It’s official! Yesterday COO Fred Oxley and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters signed off on a new contract for our flight attendants. The new contract, which was ratified in April by 69% of voting flight attendants, provides a number of enhancements, including improvements to pay and sick leave. This contract also begins a commuter policy, which makes it easier for flight attendants who live outside of their domicile to commute to work.
An additional improvement gives flight attendants the ability to pick up extra hours at any of our crew bases. Until now, when flight attendants wanted to pick up extra flying, they were limited to trips based out of their domicile. However, now a St. Louis-based flight attendant can now pick up trip out of Denver or any of our other crew bases. “The ability to pick up open time at any domicile was a big request from our flight attendants during the contract negotiation process,” said Shonn Clark, Director of Inflight at Trans States. “There were a lot of happy flight attendants when the new policy was announced.”
COO Fred Oxley says that the new contract is representative of the company’s deep-rooted commitment to employee satisfaction, remarking, “We work hard to make Trans States the kind of place where people want to build long-term careers. It’s our hope that this contract will encourage our flight attendants to do just that.”
If you’ve ever thought about becoming a flight attendant, now is a great time to join our company. We are currently hiring for open positions in St. Louis, Chicago, Washington D.C., Denver and Raleigh-Durham. To learn more the benefits of becoming a Trans States flight attendants, or to apply online, please click here.