FAQs & RESOURCES
These are hyperlinks to websites that you may find useful including Union/Labor, Government and other contacts and resources.
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is the umbrella federation for U.S. unions with 56 unions representing 12.5 million workers. We work to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work – decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. We work to make the voices of working people heard in the White House, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals across the country and in corporate boardrooms.
We provide an independent voice for working families and ways for working people to be actively engaged in politics and legislation.
The Communications Workers of America is a Union for the information age. The CWA represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
We have 1,200 chartered CWA local union in 10,000 communities. Our members work in: telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.
Retiree Association of Flight Attendants (RAFA)
The International Retiree Association of Flight Attendants – CWA unites retired members in a cohesive organization. RAFA advocates 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 the membership. There are RAFA councils in Washington, California, Illinois, Washington D.C. and Hawaii!
“The Federal Aviation Administration is an agency under the U.S. Department of Transportation and is the national aviation authority. The FAA has the authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation
*Known Crew Member (KCM)
“The Known Crewmember® program is a joint initiative between Airlines for America and the Air Line Pilots Association, International.
KCM ties airline employee databases together in a seamless way and enables Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of crewmembers. This enhanced process leverages current technology to provide an effective and cost-efficient solution.
*National Mediation Board (NMB)
“The National Mediation Board (NMB), established by the 1934 amendments to the Railway Labor Act of 1926, is an independent U.S. Federal-government agency that facilitates labor-management relations within the nation’s railroad and airline industries.
Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, NMB programs provide dispute-resolution processes to effectively meet its statutory objectives: avoiding interruption to commerce or to the operation of any carrier; forbidding any limitation upon freedom of association among employees; providing for the prompt and orderly settlement of all disputes concerning rates of pay, rules, or working conditions; and providing for the prompt and orderly settlement of all disputes growing out of grievances related to the implementation and management of collective bargaining agreements.
*National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
“The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline.
The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.
U.S. Passports & International Travel
“Many countries require that your U.S. passport have as much as 6 months validity remaining for entry. If your passport doesn't have the required validity, renew it today to avoid the cost and stress of waiting until the last minute.
NOTE: Although you can make an appointment, you can also walk into the local Honolulu office. This may be easier than waiting for an appointment. Please know that you will need a note from an in-flight manager when you go into the office.
Honolulu Passport Agency
300 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96850
Los Angeles Passport Agency
11000 Wilshire Blvd, #1100
Honolulu, CA 90024
*U.S. House of Representatives
Honolulu Office: 808.541.1986
Washington D.C. Office: 202.225.4906
Honolulu Office: 808.541.2570
Washington D.C. Office: 202.225.2726
Mazie K. Hirono
Honolulu Office: 808.522.8970
Washington D.C. Office: 202.224.6361
Brian E. Schatz
Honolulu Office: 808.523.2061
Washington D.C. Office: 202.228.1153
*OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
AFA-CWA Scholarship Funds
The Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university.
*National Group Protection (NGP) Insurance
For more information on supplemental benefits or working with NGP:
National Group Protection
1445 Greenbrier Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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By using the collective buying power of unions, we are able to offer valuable, discounted products and services exclusively to working families. Savings. Service. Solidarity.
*Union Plus Retirement Planning Center
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