AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Secure Tentative Agreement

AirTran Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines management for over 1,700 Flight Attendants who remain at AirTran during the AirTran/Southwest merging process. The Southwest/AirTran merger was announced in 2011.

“AirTran Flight Attendants’ immense contributions have played a key role in the overall success of this merger. These negotiations have been difficult. Working in the limited time frame left for AirTran, it became clear it was time to make some difficult decisions, and bring these negotiations to a close allowing our members to determine the next step,” said Alison Head, AFA AirTran President. “We would like to stress our appreciation for the support and efforts of our Mobilizers, and all of our Flight Attendants throughout these negotiations. Flight Attendants will make the final decision through their vote.”

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 68 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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