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Questions About Dues Statements – An Appeal for your Assistance

Date: December 14, 2021

We know that there are many questions arising as a result of the issuance of the recently distributed dues statements and many of these questions are explainable.

Our staff at the AFA International Office is a very dedicated group of individuals who have expressed concern about their ability to give a timely response to your inquiries.  They are, however, encountering some problems and are requesting our assistance. 

First, be assured that one inquiry, either by telephone or e-mail, while perhaps affected by a delayed response, is all that is necessary. Submitting multiple inquiries only further complicates the process, it creates duplicate requests and delays our staff in getting a timely response to the inquiries from the Membership.

Secondly, it is possible for you to do some of the research in advance of calling. Keep in mind, dues are collected from the wages you earn in a given month. For example, we receive our August wages in September. Your August dues deduction should appear on your mid-September pay advice, that is, deducted from your August wages.  Dues are collected as we are paid, one month in arrears.

Third, and perhaps most importantly, the number one question is a result of our collective success with the payment of PSP dollars in December 2020 and January 2021. As a result of these PSP supported wage payments, anyone on a Leave of Absence had the leave interrupted.  Under the AFA Constitution, when you receive wages from your airline, this results in a restart of the dues obligation, even if you remained on Leave of Absence beyond January 2021 and never actually returned to flight status.

If, after completing that research, questions still remain, you may reach out to our Membership Services Department in one of two ways:

  1. By telephone (844-232-2228), or
  2. Via our Membership Office dues question site at afacwa.org/dues questions.

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