What does the Scheduling Committee do?
The Scheduling Committee meets each quarter to provide input to management concerning trips and schedules. Although individual trips are now being produced by the IBT (pilot’s union), it is the responsibility of the Scheduling Committee to establish the bid line. In determining bid lines, the Scheduling Committee attempts to keep lines consistent especially regarding days off, morning and afternoon trips, 2, 3, or 4 days trips, and many other factors. However, they must take into account Trip credit values, scheduling and marketing changes, aircraft maintenance schedules, and holiday reductions when building lines.
MEC Scheduling Committee Chair
The MEC Chairperson shall: Provide clear direction and coordination to Local Scheduling Committees and each MEC Subcommittee shall communicate with the Local Scheduling Committee Chairpersons, LEC Presidents, and MEC Officers on a daily basis on his/her activities and matters requiring attention, follow up, or escalation. Compose informational and educational articles of interest to the membership and provide them to the MEC Communications Chairperson to be included in MEC communications and posted to the MEC website. Flight Attendant Schedules discuss scheduling problems with the company and will report such problems and resultant discussions to the MEC, maintain written records of agreed upon standards and procedures and shall report to the MEC any proposed or imposed modifications to such practices. Monitor the company throughout the scheduling process for any perceived or potential violations of the Agreement and shall identify these violations to the LEC President of the domicile affected. Always comply with the applicable provisions of the current collective bargaining agreement. Staffing monitor monthly staffing reports and make recommendations to the company for appropriate resolution.
Monitor placement of flying and provide the MEC with evaluations of such placement and its justification. Compile feedback and relay it to the MEC, use domicile feedback to work with the company in resolving the Union’s problems and concerns. Monitor staffing statistics and, where appropriate, establish trends of chronic understaffing for current and future use. Use all information available to eliminate understaffing. Placement of Flying, The MEC Scheduling Committee in conjunction with the MEC Reserve Committee Chairperson will review placement of flying with the intent of resolving the problems that generate such placement. Should specific causes be established, the MEC Scheduling Committee shall work with the company to resolve the Union’s concerns provided that such action does not otherwise negatively impact the Flight Attendants, i.e. surplus, or excessively low block time.