AirframeAS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 9746 times:
I dont think that would be legal, IMO... If DL did really do this, the union would go berserk probably.
They would need to have very, very good grounds for termination. Now if the voluntary UNPAID leaves of absence were 'offered' to the F/As, then it would be illegal termination, but if a F/A took an leave of absence on their own with management approval, then that would probably be different.
But in reality, I dont think DL has fired anyone so its got to be a stupid rumor to get the DL employees and unions on the edge. BTW, sources helps alot too.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 9424 times:
FWIW, all the Delta VLA packages only carry a conditional reinstatement clause. There will be no guaranteed return to active duty at the end of the leave period - that is conditional upon there being spare jobs at the time. Seniority doesn't mean squat.
TOLtommy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 9137 times:
What sense would it make to just terminate all FA's on leave? If there are no positions to come back to, then they don't come back. It wouldn't accomplish anything, only make for more anxiety among the employees.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7425 times:
Delta's flight attendants are not unionized. There was a drive in 2002 to organize, and it was rebuffed with a 73% nay vote. So only the pilots and dispatchers are union.
As far as the voluntary leaves offered after 9/11, the way they work are, if you took a 1 year leave, Delta will try and offer you re-instatement after that 1 year. If the opportunity is not available, then you are furloughed, and recall rights will go into effect for 5 years. You will also have recall right before any other voluntary leave workers.
If you took a 3 year leave, Delta will try and offer you re-instatement after 3 years. If the opportunity is not available, then you are furloughed, and recall rights will go into effect for 5 years. You will have recall rights before the workers who took the 5 year leave, and so on.
So any flight attendants that took the one year leave and could not be recalled are furloughed and awaiting the recall, but I believe most of them have come back already.
Nwfltattendant From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5578 times:
Again, this is a rumor, its not solid, which is why im throwing it out there to see what the a.net community knows. I have never insinuated that this it fact, nor have I denied it. My intention is not to start malicious crap, but just get the truth from those who have it
Skyhawk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5335 times:
To my knowledge there have been none and will be none fired. If things change and I get any knowledge via my husband(he works as LGA now) or a friend of ours that works out of MCO, I will be sure to let all know.
TOLtommy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5323 times:
It might be a rumor, but did you check ANY other sources before posting it? Did you check usvaviation, or even the Yahoo boards? At least do a little homework before posting a rumor that you can substantiate in ANY way.
How would you like it if this title said NWA instead of DL?
Bucky707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5317 times:
I have not heard this rumor. I did hear a while back that no one will be coming back off leave for a while. So even if you took a one year leave, and that year is up, you are not coming back yet. I also seem to remember they were told that was a possibility when they took the leaves, but not sure.
: Yes Bucky, that is correct. When the leaves were offered, there was a lot of people jumping to get at them. Take a leave, but still get flight benefit
: Since there are no sources provided, I agree that the thread should be deleted.....
: I work for AA, And I to have heard this rumor. I always wondered whether it was true or not. Why is it such a big deal for someone to post a so called
: It would depend on the language of the agreements the F/A's signed. i.e. If a F/A agreed to a one year unpaid leave of absence then at the end of that
: If Delta wants to terminate the Flight Attendants on leave, they can, and there is no grounds to sue. They will be eligible for 26 weeks of unemployme