Sick leave will accrue at a rate of 20 days per year
and can accumulate up to 140 days.
Salaries range from $18,673 to $79,080.
Who signed this collective bargaining agreement?
The negotiating team really did an excellent job
negotiating with management for these benefits. They squeezed
management and obtained a contract that was truly a "Contract of
How many AFA represented flight attendants enjoy
this benefit package? None.
Who was management? The Association
of Flight Attendants.
What labor group is covered by this agreement?
The staff employees of the AFA.
The staff employees of the AFA are represented by
their own union, Union of Staff Employees (WBNG, TNG-CWA). They negotiated
this contract with management (the Association of Flight Attendants.)
This contract raises three issues:
First, this contract contains many benefits that
the AFA is unable to negotiate for the flight attendants that it
For example, AFA staff negotiators enjoy these
benefits. It is ironic that each AFA member is contributing dues
that pay for the AFA staff negotiators to have this generous benefit
package. Yet, AFA staff negotiators are not going to the
negotiating table and obtaining these same benefits for the very flight
attendants they represent.
In essence, staff negotiators are negotiating
contracts for flight attendants that are inferior to the contracts that
the staff negotiators enjoy. This is patently unfair.
Second, this contract is paid for by the members of
the AFA. These same members are being furloughed. These staff employees
are not flight attendants. In a furlough situation, shouldn’t these
positions be filled by furloughed flight attendants first?
Third, if we elect the AFA, we will be paying for
this contract. Our money is better spent on our families and on our
retirement. Our money should not be taken from us and sent to
Washington D.C. to support the posh lifestyles of a large bureaucracy.
Remember, the AFA has lost dues from roughly 10,000
flight attendants and is experiencing a revenue short fall. If
the AFA does not organize Delta, they will have to make cutbacks in the
number of staff members and their benefit packages. These AFA
staff members know that they need Delta flight attendants to prop up their
lifestyles. Consider what they hope to gain when they tell
you how much you need the AFA.
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