Day trades within 24 hours are coming back!
We've received a lot of feedback from employees about shift trades. I recently sat down with Mike Klemm, the new President and DGC of IAM District 141, and he also emphasized this is something that agents really want. We understand your desire for more flexibility closer to your shift, and I wanted to be the first one to tell you that effective November 1, 2015, Airport Operations agents can submit for day trades, with management approval, less than 24 hours prior to their shift.
A few details:
§ Cutoff for submission of trade days will be 12 hours prior to the start of the shift to be worked. In locations where there are not administrative constraints, leaders may elect to approve day trades within the 12-hour cutoff window where operationally feasible.
§ Applicable to all Airport Operations agents in the domestic U.S, Guam and Puerto Rico
§ This is only for full day trades and full shift trades
§ Management approval and consent from both trading agents will be required
§ Stations will establish a local temporary manual administrative process until technology can be programmed in 2016
§ All other contractual trade day language still applies
As we work to improve our tools, as well as get everyone transitioned to our eTA scheduling tool, we will revisit the 12-hour cut off time and evaluate whether we can further shorten that window. I would really like to see us get to eight hours, but we also must ensure that we can process these trades and keep our operation running smoothly.
We continue to focus on building a great place to work here at United and we hope this is something that will make your work lives a little easier to manage. If you have questions, please contact your local HR representative or supervisor. Thank you for your continued hard work and commitment to our airline.
SVP Airport Operations