What Do AFA Committees Do?
Members of AFA Committees serve in three primary roles.
- An Expert – Serve as the subject matter expert on the committee’s primary area of responsibility.
- A Resource – Act as a resource about their area of expertise and work to actively educate and empower Members
- A Voice – Work as a liaison between Members and the Local Executive Council, Master Executive Council, and management involving matters related to the committee.
When Should I Contact A Committee Member?
Don’t hesitate to contact a Committee Member any time you have a question or might need their help or assistance with an area of their Committee’s expertise. Not sure who to contact? Visit the Contact AFA Page for more information.
How Can I Get In Touch With A Committee Member?
You can find Committee Member contact information on each Local Council’s Committee page.
Air Safety, Health and Security (ASHS) Committee – Coordinates write-ups on safety issues. Works with management representatives to ensure Flight Attendant safety in the workplace.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Professional Standards Committee – Provides information and assistance to Flight Attendants needing support on personal issues. Receives and acts upon information regarding the professional conduct of Flight Attendants.
Grievance Committee – Represents Flight Attendants in discipline and contract disputes.
Legislative Affairs Committee – Works on the State level to establish working relationships with senators and representatives to further the legislative interests of the Flight Attendants. Educates the Flight Attendants on the importance of legislative action.
Hotel Committee – Works with management representatives in establishing adequate hotels for layovers per the AFA-CWA contractual language, and monitors Flight Attendant write-ups of violations.
Uniform Committee – Works with management representatives to ensure contractual language is adhered to regarding Flight Attendant uniforms. Provides input and direction to any changes in uniform standards.
AFA-CWA Mobilizer – Works closely with the local officers and negotiating committee designee to inform membership of what leadership is doing on their behalf while in contract negotiations. Also acts as a membership resource providing effective communication between the LEC and the membership. Information is distributed while working flights, in crew lounges and on layovers.
Membership Committee – Maintains and coordinates accurate local council membership information with the AFA-CWA Membership Department at the International office.
Scheduling Committee – Provides input to and coordinates with the company scheduling department in reviewing the Flight Attendant schedules and contract legalities.
Reserve Committee – Serves as a liaison to all reserve Flight Attendants, representing their particular concerns and issues.
Newsletter Editor/Electronic Communications – Responsible for timely communications to the membership. Write, edit, produce, distribute local council newsletter, develops AFA-CWA website and e-mail news list.
Workers’ Compensation – Maintains and provides information to Flight Attendants regarding worker compensation claims and benefits.