IAM Challenges Vote for the Association of Flight Attendants at United Airlines

Today the International Association of Machinists (IAM) has filed charges against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) alleging violations of the National Mediation Board (NMB) rules, policies and procedures by AFA and United Airlines.  The allegations were filed following a more than 2,000 vote margin in favor of the Association of Flight Attendants.  AFA International President Veda Shook issued the following statement today:

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Flight Attendants at New United Airlines Unify In World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

Association of Flight Attendants Elected to Represent Nearly 25,000 Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants from United, Continental and Continental Micronesia airlines today elected the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) to be their union at the new United.  The merger brings new opportunities and the conclusion of this election sets the stage for Flight Attendants to unify and become full participants in the benefits of the merger.

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds TSO Decision to Join AFGE

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today issued the following statement of support for the nation's Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) in their selecting union representation with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):

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Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants File For Mediation

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Flight Attendants at Air Wisconsin Airlines, filed a joint petition with management to the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting mediation in contract negotiations. Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union To Unify Mesaba and Colgan Flight Attendants

AFA Files for Single Carrier Determination with National Mediation Board

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that the Mesaba Airlines/Colgan Air merger has created a single carrier, triggering a union representation election for the combined group of nearly 1000 Flight Attendants. Over 600 Flight Attendants at Mesaba Airlines are represented by AFA.

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NMB: Agrees With Flight Attendant Union – Delta Election Merits Investigation

WASHINGTON – The National Mediation Board has agreed with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) that substantive evidence exists that Delta Air Lines interfered with a representation election of Delta Flight Attendants last year. AFA had filed charges of interference on behalf of Delta Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union and FAA Partner On Passenger Safety

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt kicked off the summer travel season today with some helpful tips to educate passengers on how to make air travel as safe as possible.

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Flight Attendant Union Implores United Airlines to Permanently Retire Flight Numbers 93 and 175

Reinstating September 11th United Flight Numbers Disrespects Employees, Passengers and Families Still Grieving Loss of Heroes

Chicago - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing Flight Attendants at United Airlines and 20 other carriers, today advised United Airlines management that using flight numbers 93 and 175 is not an option and that these flight numbers should have already been permanently retired. The union implores the airline to respond quickly out of respect for the Flight Attendants, Pilots, Customer Service Agents and passengers who lost their lives on those flights as well as all of the families, friends and colleagues who still grieve the loss of our heroes.

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Flight Attendants at New United Airlines Are Excited To Be Unified In The Association of Flight Attendants

National Mediation Board Today Mails Ballots to Nearly 25,000 Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – Today, the voting process begins for nearly 25,000 United, Continental and Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants in an election to determine union representation.  Voting instructions were mailed by the National Mediation Board (NMB) today and Flight Attendants at the new United Airlines are excited to be unified in the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) in just six weeks when the voting results are announced on June 29, 2011.

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on Death of Bin Laden

Washington DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Flight Attendants at United Airlines and 20 other carriers, issued the following statement in unity from the union’s International Officers President Veda Shook, Vice President Sara Nelson and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Creighan.

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