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CWA LOCAL 3645

Date: March 21, 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

  On February 26th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for time clock fraud.  The Company accused the agent of stealing time. The company did not provide proof the reason for termination was justified. The termination was overturned

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 1 for not wearing a seatbelt. The board ruled to overturn the level 1 and bring the agent in for a documented coaching.

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 1for not wearing a seatbelt. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the  Level 1 was justified.

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for falsifying a doctor’s note. The company proved the doctors note was altered After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the Company terminated for Just Cause.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for falsifying a doctor’s note. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the Company terminated for Just Cause.

 

 In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President,

Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President

Donielle Prophete  - Vice President

Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer  CWA Local 3645 

CWA LOCAL 3645

Date: February14, 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings                                                                      

On February 12th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance.  The Company charged the agent with violating the zero-tolerance policy by cursing at their manager. The agent denied the accusations and had two witness statements that said they didn’t hear the agent curse. The Company had two MGT witnesses that stated they did hear the agent curse. The Union argued that the agent was being targeted because agent was not liked by the Company because of previous ethics complaints. The Company argued that the Union’s statements were not true and that they had witnesses to agent’s aradic behavior. After reviewing all the facts, the Board could not agree so the case dead locked. This case will be sent to the CWA District 3 Staff Representative for review for arbitration.  

An agent from ILM was appealing a termination for travel pass violations. The Company charged the agent with violating the travel pass rules by taking modeling jobs and using their travel pass privileges for said jobs. The Company presented copies of the agents Facebook page where the agent posted about various modeling jobs. The Union argued that the Company did not provide proof of payment for said jobs and that anybody can make claims on Facebook but it not be true. The burden of proof lies on the Company and the Union argued that the Company did not prove just cause. The Company also claimed the agent flew and called out sick while flying. After review of the facts, the agent flew home at 9 am and their shift wasn’t until 8 pm. According to the Piedmont Policy and Procedures manual, Section 19. #2 – an employee must make certain that they are able to return with enough time to report to work for their next scheduled shift when flying. The Union argued that the agent arriving at 9 am was more than enough time for them to get to work at 8 pm, so calling in sick that evening did not violate the travel policy. After reviewing all the facts, the board decided to return the agent back to work with no back pay and suspension of travel privileges for six months. The agent can’t have any travel violations (for Just Cause) for six months following the 6 months suspension.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for taking a passenger’s phone home instead of turning in to a manager when found. The Company claimed the agent stole the phone and then charged the passenger $100 to return it. After reviewing all the facts and evidence, the board determined that the termination was justified and the termination was upheld.

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for falsifying a doctor’s note. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the Company proved their case. The termination was upheld.

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for falsifying a doctor’s note. The Doctors office verified that their office did not supply said note and pressed charges against the agent for submitting a note with their doctor’s office on it. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the Company terminated for Just Cause.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for falsifying a doctor’s note. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the Company terminated for Just Cause.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 3 for work performance for aircraft damage. The Company said the agent did not park the jet bridge correctly which caused the aircraft to drop causing financial damage to the aircraft. The agent claimed they didn’t park the jet bridge crooked. The Union argued the Company could not provide evidence that it was the agent who moved the jet bridge and they claimed that aircraft MTC was on board and they believed someone else moved the jet-bridge because the agent had clocked out for the night. The Company argued that it had to be the agent when they parked the bridge after the plane arrived. The damage was not found until 1.5 hours later.  After reviewing all the facts, the board dead locked. This case will be sent to the CWA District 3 Staff Representative for review for arbitration. 

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President,

Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President

Donielle Prophete  - Vice President

Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer  CWA Local 3645 

 

CWA LOCAL 3645

Date: JAN 21,2020   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

                                                                    

On Jan 8, 2030 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

 An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance. After reviewing all the facts the board deadlocked and this case will be sent to CWA National for review for arbitration.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 3 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that discipline the company issued was justified however the level was severe. The board voted to reduce the level 3 to a level 1.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance. After reviewing all the facts, the board dead locked, and this case will be sent to CWA National for review for arbitration.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 2 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board deadlocked this case will be sent to CWA National for arbitration.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 3 for work performance.

This case was not heard as a result of the company walking out of System Board. Subsequently a contractual grievance was filed against the company for violating the System Board Article of the contract. The company decided to settle contractual grievance and the agents level 3 was reduced to a level 2.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 1 for work performance.

This case was not heard as a result of the company walking out of System Board. Subsequently a contractual grievance was filed against the company for violating the System Board Article of the contract. The company decided to settle contractual grievance and the agent’s level 1 was reduced to a coaching.

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President , Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President          Donielle Prophete  - Vice President , Shaquelle Baker - Sec /Trea  CWA Local 3645 

 

 

 

 

CWA LOCAL 3645

Date: JAN 22,2020   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

                                                                    

On Jan 22, 2020 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for submitting a doctor’s note that was fake. After reviewing all the facts, the board decided that the company did not prove that the doctors not was fake. Termination was reversed and agent will be brought back to work.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for submitting a doctor’s note that was fake. After reviewing all the facts, the board decided that the company did prove that the doctors not was fake. Termination was upheld.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the termination followed progressive discipline and was justified.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 3 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts, the board decided that the discipline did not warrant a level 3. The board reduced the level 3 to a coaching.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 2 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts the board determined the company did not prove the level was justified. The level was removed.

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 3 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined the company did not prove the level was justified. The level was removed.

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President , Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President          Donielle Prophete  - Vice President , Shaquelle Baker - Sec /Trea  CWA Local 3645 

Date: November 13 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

                                                                    

On November 13th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a coaching for work performance.  After reviewing all the facts. The board dead locked. This case will be sent to CWA District 3 Staff Representative for review for arbitration.  

 

Another agent from CLT was appealing a coaching for fingernails being out of compliance. The board determined that the coaching was justified.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a coaching for work performance. After reviewing all the facts the board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed the coaching was justified.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a coaching for work performance. After reviewing all the facts the board determined that the company did not present enough evidence that showed the coaching was warranted.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 2 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company did present enough evidence that showed the level 2 was justified.

In Solidarity,                                                                                                              

Anthony Barden - President , Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President                                                 Donielle Prophete  - Vice President , Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer  CWA Local 3645 

CWA LOCAL 3645

Date: August 20 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

On August 14th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for a positive drug screening.  After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that the termination was justified.  Please note CPD oil will test positive in a drug screening.

 Another agent from CLT was appealing a termination for a positive drug screening.  After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that the termination was justified.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 2 for work performance. The agent did not show however After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed progressive discipline was followed and the level 2 was given appropriately.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for violation of the company’s zero tolerance policy. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the termination was justified. Termination was upheld.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 2 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board deadlocked this case will be sent to CWA National for arbitration.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a level 3 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed level 3 was justified.

 An agent from CLT was appealing a level 1 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company did not present enough evidence that showed that the level 1 was warranted.

.An agent from CLT was appealing a level 2 for dependability. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed level 2 for dependability was justified.

In Solidarity,    Anthony Barden - President , Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President                          Donielle Prophete  - Vice President , Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer  CWA Local 3645 

Date: June 6 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

On June 6th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline. After reviewing all the facts. The agent was on a medical leave of absence. Agent was called in and terminated while on leave of absence. The board unanimously determined that the company terminated the agent without just cause because according to the policy & procedures policy, section 5 – required learning path training – courses must be taken within the quarter in which they are assigned (with the exception of new hire employees or employees returning from leave of absence). The termination was overturned without backpay. The reason the agent did not receive backpay was because they were on leave and was not missing pay.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 1 for work performance – seat belt violation. After reviewing all the facts, the board unanimously determined the company did not present evidence that supported the violation of the seatbelt compliance. The level 1 was removed.

An Agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline. After reviewing all the facts, the agent had multiple repeated work performance violations. The board determined that the agent was given numerous opportunities to correct the behavior and the agent failed to do so. The termination was upheld.

An Agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline.  After reviewing the facts, the board determined that the Company shared some of the responsibility in the agent’s non-completion of the learning hubs because both parties admitted that the agent asked to do the learning hubs while at work and was denied, as well as the agent left early on some nights where they could have stayed until their out time to complete while at work. For this reason, the termination was overturned with no back pay and any learning hub infractions to occur in the next 6 months would constitute an immediate termination.

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 3 and 6 points assigned for a two-day dependability call out. After reviewing all the facts, the agent applied for FMLA to cover the points but was denied FMLA. In light of the denial, the Board determined the company followed their documented policy on dependability. The level 3 and dependability points were upheld.

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                            Darryle Williams PHD - Executive Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                    Donielle Prophete - Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                            Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer CWA Local 3645 

Date: May 29 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

On May 29th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held the System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline. After reviewing all the facts, the agent was already on three level 3 performance finals when they received the non-compliance corrective. The Company was able to prove the agent was give multiple opportunities to correct their behavior before deciding to terminate. The board ruled the termination would be upheld. Agent was called in and terminated while on leave of absence. The board unanimously determined that the company terminated the agent without just cause because according to the policy & procedures policy, section 5 – required learning path training – courses must be taken within the quarter in which they are assigned (with the exception of new hire employees or employees returning from leave of absence). The termination was overturned without backpay. The reason the agent did not receive backpay was because they were on leave and was not missing pay.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline. After reviewing all the facts, the Company presented documents that proved progressive discipline but the Union’s argument was the company had given other agents multiple opportunities to correct their behavior, meanwhile this tenured agent was not given the same amount of chances as his/her peers. The Board deadlocked on a decision because it appeared to be favoritism from the Company on what agents were given more chances than others. The Unions position is to be consistent with discipline in an effort to prevent the look of favoritism.  This decision will be sent to the CWA Staff Rep for arbitration consideration.

An agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline. The Company claimed they terminated the agent based on progressive discipline. The agent had an automatic level 3 from a tug/aircraft accident and that was it. The Union’s argument was the Company had shown discipline for the previous agents that resulted in multiple level 3’s, but this agent wasn’t afforded a second chance after this being their first time defaulting on the learning hub. The Board unanimously ruled that although the agent did have a level 3, the Company had already showed the practice of giving the two previous agents multiple opportunities to correct their behavior. The termination was overturned. Agent will be reinstated without backpay.

An Agent from CLT was appealing a termination for a failed drug test. After reviewing all the facts, the agent had under 5 years of service so only the issue of whether the employee engaged in the alleged misconduct took place could be considered (CBA- Article 20, E). The Board ruled to uphold the termination.

An Agent from CLT was appealing a termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline.  The Company said they followed progressive discipline because the agent already had a level 3. However, the agent was on a documented leave of absence until April 4. The first day back, the agent completed the learning hub but was later terminated for non-completion by the 31st.  After reviewing all the facts, the board unanimously determined that the company terminated the agent without just cause because according to the policy & procedures policy, section 5 – required learning path training – courses must be taken within the quarter in which they are assigned (with the exception of new hire employees or employees returning from leave of absence). The termination was overturned and the employee will receive full back pay.

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 2, work performance, for failure to pack a checked animal in the cargo bin correctly. The agent said they did pack it correctly and the Company said it was reported that a bag was on top of the animal.  After reviewing all the facts, the agent said the bag might have fallen while in transport. The Company admitted that it was a possibility that the bag could have fallen but because the out station reported it, they felt they had to write the agent up. The Board ruled that there was no sure-fire way to prove that the bag couldn’t have fallen, so the Company should have used this as a learning opportunity and coached the agent. The level 2 was reduced to a coaching.

An agent in CLT was appealing a level 1 they received for damaging a scanner. The agent was loading carry-on luggage and the scanner fell off of their wrist and hit the grown.  The Board ruled that the agent was doing their job and using the scanner exactly how it was supposed to be used and should not be penalized for the strap breaking. All parties agreed the agent was not horse playing or acting negligent with the scanner. The level 1 was removed

An agent from CLT was appealing their termination for work performance – for not completing the FAA mandated Dangerous Goods learning hub by the March 31st deadline. The Company provided evidence of progressive discipline and the agents representative stated the agent just wanted their job back.  After review of the facts, the Board ruled to uphold the termination.

 

 

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                                      Darryle Williams PHD - Executive Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                Donielle Prophete - Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                  Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer CWA Local 3645 

Date: May 21 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

 On May 8th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 3 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed progressive discipline was followed and the level 3 was given appropriately.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 1 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed progressive discipline was followed and the level 1 was given appropriately.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 1 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed progressive discipline was followed and the level 1 was given appropriately.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 1 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company did not present enough evidence that showed the level 1 was justified the level 1 was removed.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Coaching for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the company presented enough evidence that showed the coaching was given appropriately.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Termination for work performance. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined the company followed progressive discipline. Termination was upheld.

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                          Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                Donielle Prophete  - Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                          Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer  CWA Local 3645 

Date: March 31 2019   TO: CWA Local 3645 Members

From:  CWA Local 3645   Subject: System Board Hearings   

                                                                    

On March 27th, 2019 CWA Local 3645 held System Board of Appeal in CLT.  

An agent from CLT was appealing a Level 2 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined that the level 2 was excessive and reduced the level 2 to a level 1.

 

An agent from CLT was appealing a Termination for work performance. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined the company followed progressive discipline. The company also showed that this agent was given multiple opportunities to avoid termination. The termination was upheld.

An Agent from CLT was appealing a level 2 for work. After reviewing all the facts, the board determined that the agent was given a repeat level 2 which was no progression in discipline. Repeat level 2 was upheld.

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 1 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The board determined the company did present evidence which that supported the level 1. The level 1 was upheld.

An agent from CLT was appealing a level 2 for work performance. After reviewing all the facts. The Board determined the Level 2 was excessive and the  level 2 was reduced to a level 1.

In Solidarity,

Anthony Barden - President CWA Local 3645                                                                                                                Darryle Williams PhD - Executive Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                  Donielle Prophete  - Vice President CWA Local 3645                                                                                            Shaquelle Baker - Secretary /Treasurer  CWA Local 3645