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Master Executive Council (MEC) Safety, Health and Security Committee


The Committee consists of one Chairperson and two Vice-Chairpersons who work with UAL, the Federal Aviation Administration, and AFA-CWA International Air Safety, Health & Security Department to maintain and improve Flight Attendant security, health, and cabin safety standards. The Committee monitors and participates in accident/incident investigations; participates in monthly safety meetings with the company; participates in congressional hearings dealing with Flight Attendant safety and health issues; participates in designing cabin interiors of new and reconfigured aircraft; coordinates with United’s Initial and Recurrent training programs to ensure consistency with FAA and AFA-CWA objectives; and maintains an MEC Safety, Health & Security database.

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.

Two Committee Members 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.

Positions to be elected:

One Vice Chairperson for a term beginning immediately through June 30, 2020


Commitment to improving Flight Attendant work environment with previous Safety and Health experience is preferred. Writing and computer skills are needed. Chairperson position requires full-time weekday availability in Chicago. Vice-Chairperson position requires part-time availability in Chicago. Travel is required.

The Election will be conducted at the Spring Regular MEC Meeting

April 16 – 18, 2019

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018