Master Executive Council
Current Contract 

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) is the world's largest labor union organized by flight attendants for flight attendants.  AFA represents nearly 50,000 flight attendants at 18 airlines, serving as a voice for flight attendants at their workplace, in the industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill.  Simply put, the goal of flight attendants who become part of AFA-CWA is to negotiate better pay, benefits, working conditions and work rules at their airline, and to improve their safety on the job.

Section 34 Letters Of Agreement

The AFA constitution & bylaws grants the Master Executive Council (MEC) the authority to enter into Letters Of Agreement (LOAs) with management to supplement contractual language and provide additional guidance surrounding matters that were either not foreseen or could not be anticipated during contract negations. LOAs have the full force of contractual language.

Section 34: Letters Of Agreement

This policy is intended to protect a registered Flight Attendant commuter from a performance infraction if she/he is unable to report for duty in Base after complying with the procedures listed herein. Once registered with In-Flight Management as a commuter, the Flight Attendant is responsible for reporting to assignments, training and other mandatory meetings with [...]

As a result of the negotiations for the 2020 Flight Attendant Agreement, changes were made to the Reserve system of assignment, including self-assignment. The company has agreed to pay for focus groups with Flight Attendants in order to explore solutions relative to issues of concern that may arise with the new Reserve system and to gauge relative Reserve [...]

WHEREAS, the Company, in its efforts to maximize efficiency and reduce operating costs, and maintain the viability of continuing with Los Angeles as a Flight Attendant domicile and: WHEREAS, the Company in the interest of maintaining stability at the Los Angeles domicile requested certain changes be made to make the operation financially viable [...]

Asia Language Positions The current system of Asia language staffing as specified in the 2012 Language Qualified Flight Attendants for Asia Letter of Agreement will change from the current system of one Business Class Lead qualified Flight Attendant and two Service qualified Flight Attendants to staffing based on three Lead Qualified Flight Attendants [...]

WHEREAS in 2017, the parties entered into negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement using, in part, a Facilitated Problem Solving approach to address specific topics; and WHEREAS that process resulted in an agreement on April 3, 2020, which was put before the Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants for consideration and ratification; NOW THEREFORE [...]

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on travel and the airline industry has created a need to reduce the number of Flight Attendants at the Company and furlough mitigation procedures in addition to those contained in the Flight Attendant Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are desired; NOW THEREFORE: The Parties agree the below [...]

During the negotiations for the 2020 Flight Attendant Contract, Non-Occupational Medical Leaves of Absence was discussed at the bargaining table on April 17, 2019, specifically provision 17.C.1. While no changes were made to the Contract provision, it was agreed that the Company would not subject any Flight Attendant to a “fit for duty” or medical examination [...]

Performance Bonus Each year, the Company will establish performance goals for on- time performance, safety, etc. Based on the yearly goals, quarterly goals will be set. These performance goals will be discussed with all unions and brought to the attention of all employees. For each quarter that the performance goals are met, each active full-time employee [...]

The Company will credit the following dollar amounts into an individual Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangement (RHRA) for eligible Flight Attendants who terminate employment between January 1, 2017 and April 2, 2025. Flight Attendants will receive the applicable credit according to their Years of Service (YOS) as a Flight Attendant threshold at the effective date of their retirement [...]

The Parties agree that the Company may establish a Flight Attendant domicile in Northern California with one alternate check-in point. No less than three (3) months prior to the establishment of the new domicile, the parties will commence negotiations to finalize language on provisions for the new domicile resulting in one (1) of the two (2) combinations below: Oakland [...]

This LOA shall govern Joint Ventures between the Company and a Foreign Air Carrier. Joint Ventures with U.S. Air Carriers are not permitted absent agreement of the parties. The Company may not enter into a Joint Venture on terms that differ from those set forth herein unless (1) the Company and AFA first agree upon such different terms and enter into a new [...]

This Interim Scope LOA represents the agreement reached by the Parties granting relief from Section 1.B. of the CBA in which the Association agreed to delete the provision(s) which required the Association's approval for code share. Accordingly, the priorities agree to modify Section 1.B.3, 1.B.6, 1.B.7, 1.B.8, and 1.J.of the CBA as set forth below to reflect such relief  [...]

WHEREAS, during the course of Section 6 negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”), the Parties agree that pay adjustments without explanation on Flight Attendant paychecks led to confusion as to the cause for the additional monetary amounts.

NOW THEREFORE, the Parties have reached agreement that the specific and appropriate reasons codes [...]

WHEREAS, the Company has notified the Association of its intent to acquire new Boeing 787-9 aircraft (“New Aircraft”); and WHEREAS, Section 27.C. of the Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Agreement (“Agreement”) requires the Parties to negotiate wages, rules and working conditions relative to such New Aircraft; and WHEREAS, the Parties recognize the mutual benefits [...]

The Company will, after consultation with the Association, implement a trial period wherein Reserve Flight Attendants may check out with Crew Scheduling at the end of their duty period prior to leaving any Hawaiian Airlines areas of the terminal building.

a. Reserve Flight Attendants will first be required to check their messages before checking out [...]

The terms "A320" and "B737" are incorporated into the Contract. The terms "A320" to include all models of A319, A320, A321 and "B737" to include all models of -700, -800, -900. Interisland: A-319; B-737-700: 3 Positions A-320, A-321, B-737-800, B-737-900: 4 Positions It is understood and agreed that the passenger seats/FA ratio for Interisland Flying shall [...]

Honolulu-based Flight Attendants that have available sick leave will progress on the following non-disciplinary steps in place of the steps outlined in Section 19.R of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA): Step 1 Six (6) occurrences in a rolling 365-day period, the Flight Attendant will be required to contact her/his supervisor and schedule a meeting [...]

The Company has requested that the Association agree to an exception to any scope clause provisions contained in Section 1.B. and other related provisions of the Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants’ Agreement (“Agreement”) to permit the Company and JetBlue Airlines, Inc. (“JetBlue”) to enter into a Code Sharing Agreement, as that term is defined in the Agreement [...]

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT As and for a full and final settlement of AFA Grievance No. 46-99-02-04-07. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. and the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA agree as follows: The company agrees that it will not print a flight grouping that does not have the contractually required rest away from domicile pursuant to section seven. [...]

This settlement agreement resolves grievances Nos. 14-05, 15-05, and 27-05. The parties agree that the words “critical illness or injury” in Section 17.E.1. shall be understood to mean an illness or injury in respect of which death is a very real possibility. The parties agree that there are certain instances where a flight attendant is entitled under Section 17.F. to [...]

Regard to, and only regard to, the charter operation involving the Oakland Raiders, the Company may schedule the report time for the return charter operation for two hours prior to the scheduled departure time. No additional pay would be required for duties performed during those two hours. In the event that the Company requires a Flight Attendant to report prior [...]

The settlement the above referenced grievance is pursuant to our agreement as part of the Hawaiian Airlines Mid-term Restructuring Agreement with the Association of Flight Attendants in April of 2003 Issue: the company violated Section 7.D.2.c. (1) and Section 7.C.2.c of the collective bargaining agreement by not allowing crews 18 hours of rest prior to rescheduled [...]

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Section l.B. of the Flight Attendants' Agreement, Hawaiian may enter into an agreement (a “Code Sharing Agreement'') with American Eagle Airlines that permits American Eagle Airlines to utilize the Company's designator code, name, brand, logo, marks or paint scheme in American Eagle Airlines [...]

The purpose of progressive discipline is to allow an employee who has been remiss an opportunity to improve his/her work performance. Flight Attendants shall be looked at on an individual basis. Specific factors shall be taken into consideration e.g., past record, length of service, demonstrated an improvement in problem work areas, etc. Reasonable excuses for infractions [...]

This will confirm the agreement reached during the recent Section 6 Negotiations between the Company and AFA regarding the above referenced grievance. Because of the Company's use of Crew Track and Crew Track's limitations, AFA has agreed that, upon ratification of the tentative agreement by the Flight Attendants, this grievance will be withdrawn [...]

A Grievance Review Board (GRB) will be established with up to three (3) Members designated by each party. It is intended that each party will choose Members who have the authority and the technical expertise to resolve disputes submitted to the GRB. The GRB will meet within thirty (30) calendar days of the grievance(s) being properly appealed [...]

Establishment of a Voluntary Program1. Within thirty (30) days from the date of this letter, the parties will jointly agree upon and contact an experienced grievance Mediator, mediation firm, or mediation organization to help them to develop and utilize an interest- based-bargaining grievance mediation program. Where possible, the services of the National Mediation Board [...]

This will confirm the agreement we reached last month in settlement of the above-referenced grievance. AFA proposed, and you agreed on the following settlement terms: 1) Provided that the number of Friendship Travel Program passes remains at a minimum of six (6) per year, AFA will not pursue additional passes for siblings, as provided in [...]