Last week we covered Sections 7.E.7. & 7.E.8 Month to Month addressing (end of month) line adjustments and we outlined the steps that will be taken when adjustments are necessary and applied to a line of flying.
Section 7.E.9. of our JCBA addresses how the contractual provisions apply when a Flight Attendant completes a mutual trade(s) which does not resolve the month to month conflict and she/he does not resolve the conflict through the self-adjustment process. In such an instance, and as outlined in Section 7.E.9. the Company will adjust her/him using the parameters listed below:
a. The adjustment will be the difference in value between the pairing brought into the new month and the pairing in the new month that will be dropped due to the conflict, +/- 3:00;
b. If, as a result of mutual trip trading a Flight Attendant reduces her/his days off, the Company shall be entitled to disregard this reduction for the purpose of adjustment; and
c. If the mutual trade(s) results in the Flight Attendant exceeding an applicable monthly maximum, the Flight Attendant will be considered to have opted above that applicable monthly maximum.
d. If the mutual trade(s) does not result in the Flight Attendant exceeding an applicable monthly maximum, the Flight Attendant will be subject to adjustment in accordance with paragraph 1 above, not to exceed her/his applicable monthly maximum prior to the mutual trade.
e. If the Flight Attendant’s original line award was above the applicable monthly maximum, then she/he will be subject to adjustment in accordance with this paragraph, not to exceed the applicable monthly maximum.