December 26 ALPA Code-A-Phone



MEC CODE-A-PHONE UPDATE - December 26, 2002
This is Roy Freundlich with the US Airways MEC update for Thursday, December 26, with two new items:

Item 1. ALPA discussed the processing of the Affected Pilots List (APL) today with Flight Operations management. The Company will begin calling pilots on the APL in seniority order for the Jets for Jobs vacancies at Midway Airlines. Considering the very short timeframe to fill the January 10, 2003, training class, ALPA and management have agreed that APL pilots who are unable to commit to a class date will not forfeit subsequent job opportunities at Midway Airlines.
If junior pilots fill such vacancies, senior pilots will be able to displace these pilots to achieve relative APL seniority at Midway, but will not be able to displace a more junior APL pilot out of a job at Midway Airlines. An updated Fact Sheet that includes this limited bypass exclusion and other added information is being posted on the MEC website at
Separately, other than filling vacancies at Midway Airlines, the Company has not begun processing APL pilots’ preferences or made available to pilots a preference form to list preferences for employment with MDA, Participating Wholly-Owned Carriers, or Participating Affiliate Carriers as specified in the RA. APL pilots have not been given the opportunity to specify such preferences in accordance with the RA. We will announce the commencement of this process once it becomes available.
Item 2. Informational road shows explaining LOA 83-- Accelerated Small Jets, and LOA – 84 Supplementary Cost Reductions have been scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, January 8, CLT, at the Hilton Executive Park at 12:00 noon.
Thursday, January 9, PIT, at the Embassy Suites at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, January 10, SAN, at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, January 13, DCA, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 14, BOS, at the Hyatt Harborside at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 15, LGA, at the Airport Marriott at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 16, PHL, at the Airport Marriott at 10:00 a.m.
The Negotiating Committee will present details of the Supplementary Cost Reductions Agreement, including explanations of the changes in pilot retirement and benefit programs. All US Airways pilots are encouraged to attend.
Please remember we have 1,356 pilots on furlough, with 392 pilot furloughs scheduled for January 7, and 79 pilot furloughs scheduled for February 4.

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