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, 2019 to March 20, 2019.
Crew Chief Self-Demotions
Crew Chiefs desiring to self-demote must submit a written request (N*MIA CC DOWNGRADE) to Administration no later than 2359 hours on March 20, 2019. All AOI forms should be time/date stamped and placed in the Bid box. After this date, these self-demotion requests will be irrevocable and cannot be rescinded.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) to Arlene Lazareno later than 2359 hours on March 20, 2019. All AOI forms should be time/date stamped and placed in the Bid box.