U.S. and EU Aviation Workers Double-Crossed by DOT NAI Decision

Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) condemns the decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation approving a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) flag-of-convenience airline. The decision fails to acknowledge the labor protections of the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement and sets a precedent that risks hundreds of thousands of U.S. aviation jobs. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued a statement:

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Flight Attendants Rally to Save Social Security and Medicare

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Cathay Pacific Airways Cabin Crew, supported by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), Bay Area labor, and allies will rally in front of Cathay Pacific U.S. corporate offices on Tuesday, November 29. The public demonstration aims to pressure the airline to ensure U.S. employees have access to Social Security and Medicare. Cathay Pacific Airways in September made a unilateral decision to stop paying payroll taxes for U.S. Flight Attendants—permanently denying Social Security and Medicare benefits.

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United Announcement to Reduce Carry-On Bags Moves on Long-Time Flight Attendant Union Safety Initiative

CHICAGO (November 15, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has for years worked to limit the number and size of carry-on bags in an effort to reduce risks of injury and conflict onboard the aircraft. United Airlines' announcement of a new “Basic Economy” that includes a requirement for passengers to check luggage will likely reduce carry on baggage and improve safety for crew and passengers.

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Frontier Flight Attendants Picket Thursday in Push for Contract

DENVER — Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), protested at three major airports on Thursday, November 3, as they press to reach a contract.

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Cathay Pacific U.S.-based Cabin Crew Organize for an Election to Join the Flight Attendant Union

Cathay Pacific U.S.-based Cabin Crew Organize for an Election to Join the Flight Attendant Union

Union Cards Submitted to Federal Agency on October 24

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Flight Attendants Continue to Push for 10 Hours Rest with Senate Champions

Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction legislation to fight flight attendant fatigue with 10 hours minimum rest, led by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Jean Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA). This bill will improve aviation safety for crew and passengers.

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

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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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