What Does the Government Affairs Committee Do?
AFA Government Affairs lobbies members of Congress, provides lobbying training to AFA members, and organizes grassroots member activism around the issues that matter most to Flight Attendants. AFA is frequently invited to provide expert advice on Flight Attendant issues and to give testimony on behalf of our members in congressional hearings. The AFA Government Affairs Department and our extensive network of Flight Attendant activists influence decisions made at the highest levels of government that directly impact our profession.
When AFA successfully shepherds a Flight Attendant issue through the legislative process until it is enacted into law, we can take it off of the negotiating table and use our leverage to obtain other contractual gains.
Issues in Progress
- #MeToo in the Air
- Air Quality
- Bridge The Gap
- Cabin Configuration and Evacuation Certification
- Climate Change
- Mandatory Crewmember Self-Defense Training
- Stop Outsourcing: Enforce Trade Agreements
- Traveling with Animals in Aviation