Constitution & Bylaws

AFA-CWA Constitution & Bylaws (PDF)


The Association of Flight Attendants – CWA (AFA-CWA) was founded in 1945 as a democratic member driven union. AFA-CWA’s mission is to unite all professional flight attendants in order to achieve fair compensation, job security, seniority protections, and improved quality of life through organizing, bargaining and political action while serving as the leading voice for a safe, healthy and secure aircraft cabin for passengers and crew alike.

It is a core value of AFA-CWA to promote economic and social justice for all workers through education and action. We are committed to the broadest employment of our members regardless of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

AFA-CWA will continue to preserve and build upon the proud history of our struggles and accomplishments.



Organizational Structure Officially Established

December 27, 1973

Bylaws Adopted December 27, 1973 (by mail ballot)

Amended, November 23, 1974, Kansas City, Missouri
Amended, November 20, 1976, Hollywood, Florida
Amended, November 3, 1978, Miami Beach, Florida
Amended, November 8, 1979, Los Angeles, California
Amended, November 5, 1980, Los Angeles, California
Amended, November 12, 1981,San Diego, California
Amended, November 4, 1982, Dallas, Texas
Amended, November 17, 1983, Denver, Colorado
Amended, November 1, 1984, Seattle, Washington
Amended, November 21, 1985, San Francisco, California
Amended, November 20, 1986, St. Louis, Missouri
Amended, November 19, 1987,San Diego, California
Amended, October 22, 1988,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amended, November 9,1989, Chicago, Illinois
Amended, October 31,1991, Honolulu, Hawaii
Amended, November 5, 1992, San Francisco, California
Amended, October 21, 1993, Dearborn, Michigan
Amended, October 27, 1994, Las Vegas, Nevada
Amended, October 19, 1995, Palm Springs, California
Amended, October 16, 1997, Portland, Oregon
Amended, October 30, 1998, Orlando, Florida
Amended, October 21, 1999,Manhattan Beach, California
Amended, October 13, 2000, Atlanta, Georgia
Amended, November 15, 2001,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amended, October 18, 2002,San Francisco, California
Amended, October 30, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts
Amended, November 18, 2004,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amended October 20, 2005, Palm Springs, California
Amended November 16, 2006, Portland, Oregon
Amended October 18, 2007, Phoenix, Arizona
Amended July 10, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Amended April 2, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Amended April 29, 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada
Amended April 13, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
Amended July 14, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada
Amended February 8, 2012,Los Angeles, California
Amended February 13, 2013, Chicago, Illinois
Amended April 30, 2014, Orlando, Florida
Amended April 30, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada
Amended May 24, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia
Amended June 24, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona
Amended April 11, 2018, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Amended March 20, 2019, Denver, Colorado
Amended May 20, 2020, (Virtual Meeting)
Amended May 14, 2021, (Virtual Meeting)
Amended May 15, 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada
Amended December 8, 2022, (Virtual Meeting)
Amended March 20, 2023, (Virtual Meeting)

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