AFA Council 21 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - September 10, 2016

• Advertisement:Local Council Meeting Advanced Agenda Item #1
• Advertisement:Local Council Meeting Advanced Agenda Item #1

Ladies and Gentlemen of Council 21,

In accordance with Article III.D.4.b of the Constitution, that notice of advanced agenda items must be given at least five days before a meeting. This newsletter notice will comply with, and satisfy this constitutional requirement.

The Joint Master Executive Council elected new leadership this week to represent the merged Flight Attendant group. With that task accomplished we now have turn our attention towards the Local Councils.


Section X.E.1.e. requires that “Local Councils at those bases where a duplication of Councils exists” will have elections to combine the Councils within 90 days of the “signing of a merged working agreement.”  In order to combine the Councils, elections must take place including all members in the location. The following locations have duplicate Councils and will conduct elections according to the schedule listed below.

DCA/IAD      DEN      EWR      IAH      LAX      ORD      SFO

All nomination ballots will be mailed on October 3, 2016

  • Nomination period for EWR, DCA/IAD and LAX opens on October 5, and closes on October 25, 2016
  •  Nomination period for IAH, ORD, DEN and SFO opens on October 6 and closes on October 26, 2016

All Election ballots will be mailed on November 14, 2016

  • Elections for EWR, DCA/IAD, and LAX will open on November 16 and close on December 13, 2016
  • Elections for IAH, ORD, DEN and SFO will open on November 17 and close on December 14, 2016

The new term of office will begin on 1/1/2017.


In Solidarity & with Respect,


Todd Failla

Local Executive Council President

AFA-CWA  DCA, Council 21



September C-21 Local Council Meeting:

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 1300-1600
Location: MWAA Meeting Room A, IAD Main Terminal, Across From Baggage Claim #1

Old Business

New Business

Review of Agenda & Agenda Items for the September 20-22 United MEC Meeting.

Review and Vote on Advanced Agenda item #1 (See Below)

Members Forum

AFA Members In Good Standing Are Encouraged To Attend.


Advanced Agenda Item #1:


Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO

Local Council 21 Membership Meeting

September 14,  2016



SUBJECT:   Elected Council Representative Positions


Should the AFA-CWA Council 21 Members increase the number of elected Council Representatives from two to three positions?

SOURCE AND DATE SUBMITTED:   LEC 21 Officers – September 14, 2016


According to Article III.C.1.c.(1), Local Councils with membership of two thousand (2,000) or less shall be limited to a maximum of two (2) Local Council Representatives.

The pending increase in members due to the merger of Council 62 members (IAD) into Council 21, membership will increase Council 21 from 1,496 by 749 to 2,245 members.


WHEREAS, the membership of Council 21 has significantly increased, and this increase will lead to a need for additional elected representatives;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the AFA-CWA Council 21 Members desire this additional elected Council Representative position; and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that consistent with Article III.C of the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, AFA-CWA Council 21 shall have the following elected Officer positions listed on the 2016 Category I Nomination and Election ballots: President, Vice President, Secretary, and three (3) Council Representative as provided for in Article III.C.1.c.

AFA Council 21 office: 703-260-0051
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