Flight Attendant Union Applauds Announcement Of New TSA Alternative Screening Program

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued support of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new program that will promote an alternate screening of crewmembers. The new program, sponsored by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and the Air Transport Association (ATA), will begin testing later this year.

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United and Continental Flight Attendants Set To Vote To Unify In World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

NMB Agrees with AFA - Declares 'New' United Airlines Ready for Union Election

Washington, DC – The National Mediation Board (NMB) today granted the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA’s (AFA) request to declare that the United/Continental merger has created a single transportation system for the purposes of Flight Attendant representation. Over 24,000 Flight Attendants will soon vote for Flight Attendant union representation at the combined airline.

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Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement With AirTran Airways

Association of Flight Attendants Negotiates Pay and Work Rule Improvements

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), reached a tentative agreement today with AirTran Airways. Mediated talks took place under the auspices of the National Mediation Board.  The two-year agreement calls for pay increases and enhanced work rules. Specific terms will not be released until the over 2,000 Flight Attendants have had a chance to review the details.

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Flight Attendant Union Wins Major Victory For Former Midwest Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) won a major arbitration today for hundreds of former Midwest Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by AFA. The arbitration award validated AFA’s assertion that the Midwest Flight Attendant contract was violated after Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. purchased Midwest Airlines and staffed the same flights with non-Midwest Flight Attendants, often compensated up to 70 percent less.

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TSO Representation Election Kicks Off With Support From Flight Attendant Union

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 campaign to win union representation with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):

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Flight Attendant Union Honors 100th Anniversary Of International Women's Day

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook made the following statement today in recognition of the global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements women have made throughout the past century:

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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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