June is Pride Month! We Stand Together!
June 3, 2020
June heralds the start to summer and the beginning of Pride Month! AFA-CWA supports diversity in all forms as we fight for protections on the job and in our communities. As a global workforce we know that diversity is what makes us unique. Together we strive for equal treatment of all regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
In our world today, we see now more than ever that unity is needed. We cannot remain silent as any of our sisters and brothers are subject to oppression in any form. We stand together as a unified voice for equality in this world. We have come a long way since 1976 when those who came before us had the foresight to vote to change our AFA Constitution and Bylaws to include, as an integral part of our primary objective, uniting all flight cabin Crew Members in the airline industry, “regardless of sexual orientation”. Despite this objective, discrimination is still a battle being waged within our country. Together, we will stamp out hate, ignorance and discrimination.
As we enter the month of June where we celebrate Pride in our diversity, we ask that you wear your AFA Pride pin in solidarity with our LGBTQIA Members to proudly demonstrate our solidarity. Contact your Local Council Office if you have not received a Pride pin in one of the previous years where we have celebrated Pride!