2020 Election Notice
In accordance with the Article VIII of the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, all Councils in Category II must nominate and elect officers for the term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023 (three year term). Local Council Officers to be elected will be LEC President, LEC Vice President and LEC Secretary.
As an active member in good standing, you have 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.
In order to participate in the nomination and election process a Flight Attendant must be an Active Member in Good Standing.
This means you must not be on a leave of absence, you must be a current member of the Association of Flight Attendants and your AFA account should be in good standing (no delinquent union dues).
For those who are new hires with your airline, you must complete the 4 month AFA Apprentice Membership on or before the count date in order to participate in the nomination or election process.
TWO-STEP NOMINATION & ELECTION PROCESS
STEP 1: Nominations
The first step in the process is nominating candidates for each office. Every active AFA member in good standing 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, who is in good standing and is committed to serve, 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 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 re-vote in accordance with Department of Labor guidelines.
STEP 2: 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:
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.
MAIL DATE: 2-24-20 Voting Notice and Voting Guide are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
POLLS OPEN: 2-27-20 12:00 PM EST Polls Open and voting begins
POLLS CLOSE: 3-18-20 1:00 PM EST Polls close and the nomination count takes place.
MAIL DATE: 4-27-20 Voting Notice and Voting Guide are mailed containing your personal 16-digit activation code
POLLS OPEN: 4-30-20 12:00 PM ET Polls Open and voting begins
POLLS CLOSE: 5-21-20 Polls close and the election count takes place.
2017 Election Results:
The following Flight Attendants were elected to the term of office beginning July 1, 2017 ending June 30, 2020.
LEC Vice President:
Please note: Due to changes by the Department of Labor governing electronic Union officer elections, effective1- 1-17 Flight Attendants will no longer be able to change their vote once their vote has been cast. Please read the attached letter and Q&A regarding voting.