Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Congress on International Women's Day

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2017) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson will testify on our Fight for 10, No Calls on Planes, Bridge the Gap and Enforcing our Open Skies Agreements to stop flag of convenience schemes like NAI and unfair competition against massive government subsidies for Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. The hearing is before the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee.

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Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Open Strike Vote

Mesa Flight Attendants fly under United Express and American Eagle Brands

Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2017) — Mesa flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today began casting votes to authorize a strike to support efforts to reach an agreement at the carrier. Strike vote ballots have been sent to the over 1,000 flight attendants, with a vote count scheduled for March 29, 2017. Mesa Airlines operates flights for American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express).

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Rep. Tom Reed Urges President Trump to Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs

Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2017) — Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) this month, at the request of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), sent a letter to President Trump urging him to revoke or suspend the Norwegian Air International (NAI) foreign air carrier permit because it violates an aviation agreement and threatens all U.S. aviation jobs.

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Flight Attendant Union: Norwegian Air International Would Have Detrimental Impact to American Jobs and Economy

Washington, DC (February 8, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement after Sean Spicer’s comments on Norwegian Air International (NAI) at yesterday's White House press briefing.

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Flight Attendants Recognize and Report Human Trafficking In The Air

Sex Trafficking spikes during Super Bowl, 2016 Legislative Win Better Arms Flight Attendants to Help Victims

Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2017) — The Super Bowl brings a surge of human trafficking to its host city every year—many of those innocent victims are transported on commercial planes. But this year thanks to legislative advocacy by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, flight attendants are starting to receive mandatory training to recognize and report suspected human trafficking. Since last year's Superbowl, Congress adopted and President Obama signed into law a requirement that airlines provide training, resulting in 100,000 Eyes in the Skies ready to save lives.

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Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Will Vote on Strike

Mesa Flight Attendants fly under United Express and American Eagle Brands

Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2017) —Mesa Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are gearing up for a possible strike at the carrier after mediated negotiations recently stalled. Strike vote ballots will be sent to the over 700 Flight Attendants on February 28, 2017, with a vote count scheduled for March 29, 2017. Mesa Airlines operates flights for American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express).

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Flight Attendant Union Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao On Confirmation

Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) congratulates Elaine Chao on her confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. AFA International President Sara Nelson today issued the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union Urges Immediate Exemption for Flight Crew from Trump’s Entry Ban

Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), representing 50,000 flight attendants at 19 airlines, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly, asking for an exemption for flight crew from President Trump’s Entry Ban Executive Order. Airline crewmembers are subject to the ban. AFA International President Sara Nelson on Monday wrote in the letter:

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U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew Join Flight Attendant Union

Washington, DC (January 26, 2017) — U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Airlines Flight Attendants joined the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). In a union representation election that concluded today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that 97 percent of the voters elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative.

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Flight Attendant Union Encouraged by President’s TPP Policy, Urges Action on Global Aviation Agreements

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2017) — Statement by Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) on President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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