To our new members...
You are now a member of a large flight attendant family! As such, each of us contributes a small percentage of our earnings (union dues) to maintain the proper functioning of the union. As a member, you have access to certain benefits and privileges to which many workers in non-unionized environments are not entitled. These include, but are not limited to, access to negotiated group benefits, a structured system of rules for awarding flying fairly throughout your career, collective bargaining of salary and retirement plans, representation by the union when meeting with management, and a set grievance process when problems arise. The union also addresses issues of a general concern to all flight attendants such as governmental legislation and labour issues. Union representatives are elected officials from our very own flight attendant family.
As a member, you also have a say on how your union is run. We host regular General Membership Meetings that all members are invited to attend. There are a variety of local and component committees that our members can get involved in, and of course, every member is eligible to run for an elected position.
We are a big family with members of diverse backgrounds and experiences and we are here to support each other. Just like in any big families, we have our disagreements… but at the end of the day we always have each other’s backs. Stop by our local office during office hours to meet your elected representatives and ask questions. Welcome to the family!