Why AFA

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When you join AFA you join hands with 50,000 Flight Attendants from 20 airlines throughout our industry. In our union, we work together, amplifying our voices to lift the standards for all Flight Attendants.

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AFA Built the Flight Attendant Career

Printable version to share The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), represents 50,000 of aviation’s first responders at 20 airlines. AFA was founded in 1945 as a democratic member driven union by Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants. For over 70 years, the Flight Attendants of AFA have built a career as aviation’s first responders. AFA […]

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Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants

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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 […]

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You pay ZERO dues until after you vote on and ratify your first contract

Signing an AFA authorization card costs you zero. Setting up a nationwide network of Flight Attendants costs you zero. Winning your AFA representation election costs you zero. Negotiating your first contract costs you zero. Access to AFA’s confidential Employee Assistance Program costs you zero. Under AFA’s Constitution and Bylaws, members at newly-organized airlines don’t pay […]

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Milestones

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO Milestones

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Members Helping Members: AFA’s Employee Assistance Program

We’ve all faced moments of crisis in our professional and personal lives, when our problems overwhelm normal coping strategies. AFA makes sure you have someone to talk to – in fact, we train your peers to help you solve your problems without resorting to company involvement. AFA EAP is a confidential resource available to all […]

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We’ve Come a Long Way

We've Come a Long Way

The first Flight Attendants, called Sky Girls, began blazing the trail for our profession in the 1930s, not long after airlines began shuttling passengers across the country. In the early days of our profession, these stewardesses fit a very narrow description: young and single women who were registered nurses and met strict age, height, weight […]

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Flight Attendant Leadership – You Decide

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Do you know someone who always makes your day on the job better and a little brighter; someone you respect and trust? , Our AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws ensure that our union remains in the hands of Flight Attendants where they work. A single AFA member has the power to bring forward ideas to change […]

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