Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days
June 27, 2020
As we all know, Flight Attendants across the system are volunteering for the Special COLA opportunities in a continuing effort to assist the company during this period of time while flying is reduced as a result of the COVID-19. Depending upon your time away from work, you have different Union dues obligations.
Under the AFA Constitution and Bylaws, when a Flight Attendant takes an unpaid leave of absence which exceeds ninety (90) days, she/he currently has a dues obligation for the first ninety (90) days of the leave of absence. The AFA Constitution & Bylaws controls the duration of any dues obligation and may be subject to change based on any changes made to those Bylaws.
Keep in mind that the deduction that occurs on the mid-month pay check is applied to your dues obligation for the prior month. For example, the deduction from your mid-May pay check covers your Union dues obligation for April. If you receive an invoice for your April 2020 Union dues, they were not collected from your mid-May paycheck. We recommend, prior to call the Membership department, that you refer to your May 16, 2020 pay advice to confirm the deduction was not collected.
To pay Union dues online go to: www.afacwa.org/payment
If you have specific questions about your dues obligation during the first 90 days of the 5- and 6-month Special COLAs, contact AFA Membership Services at 1 800-424-2401 X707.