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Reinforcing Our Role as Aviation's First Responders

Reinforcing Our Role as Aviation's First Responders

Dear AFA Members:

The past three weeks have been incredibly challenging for Flight Attendants following the events broadcast from the United Express, American and Delta flights. The mob mentality response to the video clips, with little correct information about the incidents, has put Flight Attendants in the cross hairs. We have been focused on trying to do a national de-escalation to keep travelers from coming to the plane with bias against crewmembers and the authority we must maintain to keep everyone safe.

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A Special Message on Workers’ Memorial Day

A Special Message on Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28, 2017

Dear AFA-CWA Members:

Today, pause to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day.

In 1970, the AFL-CIO declared April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have died on the job and redoubling our efforts to maintain and promote safety at work. The great union organizer and activist Mother Jones gave us the rallying slogan for the day, “Mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” This is our charge and we take it seriously in everything we do to improve our contracts, organize the unorganized, and demand the safest regulations and standards for our jobs.

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AA Uniform DOs and DON'Ts

AA Uniform DOs and DON'Ts

Information for AFA members at Envoy, Piedmont, and PSA

DO visit AFA’s uniform reactions reporting site and report any uniform reactions to AFA, in confidence.

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FAA: Turbulence injuries jolt twice as many flights in 2016

FAA: Turbulence injuries jolt twice as many flights in 2016

Originally published in USA Today

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) — A gashed face while descending into Denver. A fractured spine while heading to the Cayman Islands. Second-degree burns from scalding water while heading to Barbados.

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Six tips to avoid getting kicked off a plane

Six tips to avoid getting kicked off a plane 

Originally published in the Washington Post 

WASHINGTON (April 13, 2017) — “Legging-gate” has died down, but in its place, a pressing question has arisen: How easy is it to get kicked off a flight?

The answer: It depends.

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FCC chairman seeks to keep voice-call ban on planes

FCC chairman seeks to keep voice-call ban on planes

Originally published in USA Today

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2017) — Cellphone calls will continue to be prohibited during airline flights under an order the head of the Federal Communications Commission proposed Monday, which would end consideration of lifting the ban.

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Millions of Pensions in Jeopardy without Vote on Miner's Protection Act

Millions of Pensions in Jeopardy without Vote on Miner's Protection Act

Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2017) — Our nation's miners will lose their healthcare and pensions on April 30th if Congress fails to take a simple action to re-purpose funds that already exist for these benefits. 

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