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Electing a Negotiations Committee

Date: April 16, 2019

MEC Communications Committee


In advance of the upcoming Spring Master Executive Council meeting the Membership has raised questions about the election process, specifically in regard to the Negotiations Committee.


The United Master Executive Council will elect the three members of the Negotiating Committee during the Spring 2019 Regular MEC meeting which is now in session. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.

The MEC is comprised of your 16 locally elected Presidents and three MEC Officers. The Local Executive Council Presidents (LECP’s) make up the voting body of the MEC. MEC Committee volunteers are elected by a simple majority with each LECP casting one vote for each position on the Negotiating Committee.

Candidates are required to be Flight Attendants and active Members of AFA in good standing.  Candidates are expected to be familiar with AFA and MEC policy, aware of new developments in the industry, familiar & knowledgeable of our current JCBA.  Negotiations experience is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a signed “Willingness to Serve” statement, preferably fifteen days prior to the election date to be considered for a position on the Negotiating Committee along with a resume of their qualifications for consideration and review by the electing body. 

As is the practice of the United MEC, the Willingness to Serve statements of the candidates have been posted to the Elections site of www.unitedafa.org for viewing by the Membership. Interested Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to give an in-person interview at tomorrow’s April MEC Meeting. Note: Any candidate who wishes to appear for an interview must do so at their personal expense.


For more information about the election process of Committee Members who will conduct the business of the Union on behalf of the United Master Executive Council can be found in the AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws. 


Additional questions can be directed to your Local Representatives. 

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