Flight Attendant Union Calls For Strike Vote At PSA

Washington, DC – PSA Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are gearing up for a possible strike at the carrier after mediated negotiations with management recently stalled over compensation. Strike vote ballots will be sent to the over 300 Flight Attendants next week with a vote count scheduled for September 14.  PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union Secures Valuable Protections In Tentative Agreement With Frontier Airlines

Washington, DC – Frontier Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), today announced a tentative agreement for the nearly 1,000 Flight Attendants. The four-year agreement provides job security and financial stability for Flight Attendants while still providing assistance for the future viability of the airline.

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Congress Goes On Vacation While Over 75,000 Workers Go Without A Paycheck

Flight Attendants Call Out Lawmakers Who Fail to Pass Aviation Funding Bill

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook issued the following statement today after House Republican leadership left the Capitol for summer vacation without passing reauthorization funding of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The 10-day partial shutdown of the vital agency overseeing the safe passage of millions of travelers has been extended indefinitely:

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Senator Rockefeller For Commitment To Fairness In FAA Bill

Senator Calls Out Those Intent on Shutting Down FAA over Unrelated, Union-Busting Provision

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today issued the following statement commending Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) for his impassioned floor remarks about the consequences of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown and his resolve to pass a “clean” FAA extension that protects democracy for aviation workers:

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American Eagle Flight Attendant Union Leaders Examine Potential Spin-Off and Advantages for Members

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) aggressively continues to secure job protections and identify advantages for American Eagle Flight Attendants in preparation for the carrier’s potential divestment later this year. Since initial speculation of a spin-off, American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by AFA, have been working with industry and economic experts in order to ensure that the nearly 2,000 Flight Attendants are recognized for their contributions to the carrier and are best positioned to take advantage of opportunities available after a divestiture of the airline.

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Partial Shutdown of FAA Caused by Republican Lawmakers' Assault on Workers' Rights

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook issued the following statement today after House Republicans triggered a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

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Flight Attendant Union Urges Congress To Pass Vital FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today urged Capitol Hill lawmakers to act on a long overdue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill before it expires on Friday, July 22. After numerous extensions that have delayed critical funding and vital programs for aviation, Republican lawmakers added a provision that attacks workers’ democratic rights.  The labor provision is holding up critical infrastructure maintenance and safety provisions as these lawmakers have been unwilling to negotiate on a comprehensive reauthorization without the undemocratic provision.

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Flight Attendant Unions Back TSA Multi-Layered Approach To Security Screening

Washington, DC – Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants in the United States, issued support of recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcements emphasizing the importance of risk-based security screenings. Veda Shook, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President; Laura Glading, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) President; and Thom McDaniel, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556 President today issued the following statement:

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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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