Delta Connection Flight Attendants At Compass Airlines Stand Up For Decent Pay
Washington, DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted against a tentative agreement with management. The agreement, voted down by nearly 80 percent, is a clear indication that Compass Flight Attendants are resolute in reaching an agreement that recognizes their contributions to the airline. Compass is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection Carrier.
“Compass Flight Attendants have played a critical role in the success of the airline since operations launched five years ago and it is imperative that our first contract reflect those contributions,” said Catriona Bagley, AFA Compass Airlines President. “Management will have to dig deeper. A true measure of a successful airline is the life it affords its frontline workers. We need a living wage. Compass Flight Attendants want the valuable protections a legally binding contract provides, but we cannot accept an agreement that would keep us in the bottom third of all regional carriers.”
Compass Flight Attendants have mobilized around this agreement and their determination for a solid contract. AFA is immediately launching a survey to the 420 Compass Flight Attendants in order to determine current top priorities.
“AFA members have the right to determine our future through our vote and today, our voices were heard. We are moving quickly to focus our top priorities to negotiate an agreement that the Flight Attendants can approve,” stated Bagley.
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 over 65 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 at 23 airlines 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.