Virgin America Flight Attendants Join AFA in Merger with Alaska Airlines

Washington, DC (April 18, 2017) — The National Mediation Board (NMB) today certified the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) as the sole bargaining representative of the combined Flight Attendant work group at post-merger Alaska Airlines.

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on FCC Terminating Inflight Calls Proceeding

Washington, DC (April 10, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) announcement that it would terminate its inflight calls proceeding:

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GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants File for Mediation

GoJet Flight Attendants fly under Delta Connection and United Express

Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2017) — GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to press forward on a first contract after management stall tactics stymied talks. GoJet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection and United Express carrier. 

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U.S.-based Norwegian Flight Attendants Join the Flight Attendant Union

Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017) — U.S.-based Norwegian flight attendants voted today to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). Last month the Executive Board of the Norwegian Cabin Crew Association agreed to join AFA pending a full membership vote. Today 59 percent of the voters elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative. In doing so the flight attendants rejected an intense campaign of management interference and union-busting during the vote.

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Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Authorize Strike

Mesa Flight Attendants fly under United Express and American Eagle Brands

Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2017) —Mesa Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 99.56 percent for strike authorization. Mesa Airlines operates flights for American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express). Mesa flight attendants are underpaid compared to other flight attendants flying for United and American airlines.

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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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