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AFA Structure – Local Executive Council (LEC)

Date: June 14, 2022

Representation matters! From our elected leadership to our dedicated volunteers, our Union is there to represent and support us at every step of our career.

Understanding the benefits available to each of us as Union members is one of many ways to get the most out of our Union Membership. It is also how we become and remain an engaged an empowered workforce standing together in solidarity.

Our workgroup is made up of an incredible and diverse workforce. When we come together, we have the power to mobilize impactful change and drive our Union forward to advance our mutual goals of labor leadership.

Each base and satellite base throughout our system is represented by a Local Executive Council (LEC). Every LEC has three elected Local Council officers: President, Vice- President, and Secretary as well as elected council Representatives. Any Member in good standing has the ability to run for an elected position each of which has a three-year term.

Local Council officers and Representatives are elected directly by the members of the Local Council. We can’t stress this enough: vote! Exercise your right to vote and select through your vote those individuals you believe are best able to represent the interests of the Local Council.

Your Local Executive Council should be the first stop when questions or issues arise. These are trained volunteers who have your back and want to hear from you. They represent us in all aspects of our career, especially in matters with base management.

Local Councils have a team of trained and dedicated volunteers that are subject matter experts and serve on a number of committees which have specific areas of specialty and focus.

Local Committees:

  • Benefits
  • Schedule Committee
  • Communications
  • Employee Assistance / Professional Standards
  • Government Affairs
  • Grievance
  • Hotel & Transportation
  • Membership Engagement
  • Reserve
  • Safety Health and Security

Your Union should be your first call for support when you have questions or concerns while on the line.  It takes countless engaged Members and Volunteers to successfully support a Local Council. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on a committee, reach out to your Local Council to learn where help is needed.

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