Flight Attendant Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) Board of Directors endorses the election of Secretary Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. AFA said in a statement:

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Omni Air Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2016) — Omni Air International Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), reached a tentative agreement for a first contract today with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The details of the agreement will be released first to the over 300 Omni Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union Holds Moment of Silence to Honor September 11 Heroes

Washington, DC (September 11, 2016) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the 15th year since the September 11, 2001 attacks changed the country and the Flight Attendant profession forever:

“On September 11, 2001, twenty-five Flight Attendants took action as first responders in a war we didn’t know we were fighting.  These heroes were among the first to relay the intelligence that alerted our country and our flying partners in flight 93, who in turn sacrificed their own lives to save countless others on the ground.

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Senate Commits to Never Forget Aviation’s First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 9, 2016) — On the 15th remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution Thursday, led by Senators Markey (D-MA), Warren (D-MA), Casey (D-PA), Gillibrand (D-NY), and Booker (D-NJ), committing to never forget aviation’s first responder’s heroic actions. The crewmembers of United Flight 175, American Flight 11, American Flight 77, and United Flight 93 acted as first responders, providing the first information about the unfolding attacks and selflessly protecting the United States and the lives of countless others.

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United Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Joint Contract

CHICAGO (August 12, 2016) — The flight attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract covering 25,000 flight attendants.  Over 90 percent participated in the vote with 53 percent voting to ratify the agreement. This agreement was reached on June 24, 2016, with assistance from the National Mediation Board.

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Norwegian US-based Flight Attendants Vote for Representation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) congratulates the Norwegian Air Shuttle Flight Attendants for electing the Norwegian Cabin Crew Association (NCCA) as their union representative today in an election conducted by the National Mediation Board (NMB).  

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AFA Statement on Attack in Nice, France

Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2016) — Statement by Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO on the attack in Nice, France.

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AFA Statement on Shootings: Break the Silence

Washington, DC (July 11, 2016) — The following is a statement from Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson on the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas and Berrien County, Michigan.

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Flight Attendants Disappointed with Proposed FAA Extension

Washington, DC (July 8, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is disappointed with the proposed FAA Extension which ignores important safety policies including 10 hours minimum rest and a fatigue risk management plan (FRMP) for Flight Attendants. AFA International President Sara Nelson today sent a letter to Congressional Transportation leaders:

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds DOT Rejection of Exemption For Norwegian Air UK

Washington, DC (June 30, 2016) – After months of intense pressure from a broad labor coalition, including the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) today denied an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air UK. AFA urges the DOT to close the door on Norwegian UK permanently by rejecting the foreign air carrier permit outright.

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