MEC Grievance Chair Person Teri Davison
“Be an active advocate for the flight attendants.
Always be aware of how they are treated in the workplace.
Be prepared to actively seek solutions. This is a responsibility
of each and every one of us.”
CAUTION! Not every complaint is grievable. Or to put it another way, there’s a difference between gripes and grievances. Some contracts contain management rights clauses which restrict the types of issues which can be successfully grieved. In most cases, you must be able to show that the company’s action violated a specific contract provision or binding past practice.
Grievances address specific violations of contract language or contract practice. In short, a grievance is a problem-solving device. It allows for a constructive and orderly resolution to contract disputes. When trying to distinguish between a grievance and a gripe, it’s helpful to remember a humorous but true statement: Management has a legal right to manage poorly. Just because some management action seems stupid or wasteful to you doesn’t mean that it is necessarily a grievance. The grievance procedure is designed as a process to constructively resolve disputes and questions regarding contract interpretation only.
It is every members responsibility to try and resolve any issues with Spirit management prior to filing a grievance. If you and management are unable to come to a resolution the Grievance Committee is here to assist you.
If you wish to file a grievance please click HERE to visit our Support page and open a ticket in the Support Center