AFA Council 35, which has represented pre-merger Virgin America Flight Attendants based at SFO and LAX, will soon be realigned as part of the merger process. The election process is currently underway in both SFO and LAX for Local Executive Council (LEC) Officers who will represent the Flight Attendants of their respective domiciles. Once the election results are certified on July 31, pre-merger Virgin America Flight Attendants based at LAX will become part of Council 18 (which currently represents pre-merger Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants also based at LAX) and Council 35 will solely represent Flight Attendants based at SFO going forward.
About AFA Committees
AFA has established a series of committees in order to represent Flight Attendant interests in different areas that are important to our profession and the quality of our working conditions. The volunteer Flight Attendants who serve on these committees provide an important level of representation to their flying partners and help to support the LEC Officers within the Local Council.
Each Local Committee is led by a Local Committee Chairperson and may also have Local Committee Members based on the workload and need of the committee. All of these positions are appointed by the LEC Officers. The Local Committee Chairperson works with the Master Executive Council (MEC) Chairperson of the committee, who is responsible for coordinating the activities of the committee across the entire airline.
Local AFA committee positions include:
- Air Safety, Health, & Security Committee (ASHSC) Member
- Benefits Committee Member
- Communications Committee Member
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Professional Standards Committee Member
- Government Affairs Committee Member
- Grievance Committee Member
- Hotel Committee Member
- Inflight Service Committee Member
- Reserve Committee Member
- Retirement Committee Member
- Scheduling Committee Member
- Uniform Committee Member
In addition, Local Committee Chairpersons have additional duties and responsibilities that can be viewed by clicking here.
Interested in Getting Involved?
Further AFA email communications about how to express interest and get involved as a Local Committee volunteer will be coming out over the next month. In the meantime, you can review the volunteers page of the AFA Alaska website for additional information.
If you are interested in serving as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Professional Standards Committee Member, this particular position involves an application process. You may review the informational page on the AFA International website for more information and complete the online EAP representative application if interested.