Purpose: Objectives of the international Retiree Association of Flight Attendants-CWA are to unite retired members in a cohesive organization to stay in touch with each other socially and to advocate for retiree and pre-retiree needs by organizing and participating in legislative, educational, civic, social, economic and community activities to advance and enhance the interests of its membership.
Membership: 1,500+ members nationally and world wide. Membership drives are ongoing. Former Flight Attendants who worked short term or long term careers with any airline are eligible for membership. A category of membership is open to friends and supporters of RAFA. Members are enfranchised and an executive board is formed by the presidents of all RAFA local councils. To join, click the Membership Information tab (left column).
Councils: RAFA has councils in California (LA and SF), Illinois, Great Britain, Hawaii, Washington State, and the Washington D.C. areas. Members worldwide may choose her/his preferred council or help to form new councils. A RAFA goal is to expand local councils at many airlines to support Flight Attendants in their area.
Meetings: Local councils have quarterly meetings. Local councils determine fundraiser meetings, educational meetings, business meetings and combinations. Local councils choose participation activities in legislative, social and outreach organizations. Electronic conference meetings of the executive boards, officers and committee members are routinely used between regular in-person meeting sessions.