NOW BOARDING: Summer of Strife at Frontier Airlines

Frontier Flight Attendants Picket at PHL for a Fair Contract

Philadelphia (June 12, 2018) — Flight Attendants at Frontier Airlines picketed Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport adding pressure to move forward with Flight Attendant contract negotiations. Frontier management faces increasing turbulence due to languishing contract negotiations with Flight Attendants and Pilots.

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Toxic Uniforms Present Health Hazard for Flight Attendants

Union releases uniform safety guide for airlines, Congress, media

Washington, DC (May 24, 2018) — Toxic chemicals in flight attendant uniforms have caused a range of serious health problems in recent years, including severe skin rashes and irritation, irritated and swollen eyes, breathing problems, and hair loss. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today released a quick reference guide to secure safe uniforms, define the problem, and encourage airlines to take adequate steps to avoid the safety hazard. New uniforms are rolling out at major airlines next week and over the next few years.

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Flight Attendants Applaud DeFazio’s Move to Address Sexual Harassment in Transportation

Washington, DC (May 17, 2018) – Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the ‘‘Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act,” introduced today by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:

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Survey Reveals Widespread Harassment of Flight Attendants

Leaders Say Failure to Stop Harassment Undermines Airline Safety

Washington, DC (May 10, 2018) – More than two-thirds of flight attendants in the U.S. have experienced sexual harassment during their flying careers, according to a new survey released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). 

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Flight Attendants Turn Up the Heat Over Frontier Airlines Contract Negotiations

Frontier Flight Attendants Hold Informational Picket

Denver — Flight Attendants at Frontier Airlines will picket Tuesday at Denver International Airport to pressure Frontier management to work to bring Flight Attendant negotiations to a close. Picketing will continue over the busy summer travel season unless contract negotiations are resolved. This could mean turbulent skies ahead for labor relations at Frontier Airlines. Last week, Frontier Pilots requested a release from federal mediation, edging closer to a possible strike.

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Flight Attendant Union Remembers Crew of Aloha Flight 243 on Workers Memorial Day

Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on 30th remembrance of Aloha Flight 243 and Workers Memorial Day:

“In 1970, the AFL-CIO declared April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have died on the job and redoubling our efforts to maintain and promote safety at work. The great union organizer and activist Mother Jones gave us the rallying slogan for the day, 'Mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.' This is our charge and we take it seriously in everything we do to improve our contracts, organize the unorganized, and demand the safest regulations and standards for our jobs.

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Flight Attendants Cheer Passage of House FAA Reauthorization Bill with Rest Provisions and More

Washington, DC (April 27, 2018) — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the House of Representatives vote for the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4). The bill includes the union’s top safety priority for equal minimum rest with the flight deck, protections against eroding U.S. aviation jobs, and enhancements to the security of our aviation system.

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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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