A. Wearing of Insignia and Lapel Emblems
The wearing of the official lapel emblem on flight uniforms at all times shall be deemed Union policy subject to the following conditions:
1. Members not in good standing should be requested to remove the emblem until they have taken necessary steps to be returned to good standing.
2. Inactive and apprentice members should be encouraged to wear the appropriate emblem.
3. The Union shall support in any possible manner any member or members who suffer or are threatened with any disciplinary action as a result of the wearing of the emblem.
4. AFA-CWA Officers are issued pins designating them as elected Officers of AFA-CWA. All outgoing Officers shall be permitted to retain their pins; however, only current Officers can wear these pins designating them as AFA-CWA Officers.
All members are urged to display the emblem on their uniforms. Nothing mentioned above shall be deemed as compulsory, but all recommendations herein shall be considered official AFA-CWA policy and cooperation by all members is urged.
B. Membership Card
A member shall, at all times, carry the AFA-CWA membership card and be aware of that member's membership number which should be included in all intra-AFA-CWA correspondence. Special note should be taken by a member to become familiar with the statement of representation on the reverse side of the membership card.
An educational program shall be conducted by local AFA-CWA Officers and the International Secretary-Treasurer of the Union for the purpose of informing all members of what may occur when a member resigns from the Union. Any member learning of a contemplated resignation from the Union is requested to promptly notify the Officers of that Local Council and the International Secretary-Treasurer of the Union that such resignation is imminent and that whenever a resignation from the Union is received, the member's Local Executive Council will be notified and an investigation will immediately be conducted by said Local Executive Council, including an informal hearing with the individual concerned. The International Secretary-Treasurer of the Union shall be furnished with a complete report of such investigation and the Local Executive Council's recommendations related thereto.
No member shall take the responsibility of organizing another group of flight attendants on another carrier without authority from the International President.
E. Apprentice Study Program
The International Office of the Union shall prepare and have available a study material folder for apprentice members which shall include at least the Constitution and Bylaws, the Policy Manual, short history of the Union, and such other material deemed appropriate, with such study folder to be furnished each flight attendant approved for apprentice membership in the Union. Each Local Council shall cooperate and assist their apprentice members in accomplishing their educational program.
F. Apprentice Member Assistance
An apprentice member shall be entitled to representation as far as her/his contract allows.
G. Expulsion of Strikebreakers
Any flight attendant who participates in strikebreaking by actually working a trip of an airline on a legal AFA-CWA sanctioned strike shall be subject to discipline established by the AFA-CWA Hearing and Appeal Boards.
H. Reinstatement and Membership Rights of Strikebreakers
Reinstatement and membership rights and privileges are to be denied and refused all persons who engage in actions of strikebreaking.
I. Credentials for Physically Disabled Members
An AFA-CWA member in good standing who is physically disabled or is forced to stop flying because of physical reasons, shall be granted credentials similar to those now given to flight attendants that retire from the profession at normal retirement date.
J. Furloughed Members
1.A member receiving furlough pay has a regular dues obligation on such pay for those months covered including furlough pay received while the member is furloughed due to a strike.
2. A member on voluntary furlough status has a regular dues obligation for the first ninety (90) days.