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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Arizona Governor For Veto Of Discrimination Bill

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The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today cheered the veto of Senate Bill 1062 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Earlier this week, AFA joined thousands of activists and marched on the State Capitol building demanding the veto.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Agreement, Demand Improvements

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Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted down a tentative agreement with management. Through the vote, Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants sent a strong message to management that they expect more for their award-winning contributions to the airline.

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Flight Attendant Union Mitigates Involuntary Furloughs at United Airlines

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AFA International President Veda Shook, United MEC President Greg Davidowitch and Continental MEC President Marcus Valentino negotiated a staffing Side Letter of Agreement with United management this week. The agreement provides United Flight Attendants, who would otherwise be involuntarily furloughed, with more voluntary options as well as the ability for to “cross over” to employment at Continental Airlines. It also keeps the focus on joint contract negotiations with the backing of a unified Flight Attendant work group.

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Flight Attendants, Management at New American Reach Agreement on Bargaining

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The unions representing each pre-merger Flight Attendant group at the new American Airlines reached an unprecedented agreement with Company management last week on bargaining for a 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 Begin Voting On New Agreement

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today begin voting on a new contract that includes top-of-the-industry improvements in many categories. Voting concludes on February 14 at 12:00 pm PST with results announced shortly after.

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United Airlines Flight Attendants Subject To Involuntary Furlough

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United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today calls on management to work collaboratively to find solutions and prevent any involuntary job loss.  After weeks of discussion and tireless work on behalf of the union, today United management has stated they will involuntary furlough some of our most junior members. Greg Davidowitch, president of the United Master Executive Council issued the following statement:
 
“At the very basic level, today’s announcement is a failure by management to recognize protections of our contract.  Despite our recommendations to pursue options that would mitigate the company’s staffing overage, management declined to do the right thing and make the right choice for our airline’s success.

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Flight Attendant Union Commemorates US Airways Flight 1549 Five Years Later After Historic Landing

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