Academy Award Nominee Jessica Chastain Takes Up Flight Attendant Pay Justice on Twitter

Academy Award Nominee Jessica Chastain Takes Up Flight Attendant Pay Justice on Twitter

Actress Jessica Chastain is aghast that flight attendants aren’t ‘getting paid’ throughout boarding, they’re working, how can this be authorized she desires to know?

The American Airways twitter crew defined it succinctly – that is how the union-negotiated contract works – however Ms. Chastain couldn’t fairly fathom this. That must be unlawful, proper?

The Academy Award nominee isn’t alone. A number of flight attendants who learn this weblog really feel they shouldn’t need to serve predeparture drinks since they ‘aren’t getting paid’.

Predeparture drinks are certainly one of two issues that almost all drive premium buyer notion of their cabin crew. The opposite is being addressed by title. For what it’s price my success fee receiving a predeparture beverage has gone up in current months. The way in which the contract is written hasn’t gotten in the way in which of that.

Tips on how to calculate flight attendant pay is probably a tough difficulty. What’s the flight attendant’s office — is it the airport? the crew room? the aircraft? That’s necessary to reply to find out when to start out paying. What if a flight attendant is late off one other flight, and boards after different flight attendants, ought to they be paid much less for working that flight by means of no fault of their very own? Certainly ought to every crewmember on a flight have their pay calculated in a different way?

And what about after they’re working reserve — “on name” moderately than assigned to flights, however paid a minimal variety of hours they most likely don’t work — ought to these hours not be paid since they aren’t on the plane?

These are precisely the form of questions that American’s flight attendants union negotiates over and so they have a standard metric they’ve agreed-upon. Whereas they calculate pay from time of doorways shut, their pay covers required work earlier than that.

Different airways take related approaches. Delta’s flight attendants aren’t unionized, however don’t fear an excessive amount of about them.

I needed to love Molly’s Sport, wherein Chastain performed the lead, as a result of I’m an enormous Aaron Sorkin fan, since he wrote the script and it was his directorial debut. I watched it on a flight final 12 months from Shanghai to Tokyo Narita and was disenchanted.

(HT: @djjohnpayne)