Record Profits - It's Our Turn
We have sacrificed and worked hard for our airline. We were promised shared sacrifice would equal shared reward. Airline mergers have led to industry profits and it's past time we achieve our fair share of the profits we help create. We are negotiating for our joint contract and we expect it to reflect the world class airline we will create through "shared purpose" for our future. Get negotiations updates and take part in making positive change for our future: OurContract.org
Rest and Duty Time Regulations
AFA has been calling for an overhaul of rest and duty time regulations for years in an effort to put an end to Flight Attendant fatigue. The fatigue studies commissioned by Congress were a part of our effort to build our case for regulations that help avoid fatigue on the job. What we legislate we don't have to negotiate. We are on the verge of lifting rest standards across the industry through our Fight for 10 hours minimum rest and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan. Be a part of this historic campaign built on years of preparation and focused work through deep relationship and experience in Washington - our power in numbers and taking action together will push it over the top. Join the Fight for 10: fightfor10.org
Stop Human Trafficking
Many Flight Attendants have spent sleepless nights after having witnessed something that just didn't feel right on their flight, but without the proper tools to act. No more. Everyone immediately recognizes the horror of human trafficking, but we must turn our outrage into concrete action to stop it. In June 2015 AFA launched a massive public and legislative campaign to achieve 100,000 trained Eyes in the Skies. Together we built a coalition of partners and pushed for action on Capitol Hill. On February 2nd AFA achieved the introduction of the Secure Our Skies Act to fight human trafficking with proper training for aviation workers. We will continue to push until this bill becomes law. HiddenInPlaneSight.org
Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants
No one knows your job and your issues like other Flight Attendants. That's why the Association of Flight Attendants believes we need to unite in one union focused exclusively on Flight Attendants to take full advantage of the leverage we have as a union of Flight Attendants, by Flight Attendants and for Flight Attendants.
Flight Attendants hold every elected position – from your local domicile and the Master Executive Council, to the International union. AFA's three top officers are current Flight Attendants: International President Sara Nelson is a United Airlines Flight Attendant, International Vice President Debora Sutor is an Envoy Air Flight Attendant and International Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Creighan is a United Airlines Flight Attendant.
Our union is organized to represent Flight Attendants only. We also have the support of the Communications Workers of America and the AFL-CIO. These strong ties also extend to our affiliation with organizations like the TTD (Transportation Trades Department). The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, a coalition of 32 member unions, provides a bold voice for workers in every mode of transportation – both in the private and public sector – devoted to protecting middle-class jobs, expanding collective bargaining, and ensuring modern, safe, and secure transportation operations and infrastructure.
Our advocacy has gained the respect of legislators and regulators alike, and AFA is the voice of Flight Attendants on the Hill. We encourage every Flight Attendant to become involved, to raise your voice and be an activist. Run for office. Tell us what you think. Your voice will resonate from your domicile through your airline carrier and to the International union in Washington. In AFA, every Flight Attendant's voice counts.
You want you to be a part of our community and the AFA family and to wear your union pin with pride knowing you will be a part of the largest Flight Attendant union in the world. AFA was the first professional organization to represent Flight Attendants, and it has grown with the passion and experience of its members, nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines. We are Stronger Together; Better Together.
The Strong Voice for Our Profession
For more nearly 70 years, AFA has represented Flight Attendants on the job, on Capitol Hill, before federal agencies and at the bargaining table. With AFA, you are guaranteed that your voice will be heard at every level of the union, and your interests will be represented with your employer and with government officials.
Important AFA-sponsored legislation and rulemaking have included:
• Duty day and crew rest protections
• Minimum staffing on aircraft
• No height, age or gender restrictions
• Women's rights to purser positions
• Partner benefits
• Improved cabin safety, including floor-level exits and less flammability of aircraft
• Improved cabin air quality, including a ban on smoking
• Whistleblower protection
• Equal access to Family and Medical Leave
• OHSA for Flight Attendants
• No Knives on Planes
• Known Crewmember (KCM)
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) is the world's largest labor union organized by Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants.
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