AFA Coordinates Support And Resources For Flight Attendants Affected By Pinnacle Base Closure In Atlanta

Washington, DC - March 27-28, 2013 – When Pinnacle Airlines announced the closure of the Atlanta domicile, 180 Pinnacle Flight Attendants were affected. Understanding that many questions remain, the Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA), the union for Pinnacle Flight Attendants, is coordinating with state agencies to provide local assistance to crewmembers. On March 27 and 28, AFA will hold meetings to provide an opportunity for Flight Attendants to connect with local services.

In addition to providing information about available resources, AFA will assist displaced Flight Attendants with information on benefits and health care. Personal time with representatives will also be available at the meetings

“Due to the volatile nature of the airline industry, AFA has significant experience in providing assistance for Flight Attendants who are displaced. AFA works tirelessly to represent Flight Attendants despite any challenges and ensure that no one is left behind as a result of business decisions made by management,” said Terry French, AFA Pinnacle President.

For more information on the resources available, or to schedule an interview with a Pinnacle Flight Attendant, please contact Corey Caldwell at ccaldwell@afanet.org 

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 67 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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