Flight Attendant Union Implores Industry to Implement ICAO Guidelines for Child Safety Seats Nearly 30 Years After United Flight 232

(Washington D.C., July 19, 2018) Twenty-nine years after the tragic crash of United Airlines Flight 232 claimed the lives of one infant, dozens of passengers and one fellow Flight Attendant, the Association of Flight Attendants –CWA (AFA) continues to advocate for the use of child safety seats for all children under the age of two:

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, DC (July 10, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh:

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on Janus Supreme Court Decision

Washington, DC (June 27, 2018) — In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that public sector unions cannot charge fair-share fees to non-members, citing a violation of their First Amendment right. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31:

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Flight Attendant Union Thanks Scientists for Identifying Job-Related Cancer Risks

Washington, DC (June 25, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that found U.S. Flight Attendants have a higher prevalence of every cancer they studied, especially breast cancer, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer:

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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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