May 11, 2016
DFW CREW FACILITIES
Fellow DFW Pilots,
We recently received reports that the DFW ready reserve room was failing to meet the clean and comfortable accommodations requirement of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Since early March, several extremely dirty, stained, and dilapidated reddish chairs keep finding their way into the DFW crew room and ready reserve room.
Over the past several months, your LEC 083 Leadership has repeatedly addressed the condition of these chairs with Envoy Management. In fact, Management concurred with our position that these chairs are unsuitable and inappropriate for our crewmembers’ use. Unfortunately, the several assurances made by Envoy Management to resolve the problem with these unsuitable chairs have not materialized.
Instead, this past weekend Envoy Management decided to move the three dirty and stained reddish chairs exclusively into the pilot crew room in an attempt to avoid a pending grievance on the condition of the DFW ready reserve room. Management’s short-sighted solution of moving these dirty and stained reddish chairs into the crew room is not only punitive but it is still a violation our CBA.
We understand that the DFW Chief Pilot’s Office ordered new recliners in March. Since these new chairs may not arrive for several more weeks, we have asked Envoy Management to find a more suitable, temporary solution until the new chairs arrive. However, Management has ignored our reasonable request. Therefore, your LEC 083 Leadership Team in coordination with the MEC Contract Compliance Committee Chairman, Michael Froscher, have filed a grievance over the condition of the DFW Crew Facilities. A copy of the grievance is attached to this Newsblast for your review.
As always, if you encounter a situation that is not in compliance with the contract, please contact your LEC 083 Leadership Team immediately. While we can't oversee each of the thousands of operations conducted daily, with your help and continued vigilance we can address and ultimately resolve issues that are contrary to our CBA.
A contract undefended is a contract that is worthless.
Captain Neal Spanier
ENY LEC-083 Chairman
First Officer Kyle Flynn
ENY LEC-083 Vice-Chairman
Captain Pat Couture
ENY LEC-083 Secretary-Treasurer