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One Month Special COLA for August 2019 with Medical Benefits at Active Rates

Source: AFA

Date: Jun 25, 2019

Source:  Elines

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the August 2019 bid month. The number of special COLAs that will be awarded has not yet been determined.  Please submit your bid in CCS no later than 0800 Central Time on Monday July 8, 2019. The awards will be published before July 12th. For further details regarding this Special COLA, please refer to the "August 2019 One Month Special COLA Program Information" Document found on Flying Together > Inflight Services > Crew Scheduling. 


Please review Section 15.C and 15.N of the Agreement for further details associated with a Special COLA. This Special COLA will include medical benefits at active employee rates. Pay and vacation longevity are not impacted for step increases. 


Flight attendants interested in this Special COLA should submit their bid via CCS under the "Leaves" drop down menu select - Special COLA. For more information on how to apply for a Special COLA in CCS, please review Special COLA Overview section (starting on page 42) in the "COLA, Jobshare and Multiple Month Partnership Overview" located on Flying Together > Inflight Services > Crew Scheduling. 


Flight Attendants awarded the August One month Special COLA will be required to complete any overlapping assignments into the August bid month as provided in Section 15.B.5.of the JCBA. If you do not wish to fly an overlapping trip you may adjust your schedule through the normal process. 


As provided for in Section 15.B.3, Flight Attendants with Backstage Preference months of August or earlier (February-June) who have not yet attended a Backstage session should pick up a Backstage event in August. Please refer to the Special COLA Program Information for details about scheduling a Backstage event. 

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