Association of Flight Attendants

AFA-CWA Senior Campaign Lead on Delta Flight Attendant Organizing Drive

Based in Atlanta, GA


Job Title/Position: AFA-CWA Senior Campaign Lead on Delta Flight Attendant Organizing Drive
Starting Salary: $96,097.59 - $124,430.96
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

On November 1, 2019, after receiving thousands of requests from Delta Flight Attendants, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) announced that the union is putting its full resources behind efforts to organize a union with AFA-CWA. This campaign is the largest in the country with 25,000 Delta Flight Attendants seeking to gain a voice, respect and fairness on the job. Delta is the only U.S.-based mainline carrier where Flight Attendants are not represented by a union. Even though the airline is producing double the profits of its nearest competitor, Delta Flight Attendants receive on average more than ten thousand dollars less than Flight Attendants working the same type of operation with an AFA contract.

This campaign is not only the biggest in the country, it is a major organizing campaign in the south at a southern-based company. Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a U.S. legacy airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, where approximately one third of the 25,000 Flight Attendants are based. The airline operates over 5,000 flights daily and serves more than 300 destinations. Delta has 17 Flight Attendant bases and focus cities including Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa.

Job Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Have at least 5 years of relevant, applicable campaign experience in worker organizing, political or legislative work, corporate campaigns and/or movement building, respectively, with demonstrated results. For worker organizing campaigns, relevant campaign experience means experience winning or otherwise effectively waging NLRB elections or other applicable forms of union recognition or certification. For political or legislative campaigns, relevant campaign experience means applicable experience conducting political mobilization, or staffing candidate or issue campaigns, or engaging in legislative advocacy. For other types of campaigns, relevant, applicable campaign experience may vary.
  • Have demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice and the labor movement.
  • Have advanced communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours and may involve travel away from home/office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and prioritize strategy and tactics, analyzing what is effective
  • Leads and directs campaign work
  • Develop and manage a campaign budget
  • Identify and work with CWA Locals and community partners
  • Write and fully communicate a campaign plan and develop campaign metrics
  • Will be accountable for all aspects of the campaign and work to objectives/metrics, directing the work of others towards these goals and producing regular reports
  • Develop training materials and train locals, staff and community partners
  • Responsible for six (6) month campaign evaluation
  • Mentoring team members, helping them implement the CWA Model of Organizing
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Specifications:

  • Wages: See Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Benefits and other terms as per described in the Memorandum of Agreement.
  • This position will not be used to replace regular full time CWA Staff Representatives or District Organizing Coordinators or in lieu of hiring regular full time staff for permanent positions/vacancies.

To Apply:
If you feel you have the background and experience to qualify for this position and wish to apply for it, outline your qualifications and submit a letter of interest online Apply Here.

CWA is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.