay? time keeps passing by and we don’t hear anything about the issue.Aisha NorwoodFebruary 25, 2023 at 7:11 pm #15879
There’s a big difference between the credit for MSP trips vs SLC. You can barely get 100hrs and all high paying trips have 4 or 5 legs per day. Why do some bases get higher credit trips? We also hope to see boarding pay soon.Brent Coates (SIA Rep)February 25, 2023 at 9:03 pm #15884
Thanks for your engagement.
There are several reasons why different bases have different credit trips, but the short answers are 1) routes and routing that the base can cover that is a direct result of 2) staffing available from the base. Much of it though is related to the routes our partners ask is to fly out of specific bases.
As for Boarding Pay, we are continuously advocating for our Flight Attendant group and increased compensation.
All the best,
Brent054028February 27, 2023 at 12:58 pm #15890
Brent can you please respond to my message?
When will we have an answer as to where does the company stand when it comes to boarding pay? time keeps passing by and we don’t hear anything about the issue. There has been months since boarding pay started for DELTA and we still hear nothing from the company. Can you please tell us?Brent Coates (SIA Rep)February 27, 2023 at 2:19 pm #15894
I believe I did respond specifically to the Boarding pay question, we are in a continuous state (because we are not a Union I might add) of discussions with the Company regarding any and all compensation related items.
When will we hear back from the Company? We hear back from them on a regular basis as well. I don’t know specifically if or when any compensation related discussions will result in an agreement. I’m not being snarky when I say, if I could predict in the future when someone or something else was going to be doing something I would be a very rich person!!
What I can say is that we are pushing hard. Worth noting that I mentioned in another post on the Forums last week is that Delta makes more money in six months, then SkyWest has been able to accumulate ($2Billion) in 50 years of existence. We aren’t dealing with the same type of figures and numbers that they are. Which is why they were able to do Boarding Pay and give their FAs a raise.
If we do get Boarding Pay and are the second airline to do so before even American, Alaska, United, SouthWest, or any of our Regional competitors, what would that say about this SIA Board? I think it would say a lot.
Hopefully, we will have an answer sooner rather than later.
Thanks so much!
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