L-VX Membership Dues Reminders
As of July 2018, all L-VX members that had completed four months of service as a Flight Attendant became responsible for paying AFA membership dues. The easiest and most common way to pay membership dues is through an automatic payroll deduction. In order to authorize that deduction, you must have legibly filled out and submitted a Dues Check-Off (DCO) Form to AFA.
Medical Leaves July 2019
If you were on a medical leave through July 2018, you became responsible for paying AFA membership dues the month you returned to work.
If you went out on a medical leave during or after July 2018, you are responsible for the first three months of membership dues while you are on leave. You will also be responsible for dues if you earned or used any type of wages (vacation, CBT, sick leave coordination, etc.) during your leave.
AFA membership dues become delinquent 90 Days after a monthly payment is posted to your account. James Ikehara, Council 35 SFO LEC Secretary, has already received dues delinquency reports from the AFA-CWA International Office.
If you are behind on dues, it is likely you have received notices from AFA-CWA in the mail, indicating a balance is due. You may receive more than one notification as subsequent months are not paid and become delinquent. If you don’t have a valid address on file, your letter was sent to your Council 35 officers.
How can I confirm if I owe or how much I owe?
Review your Dec 31, 2018 Paycheck, Union Dues, Year to Date Column.
If you have made all payments in 2018 you will have had $300 deducted from your paycheck. If less than $300 was deducted, the difference is due.
Review your Mar 20, 2019 paycheck, Union Dues, Year-to-Date (YTD) column.
If you are current with your 2019 membership dues, you will have had $150 deducted
from your paycheck, YTD. If less than $150 has been deducted, the difference is due.
Add the amounts from Step 1 & Step 2 = amount in arrears
If you have made any payments directly to AFA, subtract that amount from the amount in arrears above. This will indicate the amount you currently owe.
If you were on medical leave or had not completed four months of service as an Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant, your amounts may be different. Please reach out to James Ikehara for assistance.
If you have further questions about your account, please submit an inquiry to membership services.
How do I pay dues in arrears?
Click the link to pay online:
What if I do not pay?
Paying membership dues is a condition of employment which is defined in §28 of the JCBA. Delinquency will place a member in “Bad Standing” and the member will not be able to attend Union Meetings or participate in any voting activities-including officer elections and voting on TAs. After several months of attempting to collect delinquent dues, a member will be placed at “Standing 5,” which is the designation for the final stage of delinquency and AFA will request discharge for non-payment of dues.
Where can I find the DCO Form?
Click the link below to download the form. It must be filled out and mailed to the address listed at the bottom of the form:
You will also found printed copies in the SFO file room on top of the file cabinets. You may fill it out and place it in the lock box for collection and we will mail it for you.
Additional Dues Resources
Please review the following past communications and website regarding dues:
AFA Dues for Legacy Virgin America 4/30/18
Council 35 News 5/7/18
Council 35 News 6/11/18
Dues Check Off Form Reminder 7/12/18
AFA Membership Services website
Your Council 35 Officers-
Melissa, Aladrian and James