AFA Council 8 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - August 26, 2016

• We Are One United
• Local Council Meeting - Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
• Help From the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund For the Lousiana Floods
• Cocktails For Cause
• 5th Annual "Bring Your Own Picnic" Picnic

We Are One United

Now that we have a ratified contract, we will be moving forward with the merging of the MECs as well as holding elections for the officers of the combined local councils.  Please see for information about the Special Meeting for the merger of the MECs and the combined local council election schedule.

Local Council Meeting – Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Local Council Meeting


September 7th, 2016

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


United MEC Office

One O'Hare Center

6250 N. River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018

2nd Floor Conference Room


Now that we ratified the contract, what happens next?

MEC Meeting September 20th-22nd

Member issues/discussion


Help from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund For the Louisiana Floods

We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery. AFA established the disaster relief fund after September 11th to assist our members whose lives were placed in harms way. AFA members and retirees, whose primary residence are in the Louisiana Parishes  of Acadia, Ascesion, Avoyelles, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, St. Tammany Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, and West Feliciana, and who have suffered damage and/or dislocation, are eligible for $200.00 from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund.  It is a gift made possible by the generosity of your fellow union sisters and brothers with AFA.

If you would like to apply for AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Funds, download the Disaster Relief Fund Application and fax it to the International AFA EAP Department at 202-434-1411 or mail it to AFA-CWA EAP Department, 6th  Floor, 501 Third Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001-2797.   You can also e-mail this same information to or phone in the necessary information to 1-800-424-2406.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.


Sara Nelson, International President 

Debora Sutor, International Vice-President

Kevin Creighan, International Secretary-Treasurer    


Cocktails For Cause


5th Annual “Bring Your Own Picnic” Picnic

All ORDSW Flight Attendants, past and present, are invited to the 5th Annual "Bring Your Own Picnic" Picnic.

When:  Saturday, Sept. 10th
Where:  Busse Woods, Grove #24
Time: 1200 to 1800

Bring your own food and drinks. No glass containers are allowed in Busse Woods.  See you there!


President:           Erica Levy

Vice President:   Scott Pejas

Secretary:           Thor Erickson

Council Reps:    Maria Alpogianis

                           Jason Kandel

                           Ian Kompel

                           Heidi Spinner


Main Office Number:     773-601-5041

Grievance Number:        773-601-5047

Fax Number:                   773-601-5045


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