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Women's March on Washington

AFA and CWA are participating in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. This will be an historic event that raises the issues that our union has championed for decades: equality for all, economic equality for women and justice in the workplace. It is an opportunity to shine the light on the importance of the labor movement for our role in supporting democracy, organizing to improve conditions at work and empowering women and others to use the power of the collective to address issues that would otherwise be suppressed without our unions. Our messages will be:

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AFA Listening Tour

AFA Listening Tour

Our union is not an institution. It's you and me and all of aviations first responders. To ensure our union is reflecting the needs and hopes of Flight Attendants today, we are launching an AFA Listening Tour with Local, MEC and International Officers. We want to hear from you! 

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FLL Shooting: Confirming Crew Safety, Stay Vigilant

FLL Shooting: Confirming Crew Safety, Stay Vigilant 

(CNN) - Gunshots erupted at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport on Friday, leaving five people dead. Authorities say the gunman, who appeared to be acting alone, is in custody.

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American Airlines Jet Has 3rd Fume Incident in 3 Months, 7 Flight Attendants Transported to Hospital and Released

American Airlines Jet Has 3rd Fume Incident in 3 Months, 7 Flight Attendants Transported to Hospital and Released

Originally published by ABC News, January 4, 2017

Flight attendants on an American Airlines aircraft complained about headaches due to an "odor in the cabin" following the Airbus A330's arrival in Orlando just before midnight Monday, the airline has confirmed.

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Libyan Flight Hijacked, Diverted To Malta; Most Of 118 On Board Released

Libyan Flight Hijacked, Diverted To Malta; Most Of 118 On Board Released

December 23, 2016 - A flight within Libya has been hijacked and diverted to Malta. It landed with 118 people on board; now, nearly all of them have been released.

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says as of 8:50 ET, 109 passengers have been evacuated from the plane and some crew members are in the process of being released.

We are keeping those affected, their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Should you need assistance following this event please contact AFA EAP at 800-424-2406.

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Flight and fight: Attendants learn self-defense in the air

Flight and fight: Attendants learn self-defense in the air

Originally published in The Washington Post, December 18, 2016

As a flight attendant, Gina Hernlem has mastered many skills: maneuvering a beverage cart down a narrow aisle without dismembering a passenger, finding just enough space in an overhead bin to squeeze in that last carry-on and easing the nerves of harried mothers flying with newborns.

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Stogner McDavid: Obama should stand up for U.S. airline jobs

Obama should stand up for U.S. airline jobs

Originally published in The Houston Chronicle 
Author: Ginny Stogner McDavid

Dec 7, 2016 - Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a permit for Norwegian Air International (NAI) to start flying between the U.S. and Europe. The approval got very little fanfare in the media, as other news took center stage. But those of us in the U.S. aviation industry took notice, and we're not happy.

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