AFA Stands in Solidarity with CWA at Verizon
Washington, DC (April 13, 2016) — After ten months of intensive negotiations to reach a fair contract with Verizon, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is on strike as of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson said in a statement today:
“We stand in solidarity with our CWA sisters and brothers at Verizon. It’s time Verizon workers share in the billions of profits they help create. Verizon fails to acknowledge that workers should earn a living wage, while their executives make 200 times the compensation of the average Verizon employee. It is important to keep and promote good jobs in America, and that is why workers are standing together for a good contract at Verizon. "
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 70 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 atwww.afacwa.org.