Legislative Affairs

Welcome to YOUR Legislative Affairs Committee!

What does the Legislative Affairs Committee do?

The AFA Legislative Affairs Committee lobbies member of Congress, provides lobbying training to AFA members and organized grassroots member activism around issues that matter most to Flight Attendants. AFA is frequently invited to provide expert advice on Flight Attendant issues and to give testimony on behalf of our members in congressional hearings. The AFA-CWA International Government Affairs Department and our extensive network of Flight Attendant activists influence decisions made at the highest levels of government that directly impact our profession. When AFA successfully shepherds a Flight Attendant issue through the legislative process until it is enacted into law, we can then take it off of the negotiating table and use our leverage to obtain other contractual gains.

Legislative Affairs News

AFA COVID-19 Onboard Service Survey

AFA COVID-19 Onboard Service Survey JULY 28, 2020 11:00 On July 16th, management implemented an expansion of onboard service which included the addition of multiple beverage selections and the re-introduction of hot beverages as an option for passengers. During the lead up to the service expansion, members of our Master Executive Council (MEC), Inflight Service Committee, and…

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Tell Secretary Mnuchin: You Can’t Leverage People!

The grants in the relief package provide paychecks for workers, not bailouts for airlines. These grants do one thing and one thing only: fund paychecks and benefits for two million hourly workers like flight attendants, pilots, gate agents, mechanics, the people who clean planes, cook the food, and help people through the airport. Secretary Mnuchin is…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – March 13, 2020

Continuing to Advocate for Flight Attendant Protections Air Safety, Health, & Security Committee (ASHSC) An AFA communication from March 3 (COVID-19 Update) contained a comprehensive list of the requests that AFA had made of management at the time.  AFA Horizon officers and representatives have been in constant communication with management since that time to continue…

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Medical resources for Flight Attendants with concerns about Corvid-19

Medical resources for Flight Attendants with concerns about Corvid-19 If you are experiencing symptoms of the Corvid-19 or feeling ill on your overnight or at home below are links that are available for Flight Attendants to contact a doctor or nurse. Teladoc: 855-332-4059 24-hour nurse line: 877-224-3525  https://d15k3gb5w4wz61.cloudfront.net/pdfs/aag/travel_assistance.pdf – This web site is the 24-hour…

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Managing your Anxiety Around Coronavirus

Managing your Anxiety Around Coronavirus From your AFA EAP Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new risk, not a familiar one.  Its status as a new health problem with which we are unfamiliar contributes to our heightened anxiety.  Remember, anxiety is a protective measure.  It’s signaling you to scan for risks and find methods to safeguard yourself. …

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Legislative Committee Contacts

Joey Ashton

LEC 16 REP – Human Rights
JoeyAshtonafa@gmail.com
(206) 954 – 9271

Nina Litven

LEC 16 REP
NinaLitvenafa@gmail.com
(206) 229-4822

JoAnn Bayless

LEC 17
joannebaylessafa@gmail.com
(503) 961-3189

Sirkka Haagen

LEC 17 -Human Rights
sirkkahaagan@afahorizon.org
(360) 560-1253