About AFA Alaska
The Alaska Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents over 5,500 Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. The activities of the union are driven by working Flight Attendants who serve as activists and leaders within Local Councils in Anchorage, Seattle,
Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. For over 65 years, AFA has worked to improve the working conditions, benefits, and pay of Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants through collective bargaining and relentless advocacy.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) is the world’s largest labor union organized by flight attendants for flight attendants. AFA represents nearly 60,000 flight attendants at 18 airlines, serving as a voice for flight attendants at their workplace, in the industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. Simply put, the goal of flight attendants who become part of AFA-CWA is to negotiate better pay, benefits, working conditions and work rules at their airline, and to improve their safety on the job.
AFA-CWA negotiates the best flight attendant contracts in the industry, maintaining and improving wages, benefits and working conditions for flight attendants.
AFA-CWA has strength in numbers and a professional staff to assist flight attendants with workplace, career and interpersonal concerns.
AFA-CWA is a democratic union representing flight attendants at every type of carrier. All AFA-CWA officers are flight attendants who solicit member input on policy and financial decisions.
AFA-CWA is the only flight attendant union that solely represents flight attendants’ concerns within the AFL-CIO, the 13-million-member American labor federation
AFA-CWA shares information and strategies, working in solidarity with flight attendant unions around the world through the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).
AFA-CWA Mission Statement
The Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA-CWA) was founded in 1945 as a democratic member driven union. AFA-CWA’s mission is to unite all professional flight attendants in order to achieve fair compensation, job security, and improved quality of life through organizing, bargaining and political action while serving as the leading voice for a safe, healthy and secure aircraft cabin for passengers and crew alike.
It is a core value of AFA-CWA to promote economic and social justice for all workers through education and action. We are committed to the broadest employment of our members regardless of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
AFA-CWA will continue to preserve and build upon the proud history of our struggles and accomplishments. (Board 2013)
AFA-CWA Board of Directors (BOD)
The AFA-CWA Board of Directors (BOD), the Union’s highest governing body, consists of all AFA-CWA Local Council Presidents from each airline. All MEC Officers (except those who are also a Local Council President) serve on the BOD in an ex-officio capacity. The BOD sets the priorities and policies of the union, determines the annual budget, and oversees all Union activities. The BOD elects and advises the International Officers – the International President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer – who serve four-year terms and administer Union operations.
The BOD meets annually and conducts special meetings and conference calls as needed to conduct the business of the union.
AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws
The AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws is the document that governs our union as a whole. Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws may be accomplished by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of Directors at any meeting of the Board of Directors.