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Secretary Treasurer's Message - 5/6/16
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Secretary Treasurer's Message - 5/6/16

 

The scope payment from December 2015 will be in your May 15th paycheck. The amount will be $170 before deductions. If you had a day of active service during the December 2015 bid month, you will receive a payment. Active service is defined in the same manner as in the CBA 2015 Lump Sum Distribution Letter. Due to software limitations in the company payroll system, it will be labeled “Bonus-Recruitment/Signing.” The $170 paid May 15th is not part of the retro signing bonus—it is a scope payment due under Section 1 of the CBA.

In accordance with CBA 2015 Section 29.B.4., ALPA dues will be charged on your 15th of the month paycheck starting in June. Currently, dues are charged in arrears (i.e. May 15th dues charge is based on April earnings). Per the 2015 CBA, dues will now be based on the current check’s earnings. The good news is you will have a more accurate dues bill and we should see a reduction in the size of outstanding dues balances for pilots going on or returning from leaves of absence, or other interruptions in active service. The bad news is you will have a double dues hit on the June 15th paycheck as we transition to the new provision. You will see May dues (in arrears) and June dues (based on current month income) both being pulled from June 15th paycheck. On your July 15th paycheck, the transition will be complete and you will be charged for current month’s dues on the July 15th paycheck onwards. Your insurance or dues arrangement deductions are currently pulled on the 15th paycheck and will remain on that schedule.

In accordance with the CBA 2015 Lump Sum signing letter, the second installment of your retro signing bonus will be paid on your June 15th paycheck. This should help ease the pain of the dues transition described above. Once again due to limitations in Company programming, the second installment will be labeled “Bonus-Recruitment/Signing” on your paystub.


First Officer Rich Zins
FedEx MEC Secretary Treasurer

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