ALPA Integrated Seniority List (ISL) Award Decision

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September 5, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen:

On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, ALPA sent all United pilots a copy of the Integrated Seniority List (ISL) Award decision made by the Arbitration Board. ALPA’s ISL Arbitration Board based their decision on the proposed October 1, 2010 “snapshot” date for the purposes of assessing status, category and measuring longevity. In the decision the Arbitration Board emphasized that the ISL needed to consider and incorporate all three factors. Although slightly different than what was proposed by the ALPA pilots, the Arbitration Board determined that a weighting of 65% status and category and 35% longevity blended the two pilot groups most fairly and equitably from the top of the list to the bottom.

We would like to congratulate our Sisters and Brothers at ALPA on concluding their Integrated Seniority List Arbitration.

We have received many questions that the pilot’s ISL would affect us when it was time to prepare our ISL. We would like to remind everyone that the pilot’s ISL has nothing to do with our list. Once we have achieved the best single Flight Attendant Contract our Seniority Integration Committee, comprise of 2 Members for each subsidiary, will merge our seniority list using the guidelines outlined in our AFA Constitution and Bylaws.

Now, we should hope management will turn their attention to concluding our Single Contract Negotiations and dedicate their attention and resources to concluding an Agreement for Flight Attendants in order for the company to truly capitalize on all synergies in their merger.

In Solidarity,

Suzanne Hendricks
Continental Micronesia
MEC President

Marcus Valentino
MEC President

Greg Davidowitch
MEC President