Flight Attendant Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States
Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) Board of Directors endorses the election of Secretary Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. AFA said in a statement:
"We work in one of the most heavily regulated industries and with the stroke of a pen, the U.S. President can create havoc within our industry and cause irreparable damage to our careers and to the airlines where we work.
“We have experience with Hillary Clinton as a champion for Flight Attendants, especially as the leading voice for the technical correction to FMLA and the relentless advocate for 9/11 first responders. Recognizing the importance of this election and our experience with Secretary Clinton, the AFA-CWA Board of Directors endorses Hillary Clinton for the next President of the United States.
"Parallel to our union's progress for flight attendants, Secretary Clinton's fight, long and historic, has opened the door for women to overcome discrimination, sexism and become equal partners in shaping our future."
The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 71 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 50,000 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.