The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today cheered the veto of Senate Bill 1062 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Earlier this week, AFA joined thousands of activists and marched on the State Capitol building demanding the veto.
AFA also issued a direct appeal to Governor Brewer cautioning that allowing SB 1062 to become law would be “a historic and economic step backwards – one that could lead to a hostile environment for AFA members who live, work and transit Arizona.” Additionally, AFA is concerned about the impact of such discriminatory practices on air traffic to Arizona cities where Flight Attendants work.
AFA has a long, distinguished history of advocating for equality. Among the nation’s leaders in overcoming discrimination, AFA has worked to ensure that women receive equal pay, to improve working conditions, and even fought for Flight Attendants’ rights to marry and have children. AFA remains a leader in calling for inclusion and benefits for all members regardless of gender, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation.