Want to save $1,548.00, guaranteed?
Here is how. Dump the Association of Flight Attendants (afa-CWA).
may ask, "how does dumping the afa-CWA save me at least
$1,548.00?" Well, grasshopper, follow the bouncing decimal
Currently, afa-CWA dues are $43.00 per month. Over
the course of a year, that equals $516.00 going from your wallet to the
afa-CWA coffers without your being able to staunch the bleedout.
To stop this mandatory transfer of your wealth to them, all you have to do
is withdraw your support in the next election. Don't vote.
That is the way we say "no" 'round here.
As soon as we
decertify the afa-CWA, you immediately lose the requirement to pay dues.
However, if you still feel the need to pay, I am sure that they will
accept it. However, the majority of us will not pay.
you say. "I see where we can save $516 per year. How do
you get the $1548.00?"
While we at Delta have always felt that the
threat of a union was more effective than actually having one (see flight
attendant compensation page). This is especially the case with a bad
one like the afa-CWA.
WAAAAAAHHHHHHH, it's not our fault that our ___fill
in the blank__ sucks. circle
one or more (PFAA, management, the IBT, the NMB, lack of
flight attendant support, George Bush) did it.
We think that you will all enjoy life without the afa-CWA and its many
excuses after decertifying it. You will save $516.00 for the rest of your
However, if you agree with the minority here at Delta and can
convince enough of us in the majority to support the afa-CWA in another
election, the following will happen.
After the afa-CWA loses
the election, there will be a cool down period. Our guess it it will be a
year at the minimum. ($516.00) If the afa-CWA were to win any
additional election, our dues obligation would not resume until we had our
first contract. Historically, the afa-CWA takes three years to
negotiate a contract. Assuming that they were able to do it in two
($516.00 x 2) we get the $1548.00 in savings. If it takes longer, we have
Folks, these savings are guaranteed. This is not a
promise. Without a union, there are no dues. The afa-CWA is
promising that as the largest carrier, we can have the best
contract. Well, UAL was the largest for a while, and the afa-CWA
failed to deliver.
We here at Deltafa.org prefer guaranteed
money over the promises of the afa-CWA International and the 92 hours,
Christmas off, FPL "volunteers." We hope that you will see
it our way.