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    Question Union contract sentence interpretation

    Hello. I have a question regarding my union contract. There is a sentence that my supevisor, union rep and I each have different interpretations of. I realize that my opinion may be biased and so I bring the question to you. A little background: I am a flight atttendant. We complete annual training in the month of our hire date anniversary. If, for some reason, training is not completed in the due month one must then complete it in the following month (grace month). Flight attendants bid on desired training dates which are supposed to happen on days off but might be scheduled in place of a work day. I failed to bid for my due month in April. I was awarded an April date anyway. I believe that I should be placed in my grace month, May. But I'm not sure if I'm correct. Here is the sentence that pertains to this situation straight from the contract:

    "A lineholder who fails to bid for, or is not awarded a training assignment in her/his due month will be assigned a training date in her/his grace month on a day off or a scheduled work day if no training is available on the linholder's day off."

    The reason I interpret the above to mean that I should be placed in my grace month is that if one of two events occur, failing to bid (I failed to bid) OR not being awarding a training assignment in my due month then I'm to be placed in my grace month. I believe that everything worded after "grace month" pertains to the grace month. But I may not be correct there either. Please let me know your thoughts, what your opinion of the actual intent is in this sentence and if it could be worded better.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    It does indeed say that if you fail to bid for an assignment in your due month that you will be awarded one in the grace month.

    It does not seem to address the situation where one fails to bid and is given an assignment in one's due month nonetheless.

    Why are you so opposed to doing this in your due month?

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It does indeed say that if you fail to bid for an assignment in your due month that you will be awarded one in the grace month.

    It does not seem to address the situation where one fails to bid and is given an assignment in one's due month nonetheless.

    Why are you so opposed to doing this in your due month?

    The reason is that I was awarded the day after Easter and I prefer to see family/friends over the holiday. It's not a huge deal, actually. It's just that our contract is full of items that could be clarified or worded better.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    As I read the document, you can be scheduled for training either in your grace month or in your due month.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    Thank you, MikeNewYork. Can you explain why?

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    There is an OR in the regulation.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    I see. It's just that once the sentence started referring to the grace month, I thought we were still talking about the grace month unless specified otherwise. For the record, I was assigned to an off day in the due month, April.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    As I read it, that is allowed.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    Ok. Do you read it to mean that I must take the assignment or should have the option to bid in my grace month? Thank you for your input.

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    Re: Union contract sentence interpretation

    I can't find anything that specific. You should ask.

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