Cathay Pacific Council 32 LAX/SFO/JFK

Welcome Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants!

Congratulations on your first contract!  Now, you must elect Local Executive Officers for Council 32.

Due to the ratification of your first collective bargaining agreement and in accordance with the Articles III & VIII of the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, nominations and elections of LEC Officers must be conducted. The term of office begins on January 1, 2020 and ends December 31, 2022, AFA Election Category I.  Local Council Officers to be elected will be LEC President, LEC Vice President and LEC Secretary.

An active member has the right to nominate candidates for office, to run for office and to cast a secret ballot.

Nominations and elections are governed by procedures outlined in the Association’s Constitution & Bylaws, Article VIII and the AFA Policy Manual.

ELIGIBILITY
In order to participate in the nomination and election process a Flight Attendant must be an Active Member meaning you must have a completed membership application on file.

TWO-STEP NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCESS

Nominations
The first step in the process is nominating candidates for each office. Every AFA member is eligible to nominate one Flight Attendant to each LEC Office for their respective Local Council. There is no candidate list provided for Nominations since any active AFA member of the Local Council is eligible to be nominated. You will receive a Voting Notice and Instructions guide via postal mail which includes a personal 16-digit activation code (NEW CODES ARE ISSUED FOR EACH BALLOT) that is required to log into the voting system in order to obtain a username and password. You will then be able to access the balloting section and cast your vote. The entire process can only be accomplished via the internet in one session, but please ensure you completely follow the instructions. ** Once you cast your vote you may not revote in accordance with Department of Labor guidelines.

Elections
The next step in the process is electing those members who have committed to serve the membership and received at least two nomination votes. Each member in good standing is eligible to vote for one candidate for each LEC Office. You will receive the Voting Notice & Instructions along with a Voting Guide listing the candidates running for each office. This mailing will include a new personal 16-digit activation code, and similar to the Nomination process, it will allow you to access the voting system via phone or internet to obtain a username and password and cast your ballot. Due to account security requirements you are issued a new 16-digit activation code for each election. ** Once you cast your vote you may not revote in accordance with Department of Labor guidelines.

COMMITMENT TO SERVE

Each member who receives at least two nominations and who intends on running for office must complete a Commitment to Serve form. This form is found on the AFA Election website:
www.afacwa-elections.org

ELECTION WEBSITE
The AFA Election website contains information regarding the voting process, eligibility to vote and step-by-step guides and videos. The official certified results for each nomination and election will be posted on this site under the specific Council’s page.

NOMINATION SCHEDULE:

9-12-19  Nomination packets are mailed.  New activation codes are sent with each and every ballot.

9-16-19 12:00 PM ET Polls open, nominations begin.  Each member gets to select a member to serve as an LEC officer, this is a search function with the online ballot.  Please see the online tutorial.

10-7-19 12:00 PM ET  The nomination count takes place. Members who receive at least 2 nominations an wish to run for office must complete a Commitment to Serve in order to appear on the election ballot.

ELECTION SCHEDULE:

10-25-19 Election ballots are mailed. This packet contains the Voting Notice and Voting Guide which lists all candidates nominated and committed to run for office.

10-29-19 12:00 PM ET Voting begins. This process is online and via telephone.

11-19-19 12:00 PM ET Polls close and the election count takes place by the AFA Ballot Certification Committee.  The results will be posted on this site.