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AFA Supports West Virginia Teachers

AFA Supports West Virginia Teachers

March 4, 2018

Christine Campbell, President AFT-West Virginia
Dale Lee, President WV Education Association
Linda Thompson, President WV School Service Personnel Association

Dear Sisters and Brother:

The 50,000 members of the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA, AFL-CIO, stand in solidarity with you as you fight for a fair contract. Your strike is our strike! In response to a communication to our members on your struggle, one Flight Attendant said, “they are bravely supporting the pay and working conditions of workers across America!”

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West Virginia Teachers Give a Lesson in Union Power

West Virginia Teachers Give a Lesson in Union Power

Originally published in The New York Times on March 2, 2018

Before he puts his name to a Supreme Court opinion that is expected to eviscerate public-sector unions, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. should visit West Virginia.

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Sexual Harassment Survey

Take the Sexual Harassment Survey

A national discussion on sexual assault and sexual harassment is taking place - and now is the time to do everything we can to eradicate this from our workplace. As AFA wrote in a recent Op-Ed in The Washington Post, "Our union was formed to give women a voice and to beat back discrimination and misogyny faced on the job. We defined our careers at the bargaining table, in the courts and on Capitol Hill." But the industry never denounced that era and it is time to stamp it out for good. No more "Coffee, Tea, or Me."

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Flight attendants and passengers call for clearer policies around sexual assault on planes

Flight attendants and passengers call for clearer policies around sexual assault on planes

Originally published by PBS NewsHour on February 11, 2018

In 2017, the FBI investigated 63 allegations of sexual assault on airplanes, with several public figures speaking out about their own experiences. But no database tracks these incidents, and airlines are not required to report them to the federal government. Meanwhile, cabin crew report that training on how to handle harassment and assault is inadequate. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.

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‘It’s pervasive, it’s every day’ — How a history of sexism in the airline industry echoes today

‘It’s pervasive, it’s every day’ — How a history of sexism in the airline industry echoes today

Originally published by PBS NewsHour on February 11, 2018

Sara Nelson said she got her initial lesson on sexism in the airline industry during one of her first days on the job, when a fellow flight attendant told her, ”No one is going to have respect for you other than your other flying partners. The management here thinks of you as their wives or their mistresses, and they hold you in contempt.”

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AFA EAP: Protecting Yourself from Sexual Violence

AFA EAP: Protecting Yourself from Sexual Violence

 Flight Attendants, male and female are not immune from the risks of violence- including sexual assaults. Consider the following statistics on rapes and attempted rapes from the Department of Justice:

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Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study at O'Hare This Weekend

The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study is in the midst of its third wave of participant recruitment for the study. The researchers are able to reach many Flight Attendants who previously participated via email, but they are also looking to recruit participants at airports throughout the country. This also allows Flight Attendants to meet the researchers face to face and ask questions in person. If you are not yet familiar with their work or this ongoing study that AFA has encouraged since they started in 2007 go to: fahealth.org.

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