Miami Air Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

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Washington, DC (October 12, 2018) — Miami Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 93 percent to ratify a new contract. The 5-year agreement provides immediate pay raises and per diem, and improved work rules for over 100 Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendants Cheer 10 Hours Rest, No Calls or Knives on Planes, Air Quality Initiative, and Numerous Other Safety Priorities in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (October 3, 2018) — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant safety priorities including forever banning knives on planes, no voice calls on planes, and extending the smoking ban to e-cigarettes. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:

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Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Picket CAE Base Opening

Flight Attendants Push for a Fair Contract

Columbia, SC — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), picketed at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) today to push for a fair contract. Air Wisconsin opened a Crew base at CAE on Monday as part of a regional air service contract for United Airlines.

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Flight Attendant Union's Top Safety Priority for Improved Rest Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (September 22, 2018) — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the announcement of a bicameral FAA Reauthorization Bill ready for approval prior to the September 30, 2018 deadline. The bill includes the union’s top safety priority for 10 hours minimum rest, equal with the flight deck, among other AFA safety priorities. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:

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Labor Unrest at Frontier: Flight Attendants Picket at McCarran International Airport

LAS VEGAS (September 21, 2018) — Frontier Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will picket for a fair contract Friday, September 21, at McCarran International Airport (LAS) as they prepare to take a strike vote next month.

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Flight Attendants Picket for Living Wage

Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Push for a Fair Contract

Chicago — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will picket at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on Friday to push for a fair contract. Air Wisconsin secured a long-term contract to provide regional air service for United Airlines this year.

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Emotional Support Animals Negatively Affecting Air Travel

Flight Attendant Union Calls on DOT to Take Action

September 13, 2018 — A new national survey of flight attendants released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) found that over 98% of all respondents had worked a flight with at least one emotional support animal onboard in the last 24 months.

AFA has called on the Department of Transportation to take action to limit abuse of the ‘emotional support animal’ designation in the system. Eighty-two percent of all responding flight attendants strongly believe a consistent policy throughout the airline industry is needed to define requirements while supporting passengers with disabilities and veterans.

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

Washington, DC (September 11, 2018) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the 17th 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 on Flight 93, who in turn sacrificed their own lives to save countless others on the ground.

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Flight Attendants Urge Passengers to Report Extreme Temperatures on Planes with New App

Pushing DOT Adoption of Rules on In-Cabin Temperatures

WASHINGTON, DC (August 1, 2018) – Most airline passengers have suffered from uncomfortable temperatures on airplanes, often sweltering on the ground and then shivering in the air. But now they can help build the case for establishing rules to keep airplane temperatures within reasonable limits. A new mobile app – called 2Hot2Cold – allows passengers and flight crews to document and report extreme temperatures in aircraft cabins.

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Frontier Flight Attendants Continue Contract Fight at Orlando International Airport

Orlando, FL — Flight Attendants at Frontier Airlines will picket Wednesday at Orlando International Airport in support of contract negotiations. Frontier management continues to face increasing pressure from labor disruptions due to protracted contract negotiations with Flight Attendants and Pilots.

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