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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Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Authorize Strike

Mesa Flight Attendants fly under United Express and American Eagle Brands

Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2017) —Mesa Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 99.56 percent for strike authorization. Mesa Airlines operates flights for American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express). Mesa flight attendants are underpaid compared to other flight attendants flying for United and American airlines.

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Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Congress on International Women's Day

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2017) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson will testify on our Fight for 10, No Calls on Planes, Bridge the Gap and Enforcing our Open Skies Agreements to stop flag of convenience schemes like NAI and unfair competition against massive government subsidies for Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. The hearing is before the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee.

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