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History

The NATIONAL BLACK COALITION OF FEDERAL AVIATION EMPLOYEES (NBCFAE),  began in May 1976, in San Diego, California when six black controllers felt it necessary to unite to resolve the problems that were not being effectively handled by labor organizations or the various EEO programs.  Nationally organized by August 1976, into one collective voice, the basic organizational structure that exists today was developed.  The National Constitution and By-laws were ratified in January 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. In January 1979, the FAA detailed specific guidelines to all Regional and Center Managers for interaction on the national and regional levels. The NBCFAE continues to formulate ideas, cite problems and offer input to various programs and policy that affect minority employees in the FAA.  The Coalition was the first professional organization in government with goals and objectives focused on minority FAA employees; its constitution continues to be used as a reference guide in the formation of other FAA organizations with minority focus.


Logo

Tower of strength, easily recognized aviation related building.

Circle of unity /continuity

Colors of liberation

Hands- clasped in brotherhood and sisterhood.


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Organization

Nationally, NBCFAE is comprised of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.  The supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the COALITION, as well as the execution of policies and decisions of the active membership is the responsibility of the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee consists of the national officers and the Regional Presidents.

Regionally,NBCFAE is composed of eight regions, (which are established along the same geographical lines as FAA regions):

1. Central

2. Northeast- (includes Eastern and New England Regions)

3. Great Lakes

4. Southern

5. Southwest - includes Aeronautical Center

6. Western Pacific - (includes Northwest Mountain and Alaskan Region

7. Technical Center

8. Washington Headquaters

  Each region is headed by a Regional President who directs the affairs of his/her region and is the representative of NBCFAE in discussions on the regional level with FAA officials.

Locally, NBCFAE is organized into a single FAA facility chapter (Indianapolis Center Chapter, Chicago Center Chapter, etc.) or a metropolitan chapter consisting of different facilities within a certain geographical location (Washington metropolitan chapter, Oakland Bay Area chapter, etc.).


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Motto

Let each become all they are capable of being.


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Membership

Active-Any person who is presently a FAA employee in good standing is eligible to become an active member in this association with full voting and other privileges, if qualified under such rules as the Membership Committee may provide. Dues are three quarters of one percent (.0075) of base pay, step one (1) per year and is paid through payroll deduction.

Retired-Any retired FAA employee in good standing is eligible to become a retired member of this association with full voting and other privileges, if qualified under rules as the Membership Committee provide. Dues are $50 per year

Associate-Any person who is not an employee of the FAA but has an interest in the Coalition may become an associate member on such terms and such privileges as the Membership Committee provide. Dues are $50 per year

Honorary-Regional Presidents may submit to the National Executive Committee, names of individuals who they feel have given exceptional amounts of time and effort to promote the objectives of the NBCFAE.  Honorary membership shall be bestowed upon majority vote by the National Executive Committee.  Honorary membership shall neither vote nor pay dues.

Corporate-Corporations and other interested organizations are eligible for membership as a Corporate Member of this association if qualified under such rules as the Membership Committee provide.  Corporate Members may designate one representative who has the rights and privileges of Active Members with the exception of holding office. Dues are $1000 per year

Associate Corporate Any corporation or other interested organization may qualify for membership as provided by the Constitution and Bylaws. Dues are $500 per year.

Full Associate Any person who is not an employee of FAA, but must be employed by a contractor which provides support services to any FAA organizational entity located at the Federal Aviation Administration. Dues are three quarters of one percent (.0075) of member's gross pay per year


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