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AFA & ALPA Professional Standards Launch "Union First" Campaign on April 15

Date: April 13, 2018

As an AFA member, you have access to the AFA Employee Assistance/Professional Standards (EAP/PS) Committee which serves as an alternative pathway to addressing co-worker conflicts without management involvement. 


If you have an interpersonal issue on a trip with a flying partner, remember to "Contact your Union First.” AFA EAP/PS has a great working relationship with ALPA Professional Standards Committee Members to help address areas of professional disagreement that arise between Flight Attendants and Pilots.

AFA and ALPA Professional Standards Committees will be issuing luggage tags with the "UNION FIRST" logo. Professional Standards members are trained in conflict resolution, can offer a third-party perspective, and support behavior change through awareness. In fact, contacting your Professional Standards Committee often facilitates a quick resolution to most issues. This luggage tag is intended to remind all of us of the successful work of our respective Professional Standards resources.  These tags will have information on how to utilize the Professional Standards resource.

If you are flying a pairing/ID and you find yourself experiencing difficulty working with fellow crew members (Pilot or Flight Attendant), please contact a Professional Standards Committee member immediately. History has shown that involving the Committee immediately has helped many Flight Attendants and Pilots resolve their differences with maximum control over the outcome. When conflicts are reported to management and an investigation ensues, it does not always proceed as the complainant believes it will.  The Committee has repeatedly seen that management settles these disputes to their satisfaction, and unfortunately, to the dissatisfaction of the employees involved.

Additional information or to file on-line confidential contact form visit unitedafa.org

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