Thursday, December 8, 2022
2023 Base Representative Elections
Click the image above for the 2022 APFA Base Representatives election video update.
The APFA National Ballot Committee has focused over the last year on making several positive changes to key areas of the balloting process and modernizing behind the scenes. We are also making strides to communicate more, not only with our flying peers but with the APFA leadership consistently.
The National Ballot Committee policies and procedures are guided by the APFA Constitution and Policy Manual and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) guidelines set forth by the Department of Labor. Every change and update goes through a careful review by APFA legal counsel and our local representative at the Department of Labor.
2023 Base Representative Election Timelines
Virtual Candidate Forum
On January 19, 2023, at 1300 (CT), the National Ballot Committee and APFA National Secretary Josh Black will hold a virtual candidate forum. All candidates are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the election process and ask questions.
Keep an eye out for the newly re-designed elections page on the APFA website as we move closer to the Base Representative elections. We will be adding more information as well as a link for anyone who needs to request a duplicate ballot.
Candidate booklets will be available to all members on the Union Elections page of the APFA website on February 7, 2023, the day the ballots are mailed. On the voter information page included with your ballot, a QR code will also be printed that you can scan, which will take you directly to the candidate booklets. Candidate information will be available to you throughout the balloting period. You may print the information from the website.
SFO Base Transition or Transferring Bases on/before March of 2023
For our SFO members who are transitioning to new bases in early 2023, if you are interested in submitting a Willingness-to-Serve at your new base, indicate your new base on the Willingness-to-Serve form.
For any member interested in running for office, the APFA Policy Manual Section 14.J.3.states that you must be permanently based at the base you apply to represent on the date the ballots are counted, March 9, 2023.
For the members who will be transferring bases in early 2023, per the APFA Policy Manual Section 14.K.5., your Base Officer Representative ballot will be sent for the base in which you are based on the day the ballots are counted, which will be March 9, 2023.
Update Your Address With APFA
The National Ballot Committee reminds every member to make sure that APFA has your correct mailing address to receive an election ballot. Even though you may have updated your address with the Company, American Airlines does not share that information with APFA. This is especially important for members who moved or relocated recently.
If you have issues logging into the APFA website, you may contact the Membership Department at 817-540-0108, ext. 3.
APFA National Ballot Committee Chair