February 27, 2020
TO: All TWU Title III Represented Employees (Fleet Service Clerks)
RE: Special Window Crew Chief Self-Demotion
The AA/TWU Agreement provides for a special fifteen-day (15) window to be established to allow an opportunity for Crew Chiefs to self-demote outside the normal filling of vacancy provisions.
The jobs vacated by the self-demotion process will be awarded on a local airport basis only. If more employees desire to self-demote than those bidding for the jobs, self-demotions will be limited to the number requesting to backfill the positions. If insufficient local bidders are available, the self-demotions will be permitted in seniority order equal to the number of bidders.
In order to accommodate those Crew Chiefs desiring to self-demote and those employees, within the same airport, classification and status, desiring to backfill their positions; the window for Crew Chiefs desiring to Self-Demote will be open for 15 days and will run from March 05, 2020 to March 20, 2020.
Crew Chief Self-Demotions
Crew Chiefs desiring to self-demote must submit a written request (N*MIA CC DOWNGRADE) no later than 2400 hours on March 20, 2020. All forms should be time/date stamped and placed in the BID BOX by the Ramp Bid room located near D21. After this date, these self-demotion requests will be irrevocable and cannot be rescinded.
Crew Chiefs self-demoting through the special self-demotion process will be required to wait for a period of twelve (12) months to bid another regular or temporary vacancy or function as an Acting Crew Chief.
Employees desiring to backfill must submit a written request (N*MIA CC BACKFILL) no later than 2400 hours on March 20, 2020. All forms should be time/date stamped and placed in the BID BOX by the Ramp Bid room located near D21.
Employees replacing an existing Crew Chief will be selected per the procedures outlined in Article 12.
For further information and answers to possible questions regarding this self-demotion process, please see the attached Q & A. If you have additional questions you should contact your supervisor and/or your Local TWU Representative.