AirTran Flight Attendants Continue Six-Weeks Of Picketing in Dallas

Washington, DC – AirTran Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will continue a “Six Cities in Six Weeks” series of public protests on Wednesday, March 9 in Dallas. As management continues to stall contract negotiations, Flight Attendants’ frustrations escalated recently over reports that top AirTran executives will be receiving nearly $20 million in merger bonuses. AirTran Flight Attendants will continue the pickets across the country through April 1 until a tentative agreement has been reached. If there is not an agreement by April 1, then picketing will continue in six additional cities.

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Association of Flight Attendants Support Union Members' Stand For Enhanced Safety

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Creighan issued the following statement of support to the more than 1,600 Washington Hospital Center nurses who staged a one-day strike today in Washington, DC:

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Delta Air Lines Sued For Discriminating Against Former Union Members

Washington, DC – Determined to fight back against discrimination based solely on their status as former union members, several Delta Flight Attendants, with the assistance of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), filed a lawsuit today against Delta Air Lines management.  The lawsuit, filed in a U.S. District Court on behalf of pre-merger Northwest Flight Attendants, comes after Delta management withheld higher profit sharing checks from over 7,500 pre-merger Northwest Flight Attendants based solely upon their prior union membership.

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Flight Attendant Union President Named To AFL-CIO Executive Council

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today was seated on the Executive Council of the largest federation of unions in the United States, the AFL-CIO. As a member of the Council, President Shook will play an influential role, ensuring a strong voice for Flight Attendants and serving as an advocate for working families.

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Airline Passengers Benefit As Flight Attendants Gain Ground On Sanitation And Temperature Standards

Flight Attendants Get Cabin Health and Safety Standards in Senate’s FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC – Members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) put key U.S. Senate offices on speed dial in a successful call-in campaign to press for long-overdue health and safety protections: Yesterday, the Senate defeated an attempt to strip OSHA protections for Flight Attendants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill. The amendment to remove health and safety protections for Flight Attendants and passengers, including sanitation and temperature standards in the aircraft cabin, was rejected by a 52-47 party line vote.

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House Republicans Reject Safety and Health Protections For Flight Attendants and Passengers

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is redoubling its efforts to gain significant health and safety protections for Flight Attendants and passengers in the aircraft cabin. Flight Attendants represented by AFA are targeting specific Congressional offices that could make the difference in health and safety for crewmembers and the traveling public.  The union is pressing the issue forward even as the United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee rejected an attempt to include important OSHA protections for Flight Attendants in their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill.

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Frustrated US Airways Flight Attendants To Picket Airports Across The Country

Nationwide Day of Action Highlights Management’s Failure to Negotiate a Merged Contract

Washington, DC –US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will conduct a nationwide protest over the failure of US Airways management to negotiate a merged Flight Attendant contract. After five years of protracted contract negotiations and the announcement of US Airways’ second biggest profit in the airline’s history, Flight Attendants are united in their effort to reach a fair contract that reflects the sacrifices they made for the success of the airline.

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AirTran Flight Attendants Announce Six-Week Picketing Schedule In Six-Cities

Washington, DC – AirTran Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a “Six Cities in Six Weeks” picketing tour. As frustrations escalate over management’s continued stalling of contract negotiations, AirTran Flight Attendants will begin a series of public protests on Monday, February 14 in Atlanta and scheduled through April 1 in Baltimore. If a tentative agreement is not reached by April 1, then picketing will continue in six additional cities.

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Five Years – No Contract: US Airways Flight Attendants Are Fed Up With Management

Phoenix, AZ – After five years of protracted contract negotiations and the announcement of US Airways’ second biggest profit in the airline’s history, the members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) have had enough of management delay tactics and attempts to negotiate a concessionary merged contract.

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Miami Air Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Washington, DC – Miami Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today ratified a four-year agreement with management. Of those voting, over 90 percent supported the agreement.

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