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AFA-CWA Buddy Program

Over the first one hundred eighty (180) days you will be on the line flying, you are considered apprentice Members of our Union. This is the probationary period during which time you have all of the protections of our Contract with the limited exception of access to the disciplinary process. This does not prohibit AFA-CWA from advocating for you as our Newest Members nor does it prohibit you from seeking guidance from or the support of your Union representatives. In fact, we strongly encourage you to call us! We are here for you every step of the way.

In fact, we have set up a program to welcome and support you - it’s called the AFA Buddy Program. Here’s how the program works. A veteran Flight Attendant volunteers to be your “buddy” during the one hundred eighty (180) days of your career. This group of dedicated volunteers is ready to help you find your way in your new role as a Safety Professional and First Responder.

Your AFA-CWA Buddy will be in contact with you soon after your domicile orientation and is happy to hear from you at any time. Let us know how we can support you as you pursue your new career.

Contact your AFA United Local Council if you need assistance or need help contacting your assigned AFA-CWA Buddy.

Don’t hesitate to call your AFA Buddy!

We are here to help!

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