As Flight Attendants, we work in a highly regulated environment. Decisions which affect our safety and security, our work environment and our job security are routinely made in Washington, D.C.
AFA maintains a voice in the political process to express the concerns of Flight Attendants on issues which impact our security and safety, our health, our workplace, the safety of our passengers, and our rights to union representation.
Government Affairs and FlightPAC, are designed to represent AFA's lobbying and political action efforts.
Our grassroots activities are intended to educate elected officials about aviation issues to ensure they are aware of our views. Lobbying is an essential component of a successful union program.
Now, more than ever, it is crucial for AFA to maintain a strong presence in the political arena to ensure Flight Attendant interests are protected and Flight Attendant concerns are heard. On this page you can read about what AFA-CWA is doing to meet that challenge.
This session of Congress some of the issues we have lobbied include:
- Flight Attendant Security Training
- Monitoring The Implementation Of The Aviation Security Act
- Rescinding the FAA's Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Flight Attendants
- Improved Cabin Air Quality
- Eliminating Pesticide Spraying on International Flights
- Protecting Pension Benefits
- Cabotage and Foreign Ownership
Information and education on these issues is the first step to action.
AFA-CWA's Government Affairs Department works diligently to ensure that legislators are aware of our views on important issues and then organizes the activities of the Government Affairs Committee. The Government Affairs Committee members lobby Senators and Representatives on AFA's legislative issues and work to establish an on-going relationship with these offices.
Through these efforts, AFA is now a regular presence on Capitol Hill, however one voice is more powerful than any other – yours.
This section of the United AFA web site will give you the opportunity to get involved in the legislative and political activities of our union and to learn more about FlightPAC, our Political Action Committee.
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