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What is a grievance? 

A grievance is an actual violation of a provision of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA or ‘contract.’), binding past practice, or just cause for discipline. If an actual violation does not exist, you may only have a “gripe.” 

A grievance has one or more of the following bases:

  1. Violates a contract section.
  2. Discipline is rendered without just cause.
  3. Event in which a Flight Attendant is treated disparately/unfairly/discriminatorily.
  4. Violates past practice.

If you feel you have a grievance, you will need to:

  1. Collect evidence of violation. This can be screen shots of schedule, call logs, disciplinary paperwork issued by the company, emails, or any documentation that supports your grievance. 
  2. Write a detailed statement of the event. This should be done in a timeline and include the Section, paragraph letter and subsections. (Ex: Section 14.2.B. or Section 7.F.1.a.)
  3. Email all information to your LEC President within 21 days of the event. (There is a 30 day time limit to filing grievances. Getting the information to your LEC President in 21 days gives them time to finalize the grievance for filing.)

 To file a grievance, please contact your local council president.