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Association of Flight Attendants-CWA United Master Executive Council

Notice of Election

Master Executive Council (MEC) Benefits Committee


This Committee consists of one Chairperson and two Vice Chairpersons.  This Committee shall be knowledgeable on current Contractually required Insurance, Retirement and Occupational programs including medical, dental, life, LTD and other Insurance and Retirement plans, including 401(k) plans.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to researching and recommending improvements to present programs through collective bargaining, legislation and any other means.

All MEC Committees represent the MEC and will support MEC positions when interacting with the Company and Flight Attendants. They carry out the responsibilities of their Committee/Position and shall support and adhere to the AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws, as well as the AFA-CWA United MEC Rules of Procedure, and Policy.

A Committee Member assists the Chairperson with the following responsibilities:

  • Communicating with MEC Officers at least once a week.
  • Submitting written reports to the MEC.
  • Communicating with local committees at least once a month.
  • Making a yearly in-person report to the MEC.
  • Administering the MEC Committee Budget.
  • Conducting an annual training for Local Committee Members, as needed.
  • Contributing an annual article to MEC communications.

Position to be elected:

  • One Chairperson for a three-year term July 1, 2017 – June 30, 201720
  • One Vice Chairperson with focus on Insurance and Retirement for a three-year term (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020) 
  • One Vice Chairperson with focus on Occupational Benefits for a three-year term (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020)


Significant knowledge of Contract provisions for Insurance, Retirement and Occupational Benefits is recommended.  Strong communication and computer skills, effective leadership and organizational abilities are recommended.  Minimal travel is required.

The Election will be conducted at the Spring Regular MEC Meeting

April 11-13, 2017

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

All interested candidates, who are Members in good standing, may submit a resume and Willingness to Serve Letter to:

Jeffrey W. Heisey, Secretary-Treasurer
United Master Executive Council
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
6250 N. River Road, Suite 4020
Rosemont, IL 60018

Send e-mail to: mecsec@unitedafa.org

Willingness to Serve

Michelle Irene Delfino
Diane Tucker

Vice-Chairperson (Insurance and Retirement)
Michelle Irene Delfino
Gene Schmidgall
Marc Zehr

Vice-Chairperson (Occupational)
Michelle Irene Delfino
Scott Schultz

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