Dues and Agency Fee Q & A – 2018
How much are dues and when do they start?
Dues are $50/month and are owed the fifth month after the completion of initial training. Dues cover local council expenses, as well as providing support on the International level, such as legal assistance, negotiations expertise, safety, health and security experts, EAP and legislative support.
How do I pay dues?
There are two options:
- Payroll Deduction – The easiest and most convenient. Complete a Dues Check Off Form and monies owed will be deducted from your paycheck on the 13th of each month. As an example: The dues for May would be deducted on the 13th June.
- Pay online at www.afacwa.org/payment.
Who has to pay dues?
All Flight Attendants, after completing their fourth month, must pay dues or an equivalent service/agency fee. This is a condition of employment.
What is the service charge/agency fee?
If you chose not to join AFA, as a condition of continued employment at Compass, you must pay a service charge/agency fee of $50 a month. Why? If you chose not to join the Union you receive the wages and all other benefits provided in the contract and the Union is required to represent you. If you chose not to join you may NOT vote in any elections, vote, serve as an officer or on a committee, receive the services of national programs such as AFA EAP, or be allowed to attend Union meetings. Please see Section 23 D. of the new Agreement.
I am on leave – do I have to pay dues or fees?
All Flight Attendants on leave, except for those on a military leave, must pay dues for the first 3 months of an unpaid leave of absence. You will be invoiced for any amounts owed.
How do I become delinquent and how does that impact me?
If any amount owed is not paid within 90 days of the date it is owed will be considered in bad standing. As a consequence of a bad standing you are denied all rights and benefits of membership until amount has been paid.