What does the Government Affairs Committee do?
The AFA Government 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.
MEC Government Affairs Committee Chair
The MEC Chairperson shall: Administer the Committee and conduct activities to further the stated objectives of the AFA-CWA International Legislative Policy Committee. Compose informational and educational articles of interest to the membership and provide them to the MEC Communications Chairperson to be included in MEC communications and posted to the MEC website. The Committee shall: Act in an advisory role to the MEC on political matters. Maintain an involvement in the political activities sponsored by local and central Labor Councils with which the MEC is affiliated.