We have received reports of a number of misrepresentations to Flight Attendants by those distributing authorization cards for UFAA. Examples include, "Just sign so you'll get more information." Or, "Just sign to show you care about that issue [whatever issue you mention]." Flight Attendants who have later learned the real truth about this campaign, have changed their minds after signing. While there's no requirement they let you withdraw your card or cancel it for you, it's certainly reasonable to expect they will honor your request. Use the form on this page to send a revocation letter to UFAA, with AFA copied and as notification to the NMB, if necessary. If UFAA fails to comply with your request it is proof that this is not about seeking to improve your representation or promote work place democracy.
Remember, a Union authorization card is a legal document that will be used in evidence at the National Mediation Board (NMB) to determine if there is enough support to call for a decertification election. It takes a majority of the entire combined Flight Attendant work force. The best way to stop any attempt to divide us is to simply refuse to sign a card, or quietly accept the card and write on it, "AFA is my union," but do not sign the card. No need for confrontation, just a calm, professional and resolute response.
Re: Revocation of UFAA Authorization Card
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing to revoke the UFAA authorization card I recently signed. AFA-CWA is our
certified bargaining representative for United Airlines Flight Attendants. I do not want
UFAA to replace AFA-CWA, nor do I want UFAA to be placed on an election ballot in a
National Mediation Board election.
Accordingly, please destroy the UFAA authorization card that I signed and purge your
records of all the information contained on that card. Furthermore, do not send me any
emails, e-letters or regular mail discussing UFAA, and remove my name from any
email/address list that UFAA maintains. Finally, do not call me on my cell or home telephone.
I have copied AFA-CWA and the National Mediation Board on this letter and expect
UFAA to comply with my request immediately.
[[[YOUR NAME HERE]]]
cc: Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO
National Mediation Board