Flight Attendant Union Protests Mesa Airlines Headquarters in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona (June 23, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) leaders from 20 airlines will protest outside Mesa Airlines headquarters on Friday, June 23, 2017 in solidarity with Mesa Flight Attendants' fight for a fair contract.

“Flight Attendants have worked for far too long under bankruptcy pay and work rules,” said Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. “With 10-20% lower pay than other regional airline crews working flights for the American and United brands, Mesa Flight Attendants often must choose between paying utility bills or buying food. The Flight Attendants took a 99.56% strike vote to back up their bargaining demands . We will turn up the heat until Mesa management agrees to a fair contract!” 

WHO: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)

WHEN: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30pm local time

WHERE: Mesa Airlines Headquarters (410 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008)

Mesa Airlines is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and provides 600 daily departures to 117 cities, 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico including Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and Washington, DC. 

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The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 71 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 50,000 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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