AFA Statement on Nomination of Linda Puchala to NMB

Statement of Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants On NMB Nomination of Linda Puchala

"The broad support across labor and management for Linda's reappointment is a testament to her ability to bring different parties to agreement. AFA members are proud that a former International President of our union has been recognized for her steadfast efforts to promote collective bargaining at airlines and railroads under the Railway Labor Act. We congratulate Linda Puchala on her nomination as a Member of the National Mediation Board."

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Flight Attendants Call for Swift Passage of Bill to Ban Knives on Planes

Washington, DC (September 11, 2017) – Today marks sixteen years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, in which knives led to the deaths of thousands of Americans, and today the nation’s flight attendants urged swift passage of bi-partisan legislation introduced to permanently prohibit passengers from carrying knives into the aircraft cabin and secure areas of airports.​

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

Washington, DC (September 11, 2017) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the 16th year since the September 11, 2001 attacks changed the country and the Flight Attendant profession forever:

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Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants File for Mediation

Washington, D.C. (August 30, 2017) — Air Wisconsin 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 contract negotiations for nearly 300 Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendants at Mesa Airlines Reach Tentative Agreement

Mesa Flight Attendants fly under United Express and American Eagle Brands

Washington, DC (August 18, 2017) — Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with Mesa Airlines management. The four year agreement would cover over 1,100 Flight Attendants and includes economic and quality of life gains. The deal was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.

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Flight Attendant Union Congratulates Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske

Washington, D.C. (August 10, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) congratulates David Pekoske on his swearing in as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). AFA International President Sara Nelson today issued the following statement:

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Flight Attendants Engage Flying Public at Airports Across the Country in Mesa Airlines Flight Attendant Contract Fight

Washington, DC (August 7, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) this week will urge the flying public to tell American and United regional carrier Mesa Airlines to bargain for a fair contract with Mesa Flight Attendants. Mesa Flight Attendants authorized a strike in March, with a 99.56 percent vote.

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AFA Supports the Cabin Air Safety Act to Stop Toxic Fumes in the Cabin

July 25, 2017 — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) who introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, legislation to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air. 

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Flight Attendants Disgusted, but Not Surprised by Qatar Airways' Attack on Women

AFA Calls on Leaders of Aviation to 'Stand with US'

Washington, DC (July 10, 2017) — Remarks by Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al Baker, posted online, exposed the airline's discriminatory practices and war on women as he called American carriers "crap," U.S. Flight Attendants "grandmothers," and boasted "his" Qatar cabin crew were an average age of 26. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson stated the following on behalf of the union's 50,000 Flight Attendant members at 20 airlines:

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Senator Cantwell for Championing Equal Rest for Flight Attendants

AFA Statement on Senate Markup of FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (June 29, 2017)  — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill (S.1405) as it moves out of the Commerce Committee to the full Senate:

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