Join Us

Gaining representation by the Association of Flight Attendants is a “bottom-up” process that begins with committed Flight Attendants willing to reach out to their colleagues and spread the good news about the benefits of union representation and a legally binding contract.

Are you ready to make that commitment, to change the game for you and your Flight Attendants partners at your airline?

If so, tell us about yourself, your airline and your colleagues. Send an email to info@yourafa.org and tell us of your interest. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address, as well as the name of your airline and your domicile.

To help us help you, please include this important information:
•    Have you ever belonged to a union or been involved in an organizing campaign?
•    How many Flight Attendants are at your airline, and at what domiciles?
•    Have you spoken with other Flight Attendants about organizing, and how much interest in organizing have you found?
•    Has your airline management set up a Flight Attendant “committee” to make you feel as if you have a say? What’s it called?
•    Are other work groups at your airline represented by a union?

Tell us about the situation at your airline:
•    List the top reasons why you are seeking representation with AFA.
•    List the top improvements you’d like to see in a first AFA contract.

Once we receive your email, an AFA representative will contact you. You will have taken the first step toward having an independent voice on the job and gaining a legally binding contract. Send your email to info@yourafa.org.

 

Know Your Organizing Rights

Voice @ WorkUnion organizing activity is protected under the Railway Labor Act, the federal law that governs labor relations in the airline and rail industries. Employees have the right to determine who their union representative is, without interference or coercion from their employer or their employer’s representatives.

The following guidelines will help you know your rights, and to stay within the prescribed limits for such activity.

• You can talk about the union while you are at work, just like you can talk about the weather, your family or the latest sports scores. Like any other conversation, it should not interfere with work duties.

• Organizing activity, like soliciting your co-workers to sign an AFA representation card, should be limited to non-work times in non-work areas. This means before and after work, or while on a layover, but generally not onboard the aircraft. Also, the crew lounge and other non-work areas at the airport are okay for such activity unless the company has specific, non-discriminatory rules in place that prohibit such activity. Any other location away from work is fine.

• Supervisors must not intimidate, coerce or interfere with you in any way for conducting such organizing activity. If this happens to you please report it to the AFA Legal Department. However, do not be insubordinate. If you are given a direct order by a supervisor or company representative to cease certain union organizing activity, comply with that order and inform AFA immediately.

• It is illegal for the company to favor one union over another, or for one union to be given greater access or fewer restrictions for organizing activity. Again, report any such favoritism to AFA immediately.

• While you are engaged in organizing activity never interfere with another employee in the performance of her or his work duties or cause a disruption in the work place. If someone does not want to talk about the union simply end the conversation politely and walk away.