New Hire Committee
Introduces AFA to new hire flight attendants.
- What does the New Hire and Mentor Committee Do?
- Why Would I Contact the New Hire and Mentor Committee?
- Links to Information and Guides
- Who Do I Contact for Assistance?
- AFA Committees are staffed by member flight attendants, if you have the desire to be a part of this committee or a different AFA Compass Committee, please let your LEC and MEC officers know.
- New Hire and Mentor Committee News
What Does the New Hire and Mentor Committee Do?
Changing jobs is a challenge for most people and that is especially true if you are entering the airline industry for the first time. New hire flight attendants quickly learn that this is not a 9 to 5 job and much of what it takes to have a successful airline career is learned on the job and often on their own. The new hire committee is a resource for you to ask questions and share ideas to make the transition to the industry and Compass smoother.
Purpose and Scope
This committee shall be responsible for monitoring all problems specific to new flight attendants.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist with reserve contract Interpretation and facilitating reserves” interaction with crew scheduling.
- Educate reserve flight attendants as to contract provisions applicable to reserve flight attendant status.
- Track the reserve rotation and its effect on the seniority list.
- Be available during bid protest periods to answer flight attendants’ questions.
- Monitor all reserve concerns on a local basis.
- The Committee shall develop and implement a system to assist the integration of new hires into the membership of the union. This may include a “buddy system” pairing new hires with present flight attendants who can answer questions concerning the union and the reserve system and the contract in a satisfactory manner.
- The Committee Chair should coordinate with the LEC President when the opportunity to speak to new classes arises. There should be a portion of the union presentation devoted to the reserve section of the contract.
- Committee members are responsible for coordinating with the LEC chair, who shall report to the LEC officers and MEC chair. The LEC President shall coordinate with the LEC Scheduling Chair regarding any reserve scheduling issues, and the LEC Grievance Chair on any grievances which should be filed on behalf of reserves.
- The committee shall report to the LEC officers on any discussions with management.
- The committee will act as liaison between the membership and the LEC.
- The committee shall not make a policy which conflicts with the LEC or AFA-CWA policy.
- Recommendations for change shall be presented to the LEC officers in writing.
- Any AFA-CWA committee appointed by the LEC and empowered to conduct discussions with management on behalf of the flight attendants must first meet with the LEC officers prior to forming any agreement to gain the direction of the LEC.
Why Would I Contact the New Hire and Mentor Committee?
If you are new to Compass or new to the airline industry, you will discover the flight attendant career is unique. You will spend much of your time being independent, away from the eye of a supervisor. Such freedom can create some challenges.
When transitioning from a ‘typical’ day job to that of being on a flight crew, mentors with flying experience can be extremely helpful.
Information and Guides
- Before and After Our First Contract – Overview
- Why Did Compass Airlines Flight Attendants Need a Union? (Personal letter)
- What Is AFA – Quick Overview
- Question and Answers
- Membership – Quick Overview
- Personal Letter Supporting Organizing
- New Hire Committee Description
- New Hire Committee Page
Contact the New Hire Committee
- Quick Submit – New Hire Assistance Request
- Committee Roster
- New Hire Committee E Mail: email@example.com
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