Tag Archives: Kincare

Arbitrator Rules Against California Agents Continuing Fight For Kincare

An Arbitrator recently denied two grievances regarding our CA members' rights under Labor Code 233, otherwise known as Kincare. First, he denied the grievance of a SAN agent, who the Company had claimed attempted to utilize 29.9 hours under the Kincare provision. The Arbitrator then stated under "Discussion and Conclusions" that,

"The Company needed to ensure it was both protecting and fully

San Diego City Ordinance Leads To Company Policy Changes

The tide continues to turn in our favor regarding CA sick leave laws. This, specifically, was the result of filing claims with the city of San Diego regarding their own city ordinance providing "protected" sick leave similar to Labor Code 233(Kincare). The company has posted this memo at the SAN station in addition to emailing SAN members. We have won …

Kincare Update: Senator Bradford Sends Letter Of Support

In April of this year the TWU California State Conference, which includes representatives of our own local 555 in addition to Local 556 and others met with state representatives in Sacramento to discuss the many issues facing our unions. The primary issue addressed by locals 555 and 556 were the Company's misapplication of California's sick leave laws, specifically Kincare. As …

Changes to California Kincare

Kin Care is Now California Paid Sick Leave: A Protected Sick Leave

California agents received notice from Southwest Airlines in March and April that "beginning January 1, 2016, the California Kin Care law has been modified to include "self" as an option when using Kin Care." This and other amendments were made which impacted the Healthy Workplace …