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  • Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C.
  • AFA Listening Tours Continue: ORD - April 20
  • Scholarship Deadlines

Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C.

The United MEC Government Affairs Committee along with many other AFA Government Affairs activists from Alaska, Compass, Envoy, Frontier, Horizon, and Spirit Airlines attended training and lobby days in Washington, D.C. this week, March 20 and 21, 2017. On Tuesday morning over 47 lobbyists hit the Hill early for House lobby visits to discuss important Flight Attendant issues such as Adequate Rest for Flight Attendants and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan in the FAA Reauthorization Bill; and Enforce our Open Skies Agreements. 

We are grateful to the many participants for their interest and involvement in this important aspect of our Union’s work. Thank you!


AFA Listening Tours Continue: ORD - April 20

The second AFA Listening Tour is in the final process of being scheduled with Local, MEC and International Officers. Mark your calendars for April 20, 2017 in Chicago (ORD) time, location and more details will be announced soon.


Scholarship Deadlines

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Scholarship Fund
AFA-CWAThe Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of United Flight Attendants who will be attending a college or university.  The deadline for applications is April 10, 2017. For more information please visit www.afacwa.org/scholarships

Joe Beirne Scholarship
CWA:  The CWA Joe Beirne Scholarship awards fifteen partial scholarships of $3,000 each to CWA Members and their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased Members.  These scholarships apply to the 2017- 2018 school year. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2017. Details on this scholarship can be found on the CWA website at www.cwa-union.org/pages/beirne. 

Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
To learn about the opportunities associated with this scholarship visit the Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship website at dahlfund.org.  This scholarship is for individuals majoring in aviation, with an emphasis in pilot-related studies.  The fund was established in memory of Captain Jason Dahl, who served as the Captain of United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. 

Credit Union Scholarship
Members of Alliant Credit Union are eligible to apply for scholarships the Credit Union makes available to its members. Visit the Alliant Members Scholarship Program to learn more about the details of their program. In general, scholarship applications are due in June.

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