Flight Attendant Union Encouraged by President’s TPP Policy, Urges Action on Global Aviation Agreements

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2017) — Statement by Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) on President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Flight Attendant Union Pledges to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Year-Round

Washington, DC (January 16, 2017) – As our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson said:

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AFA-CWA Praises Crew of US Airways Flight 1549

Washington, DC (January 15, 2017) – On the eighth anniversary of the extraordinary landing on the Hudson, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement honoring the expert work of the crew of US Airways Flight 1549:

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U.S. Aviation Workers Sue Obama Administration to Reverse DOT’s Norwegian Air International Decision

Latest Action in Fight to Defend U.S. Trade Agreements, Save U.S. Aviation Jobs

WASHINGTON––Organizations representing more than 100,000 aviation workers filed a petition today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a first step in a drive to overturn the Obama administration’s decision to permit Norwegian Air International (NAI) to fly to and from the United States under a business plan that runs counter to U.S. Open Skies agreements and threatens U.S. jobs.

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Flight Attendants Urge the Flying Public to Deny Norwegian Air International

Washington, DC (December 19, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) this week will urge the flying public to tell the President to stop Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier permit. The Department of Transportation on December 2, 2016 approved NAI to fly to the U.S. setting a dangerous precedent that risks hundreds of thousands of U.S. aviation jobs.

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Flight Attendants Push Again for Ban on Voice Calls In Flight

WASHINGTON, DC (December 8, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement on today’s proposed rulemaking from the Department of Transportation’s on Notification of Voice Calls on Aircraft.

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U.S. and EU Aviation Workers Double-Crossed by DOT NAI Decision

Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) condemns the decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation approving a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) flag-of-convenience airline. The decision fails to acknowledge the labor protections of the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement and sets a precedent that risks hundreds of thousands of U.S. aviation jobs. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued a statement:

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Flight Attendants Rally to Save Social Security and Medicare

SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Cathay Pacific Airways Cabin Crew, supported by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), Bay Area labor, and allies will rally in front of Cathay Pacific U.S. corporate offices on Tuesday, November 29. The public demonstration aims to pressure the airline to ensure U.S. employees have access to Social Security and Medicare. Cathay Pacific Airways in September made a unilateral decision to stop paying payroll taxes for U.S. Flight Attendants—permanently denying Social Security and Medicare benefits.

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United Announcement to Reduce Carry-On Bags Moves on Long-Time Flight Attendant Union Safety Initiative

CHICAGO (November 15, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has for years worked to limit the number and size of carry-on bags in an effort to reduce risks of injury and conflict onboard the aircraft. United Airlines' announcement of a new “Basic Economy” that includes a requirement for passengers to check luggage will likely reduce carry on baggage and improve safety for crew and passengers.

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Frontier Flight Attendants Picket Thursday in Push for Contract

DENVER — Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), protested at three major airports on Thursday, November 3, as they press to reach a contract.

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