Flight Attendant Union Champions Clean Air for Passengers and Crew, Applauds Lawmaker Action

Washington, DC (June 28, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) praises Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) amendment to the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill (S.1405) with support from Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). The amendment calls for fume event training for flight crewmembers, improves contaminated air reporting requirements, and add sensors to air systems on commercial aircraft. 

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Flight Attendants Praise Lawmaker Move to Maintain Good, Safe Aviation Jobs Through FAA Bill

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) praised Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) for moving forward the Flags of Convenience Don’t Fly Here Act (H.R. 2150) in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act, H.R. 2997). The bill approved today by the committee advances priority safety and job protections for Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union Protests Mesa Airlines Headquarters in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona (June 23, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) leaders from 20 airlines will protest outside Mesa Airlines headquarters on Friday, June 23, 2017 in solidarity with Mesa Flight Attendants' fight for a fair contract.

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Flight Attendant Union Urges NYC Pride Parade to Return to Inclusion

Washington, DC (June 23, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) called on the Heritage of Pride, organizers of the NYC Pride Parade, to allow all airline employees to participate in the parade with pride in self and the advancements they've made where they work. Heritage of Pride’s exclusive corporate sponsorship contracts prohibit all but one airline from "showing pride" in the NYC Pride parade.

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Flight Attendants Cheer Inclusion of Top Safety Initiative in House FAA Bill

Washington, DC (June 22, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) cheered Chairman Shuster’s introduction of H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, that includes the union’s top safety priority of 10 hours minimum rest for Flight Attendants - equal to the flight deck - and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP).

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Uniform Issues Persist at American Airlines Carriers

Washington, DC (June 19, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) renews demand for a full recall of American Airlines Flight Attendant uniforms alongside recent news reports that management is moving on a new uniform for pilots.

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U.S. Travel Association Working Against American Families, Flight Attendants Call for Transparency

Washington, DC (June 7, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement after a report that the U.S. Travel Association may have failed to respect U.S. law and disclose that its political activities on behalf of Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways are funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

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Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Senate on Conditions in the Cabin

Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson will testify on conditions in the cabin before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. AFA International President will testify, in part:

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Flight Attendant Union Praises Introduction of Legislation to Stop Outsourcing of U.S. Aviation Jobs

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of Flags of Convenience Don’t Fly Here Act (H.R.  2150) by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rick Larsen (D-MA) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) to ensure foreign air carrier carriers do not undermine labor rights or standards in aviation.

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Flight Attendants Protest American Eagle and United Express Carrier Mesa Airlines

Washington, DC — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will protest at three major airports in front of American Airlines and United Airlines on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to demand a fair contract for Mesa Flight Attendants. Mesa Flight Attendants, who fly under the American Eagle and United Express brands, authorized a strike last month, with a 99.56 percent vote.

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