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CWA LOCAL 3645

Date: July 13, 2021  TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings

 

On July 7, 2021, CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT. An agent from GNV was appealing a termination for work performance. The Union argued the agent was given to level 3’s on the same day and that the levels were excessive. After reviewing all the facts, the board ruled the discipline was excessive and that management did not have any documented coaching or counseling for any level of discipline given to the agent. The agent will return to work with full back pay in addition to having to go through ramp and gate training.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for dependability. The company produced progressive discipline and with counseling for all points given to the agent up to termination. The Union argued that some of the points were for Covid 19 testing and a waiting the results.  After reviewing all the facts, the board ruled the agent did not grieve any of the points they received for the covid testing during the allotted time to do so. The board determined the termination was justified and the termination was upheld.

 

An agent from CLT was terminated for a fake doctors note. The company showed documentation that the note that was presented by the agent was fake. The company sent the note to the medical provider who wrote the note and the medical provider verified that they did not write the note and the person whose name is on the note does not work for their company  After reviewing all the facts, the board ruled to uphold the termination.

 

An agent from CLT was terminated for transporting animals that did not belong to the agent and with out paying the cabin pet fees which cost the company revenue. The company presented documentation of 74 separate trips showing the agent and their dependents were transporting animals that were not their own. After reviewing all the facts, the board ruled to uphold the termination.

 

 

 

An agent from CLT was terminated for terminated for aircraft damage after the wing hit the fence during pushback in which the agent was the wing walker. The company argued that the agent did not put the X sign up and alert the pushback driver. The company also presented video of the accident. The company argued that the agent did put up the X sign and did shout STOP on the radio to the pushback driver. The company did not present a statement from the other wing walker as well as from the pushback driver. The board asked to see those statements. The board reviewed the statements and found the statements matched the statements of the agent that was terminated in which the X sign and the word STOP was shouted on the radio. After reviewing all the facts. the board ruled to overturn the termination and bring the agent back to work with back pay.

 

An agent from CLT was given a level 3 for Job performance. The company argued the agent boarded a flight with out the flight crew on the aircraft.  The company also argued the agent is always supposed to verify the minimum crew requirements before boarding. The union argued the passengers never boarded the aircraft because the CA stopped them on the jet bridge and alerted the agent that the FA was not on board. The union also argued that the plane was not searched because there was not a security breach. The passengers never made it past the jet bridge. After reviewing all the facts, the board ruled to reduce the level 3 to a level 1.

 

An agent from CLT was grieving a contract violation Article 4 Section C. The Union argued that the agent had put in for a transfer out of lav to the ramp and there were ramp agents hired after the agent put in the transfer request. The company argued that the agent is part time and that there was no part time ramp agent hired after the agent put in the transfer. After reviewing all the facts, the board ruled there was not acontract violation of Article 4 Section C..

 

 

In Solidarity,

Donielle Prophete – President

D Williams PhD - Executive Vice President Douglas Christian - Vice President

Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer CWA Local 3645