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New American Flight Attendants Reach Agreement on Representation, Bargaining

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AFA and APFA Deal Sets the Stage for Contract Improvements

The unions representing Flight Attendants at the new American Airlines reached an agreement this week on how their workgroup will be represented at the new company and how they will work together to achieve an industry-leading joint contract. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the pre-merger US Airways workgroup while the Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents the pre-merger American workgroup.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Secure Tentative Agreement

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The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has reached a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines management on a five year agreement that would cover over 3,100 Flight Attendants. The tentative agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, contains wage increases and improved job security and protections.

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Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants Reach a Tentative Agreement

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Spirit Airlines and its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced today that they reached a tentative agreement for a five-year contract.  The tentative agreement, which is subject to ratification by the flight attendant membership, planned for first quarter 2014, was unanimously supported by the union’s leadership. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Celebrate Creating World's Largest Airline With American Airlines

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The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today by AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin as US Airways grew into the world’s largest airline through its merger with American Airlines.

“Today, we ring the bell to honor our past and celebrate our future. Our history was made by little airlines that could – and did. US Airways Flight Attendants have spent entire careers building unity. And today, we stand up for the opportunities that come with building the world’s largest airline.

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Flight Attendant Union Opposes In-Flight Cell Phone Use

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The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the possibility that airlines could allow passengers to make cell phone calls:

“Passengers overwhelmingly reject cell phone use in the aircraft cabin. The FCC should not proceed with this proposal.

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AFA EAP Works to Confirm Members’ Safety in LAX Shooting

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Due to a shooting in LAX this morning, departures were stopped, LAX-bound flights that had not yet taken off were held at their originating airports and terminals 1, 2, and 3 were closed. Arriving flights were directed to a remote terminal and road closures by law enforcement have prevented people, in some cases, from leaving the airport. One TSA officer is reported to have died and several others are injured. The shooter is in police custody.

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AFA Contributes To FAA Panel - Recommends Safe, Managed Expansion of PED Use

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On October 31, a special Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) committee released final recommendations on expanded use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) in the aircraft cabin. Prior to the FAA announcement, AFA International President Veda Shook attended a briefing by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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