For assistance, contact any member of your Local Paycheck Committee at Paycheck@SpiritAFA.com.  You can find a list of Committee Members on your Local Council Committees page.  For your convenience, a list of Committee Chairs and links to the Local Committee lists are below.

The Paycheck Committee, although very important to the Spirit Flight Attendants, is not a specific committee under AFA-CWA.  

This committee was started as an “Ad Hoc” committee formed by your MEC Leadership to establish the need of such a committee.  Established to document the problems which affects the pay concerns of the Spirit Flight Attendants and how to work to resolve these concerns.
 
We have made alot of changes in this short time. We have more work to do!
  • Act in an advisory role to the LEC Officers regarding pay issues
  • Work to actively educate Flight Attendants regarding the compensation section of the contract
  • Answer Flight Attendant questions regarding compensation and help them to interpret the contract in accordance with guidelines set by the LEC and MEC
  • Investigate and respond to Flight Attendant concerns regarding compensation compliance with contract language.
  • Gather information and work with management to satisfactorily resolve each issue.
  • Communicate any unresolved issues and/or potential contract violations to the Grievance Committee on members’ behalf

The Paycheck Committee is available to help you with:

  • Questions about compensation
  • Investigating and responding to concerns regarding compensation
  • Coordination between F/As and the Crew Pay department

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This committee is composed of members interested in serving as a liaison for Flight Attendants
with paycheck issues.

Qualifications include:

  • A lot of patience
  • Math Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills Good organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of  Section 3. Compensation of the contract
  • Ability to attend regular Paycheck Committee meetings
  • Adherence to committee policies, procedures, and standards of ethical conduct
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and personal information
  • Maintenance of member-in-good-standing status
  • Ability to remain in good standing with the company
  • Willingness to do ongoing committee work on a volunteer basis

Purpose and Scope
To help Flight Attendants to interpret and understand the compensation portion of the contract and serve as a liaison between Crew Pay and Flight Attendants.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work to actively educate Flight Attendants regarding the compensation section of the contract
  • Assist Flight Attendants regarding questions and interpretation of the CBA in accordance with guidelines set by the LEC and MEC.
  • Investigate and respond to Flight Attendant concerns regarding paycheck and Crew Pay compliance with contract language.
  • Gather information and work with management to satisfactorily resolve each issue.
  • Communicate any unresolved issues and/or potential contract violations to the Grievance Committee on members’ behalf
  • Refer pay issues to the Local Scheduling Committee for follow-up and resolution

Communication

  • Act as liaison between the membership and the Local Executive Council (LEC) Officers and the MEC Committee Chairperson.
  • Coordinate with the Local Chairperson of the committee regarding all activities
  • Collaborate with other AFA committees as needed
  • Report to the LEC Officers on any discussion with management
  • Recommendations for change should be presented to the LEC Officers in writing
  • Any AFA committee appointed by the LEC and empowered to conduct discussions with management on behalf of the flight attendants must first meet with the LEC Officers prior to forming any agreement to gain the direction of the LEC
  • The committee will not make any policy that conflicts with LEC, MEC, or AFA policy

MEC Paycheck FAQs

Flight Attendants are paid a monthly guarantee of 72 hours (36 hours per pay period). This base is paid on the 15th and the last day of the month.

15th

  • Paid Current months base/guarantee for 1-15th
  • Prior months productivity (+/-) adjusted in current month

30th

  • Paid Current months base/guarantee for 16-30 or 31st
  • Current months reductions made to base (thru 23rd)

*If a Flight Attendant drops a trip(s) or goes on unpaid status on or after the 23rd of the month that brings them below guarantee, the deduction may be made on the month-end check OR on the first check of the following month, at the company’s discretion.

Example 1:

  1. FA’s November line is worth 90 hours
  2. FA is paid 36 hours on 11/15 PLUS Hotel Buy Back (HTBB)/Lead/Per Diem/Overtime from prior month.
  3. FA is paid 36 hours on 11/30.
  4. On 12/15, FA is paid 36 hours for December PLUS 18 hours OT from November (13 hrs Overtime PLUS 5 hrs Salary Half OT.)

Example 2: 

  1. FA’s November line is worth 62 hours.
  2. FA is paid 36 hours on 11/15 PLUS Hotel Buy Back (HTBB)/Lead/Per Diem/Overtime from prior month.
  3. FA is paid 26 hours on 11/30.
  4. On 12/15, FA is paid 36 hours for December PLUS 4 hours OT from November (FA picked up 4 hours from Daily Open Time (DOT) on 11/28 after November payroll submitted.)
The pay committee assist with pay concerns after your check is received and you have made every attempt to resolve this issue with crewpay. 

Contact crewpay@spirit.com AND copy in paycheck@spiritafa.com
Must have “Audited Pay Report”, Pay check in question, original pairing and modified pairing (if applicable) from Crew Trac only.  Please DO NOT use Flica.

Please contact your in-flight supervisor to verify they added the information of the sign-in sheet.

If not, complete an FA Automated Exceptions Report on the Spiritlink.com site.

MEC Paycheck Committee

LAURA PROFANCIK

MEC PAYCHECK COMMITTEE CHAIR

ROBBIE NARA

MEC PAYCHECK COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR

Took Office: July 1, 2017
Term End: June 30, 2020

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it”.  – Henry Ford
 
I have been with Spirit since November of 1999 and have had a sincere passion to make even the smallest difference in the lives of Spirit’s Flight Attendants​ with regards to how paychecks are handled.
 
Since elected in 2015, there has been great strides in movement at this company in regards to be better accounting and transparency of 
compensation issues.  It’s been my personal goal to make any 
change for the positive!  There is so much more to do!
 
We have more to do to make this a better place to work and without
advocacy and passion it cannot be done.  Don’t sit on the sidelines –
Get involved!  REMEMBER YOU ARE THE UNION !

Took Office: July 1, 2017
Term End: June 30, 2020

“There are two primary choices in life: To accept conditions as they exist , or accept the responsibility for changing them. That’s the reason why I became a rep? 

In order for things to change you have to get involved. I remember my mother telling me that if you are not going to do something about it, quit complaining and talking about it. I guess that stuck with me my whole life. This, our job, is a big part of our life. Personally, I want my life to be the best it can be, so I am willing to give my time, make an effort , step up in the position  to make a change for the better. I am a firm believer that no one can change your life but you.”

FORT LAUDERDALE

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