AFA Statement on H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

April 18, 2018 — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA commends the introduction of the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4). H.R. 4 improves safety, protects U.S. aviation jobs, and enhances the security of our aviation system.

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Flight Attendant Union Re-Elects Sara Nelson as President

Atlantic City, NJ (April 10, 2018) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) directly-elected leaders from twenty airlines today re-elected Sara Nelson as International President by acclamation to serve the new four year term. Debora Sutor was re-elected as International Vice President and Kevin Creighan as International Secretary-Treasurer.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Merger Contract

SEATTLE (April 3, 2018) — Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today voted by 75 percent to ratify a joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) covering over 5,700 Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines and former Virgin America.

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Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Congress on Combating Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Air

Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2018) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson will testify before the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues on combating sexual harassment and assault in the service sector. The hearing, starting at 2:00pm Eastern, will be broadcast on C-SPAN 3.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Merger Tentative Agreement With Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE (February 14, 2018) — The leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Alaska Airlines and former Virgin America Airlines, reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines on a joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) covering over 5,400 Flight Attendants.

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Frontier Flight Attendants Engage Flying Public in Their Contract Fight

DENVER (February 5, 2018) — Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will urge passengers to tell Frontier to bargain for a fair contract. Flight Attendants will leaflet at six major airports on Monday, February 5, 2018.

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Flight Attendants Applaud New United Airlines’ Emotional Support Animal Policy

Washington, D.C. (February 1, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is thrilled with United Airlines’ announcement of a new policy that increases requirements for emotional support animals, following a 75 percent year-over-year increase in emotional support animals onboard the airline's flights. 

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AFA Statement on New Delta Emotional Support Animal Policy

Washington, DC (January 19, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) supports Delta Air Lines' announcement of increased requirements for emotional support animals. AFA International President Sara Nelson today issued the following statement:

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AFA-CWA Praises Crew of US Airways Flight 1549

Washington, DC (January 15, 2018) – On the ninth anniversary of the extraordinary landing on the Hudson, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement honoring the expert work of the crew of US Airways Flight 1549:

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Flight Attendant Union Heralds Flight Attendant Actions for Safe Delivery of Baby Inflight

Mesa Air and American Airlines also recognize Flight Attendants

DALLAS (January 10, 2017) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) members working American Flight 5783, operated by Mesa Airlines, today were recognized by Mesa Airlines and American Airlines for delivering a baby inflight in the final days of 2017. 

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