Why AFA

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 a cent in dues until after they have voted to accept a first contract.

Is the negotiated contract worth the price of dues?

You decide. Only after the Flight Attendants at your airline vote to ratify your contract will you begin to pay AFA’s $48 per month dues. AFA asks for no money up front. So, before you ever pay a dime in dues, you will have the opportunity to decide whether what you gain under your new, legally-binding contract is worth the price of dues. If you don’t think your contract is worth the price, you can simply vote to reject the contract.

If our union is doing a good job, your first contract will provide far greater benefits to the Flight Attendants than the cost of dues. Whether your primary concern is pay raises, retirement, seniority protection, the rising cost of health care premiums, vacations, scheduling or a fair grievance procedure, you get the chance to vote on any contract AFA helps you negotiate.

Just like you would never buy a car without driving it first, you have a right to see what AFA can produce in a first contract before you pay dues.

AFA is a non-profit organization established by Flight Attendants, dedicated to helping Flight Attendants.

Management often tells people that “the union is only after your money.” If that were the case, our union would simply not survive. AFA is a non-profit organization and we have survived and grown for over 70 years with the support of Flight Attendants dedicated to improving their work environment and quality of life.

Ask an AFA member and they’ll tell you: dues are an investment in a strong contract, the legal and negotiations assistance, communications help, legislative activism, access to a grievance procedure and safety expertise that the union provides to improve the lives of Flight Attendants around the country.

Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants can’t be wrong: AFA representation is worth every penny.

What’s the catch?

There is no catch. You don’t pay a penny until you ratify a first contract.

In fact, the current members of AFA at 18 other airlines have authorized AFA to do whatever it takes to assist Flight Attendants in their effort to win a representation election and negotiate a first contract. That’s how important this campaign is to Flight Attendants around the country.

Our union’s mission is to unite all professional Flight Attendants in order to achieve fair compensation, job security, seniority protections, 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.

All it takes is a lot of hard work. Flight Attendants have to get involved and work together on the line to win this campaign and the contract negotiations that will follow. It takes more than money to win a good contract — it takes organization.

The nearly 60,000 members of AFA realize that building a strong union — one that can win an election and negotiate an industry-leading contract — is not easy. But it’s worth the investment of their dues because once we’re all in one union, we can all work together to raise standards for every Flight Attendant in our industry.

Support the union.

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Authorization Card

It will be the best investment you’ve ever made, without investing a penny.