Flight Attendant Union Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Washington, DC (January 19, 2015) – As our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson issued a statement:
“Today, we honor a great leader, a pioneer for diversity, and an advocate for labor. In addition to being a heroic champion for civil rights, Dr. King fought diligently for decent wages, fair working conditions, health and welfare measures, and respect for the individual. Dr. King promoted workers’ rights as human rights. Equality must include an equal voice. In Dr. King’s legacy is a model for how to overcome great challenges by building a movement for change through the power of the collective. AFA seeks to honor Dr. King every day by promoting collective bargaining and remaining resolute in demanding equality for all. We are stronger together. We are better together.”
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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 67 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.