Flight Attendants Cheer Inclusion of Top Safety Initiative in House FAA Bill

Washington, DC (June 22, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) cheered Chairman Shuster’s introduction of H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, that includes the union’s top safety priority of 10 hours minimum rest for Flight Attendants - equal to the flight deck - and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP).

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Uniform Issues Persist at American Airlines Carriers

Washington, DC (June 19, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) renews demand for a full recall of American Airlines Flight Attendant uniforms alongside recent news reports that management is moving on a new uniform for pilots.

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U.S. Travel Association Working Against American Families, Flight Attendants Call for Transparency

Washington, DC (June 7, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement after a report that the U.S. Travel Association may have failed to respect U.S. law and disclose that its political activities on behalf of Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways are funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

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Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Senate on Conditions in the Cabin

Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson will testify on conditions in the cabin before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. AFA International President will testify, in part:

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Flight Attendant Union Praises Introduction of Legislation to Stop Outsourcing of U.S. Aviation Jobs

Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of Flags of Convenience Don’t Fly Here Act (H.R.  2150) by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rick Larsen (D-MA) and Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) to ensure foreign air carrier carriers do not undermine labor rights or standards in aviation.

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Flight Attendants Protest American Eagle and United Express Carrier Mesa Airlines

Washington, DC — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will protest at three major airports in front of American Airlines and United Airlines on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to demand a fair contract for Mesa Flight Attendants. Mesa Flight Attendants, who fly under the American Eagle and United Express brands, authorized a strike last month, with a 99.56 percent vote.

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Virgin America Flight Attendants Join AFA in Merger with Alaska Airlines

Washington, DC (April 18, 2017) — The National Mediation Board (NMB) today certified the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) as the sole bargaining representative of the combined Flight Attendant work group at post-merger Alaska Airlines.

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on FCC Terminating Inflight Calls Proceeding

Washington, DC (April 10, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) announcement that it would terminate its inflight calls proceeding:

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GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants File for Mediation

GoJet Flight Attendants fly under Delta Connection and United Express

Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2017) — GoJet Airlines 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 a first contract after management stall tactics stymied talks. GoJet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection and United Express carrier. 

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U.S.-based Norwegian Flight Attendants Join the Flight Attendant Union

Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017) — U.S.-based Norwegian flight attendants voted today to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). Last month the Executive Board of the Norwegian Cabin Crew Association agreed to join AFA pending a full membership vote. Today 59 percent of the voters elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative. In doing so the flight attendants rejected an intense campaign of management interference and union-busting during the vote.

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