Legislative Affairs Committee Description
Composition and Qualifications:
Experience in government affairs work and/or political background is helpful, but
not required. Committee members should be registered to vote.
Purpose and Scope:
To monitor and pursue legislative activities that relate to the AFA-CWA political
agenda, and to build positive relationship with your elected officials.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Make suggestions on initiatives that could be pursued in legislative affairs and political matters at the local level to the LEC. All problems/issues shall be discussed with the LEC president and MEC chair for coordination at the airline level, or for processing at the AFA-CWA International level.
- Schedule meetings with local elected officials and key staff.
- Act on and follow through on directives as established in the AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws, Policy Manual, and FlightPAC.
- Act on recommendations of the AFA-CWA Director of Government Affairs and AFA-CWA Legislative Policy Committee.
- Offer timely communications/reports to the LEC regarding status of local activities.
- Review material, handle correspondence, and keep local council members well informed of current legislative developments through existing local council publications and reports at local council meetings.
- Committee members are responsible for coordinating with the LEC chairperson of the committee.
- The LEC chair shall report to the LEC officers and MEC chair.
- The LEC chair shall maintain files and transfer them to his/ her successor.
- The committee shall report to the LEC on any discussions with management representatives.
- The committee will act as liaison between the membership and the LEC officers.
- The committee shall not make a policy which conflicts with LEC or AFA- CWA policy.
- Recommendations for change shall be presented to the LEC officers in writing.
Any AFA-CWA committee appointed by the LEC and empowered to conduct discussions with management on behalf of the flight attendants must first meet with the LEC officers prior to forming any agreement to gain the direction of the LEC.