Magic Carpet Airlines

1398 WordsMar 13, 20136 Pages
Magic Carpet Airlines Everyone would like to work for a company that’s fair, pays competitively and looks out for their employees. Magic Carpet Airlines is not a company who are practicing those three aspects. They are trying to pay their flight attendants minimal, but still requiring long hours. The flight attendants and the League of Flight Attendants are fighting back and saying they work hard and are worth more. “Magic Carpet Air (MCA) began operations in 1961, serving 2 cities, and grew to serve 18 cities by 1987. River City Airlines (RCA) began in 1969 with service to 4 cities and grew to serve 12 cities by 1987. In January 1987, Magic Carpet Air purchased River City Airlines and merged the two operations. The…show more content…
The union will make sure they have all the proper permits so that if it comes down to picketing they are able to do it. The fourth strategy is settling an issue with unanimous consent from the union. The issues between the union and the Magic Carpet Airlines are that the airlines do not pay their flight attendants duty rig pay, there is no job security, and they weren’t able to use their sick leave when they were sick. They did not agree with the way they had to give a five day notice to swap routes with other Magic Carpet Airlines flight attendants. Their major concerns were their direct wages, they wanted to be paid more and have duty rig, and have job security. These concerns were all determined by surveys that were mailed out to each of the union members, and flight attendants voicing their concerns. The union’s proposed strategic plan it to increase the base wage from 13.00 an hour to 15.45 an hour and after five years the wage would go from 20.20 an hour to 25.55 an hour. Magic Carpet Airlines currently does not have a duty rig pay so that would change to 1 hour pay to 2 hour duty (50%), daily guarantee of 3.25 hours to 4.5 hours. There isn’t job security currently, they would like to change that to contract will still be binding Arbitrator combines MCA seniority list with that of the other airline. Working conditions would go from trip trade leading time from 5 days to 24 hour notice, no shoe allowance to 100.00 a year, no winter coat
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