Flight Attendants Urge Action on Legislation to Enforce U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement

Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of H.R. 5090 that would ensure enforcement of the labor provisions in the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement. The legislation is led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), chairman of the Aviation subcommittee; Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), ranking member of the Aviation subcommittee; and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)

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United Flight Attendants Picket for Industry-Leading Contract

Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2016) — United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), will protest at six major airports across the country on Thursday, April 21, as they press for the industry-leading contract expected in the midst of record profits.

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DOT NAI Decision Breaks Agreement with U.S. Aviation Workers

Washington, D.C. (April 15, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Transportation today tentatively approved a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International's (NAI) Irish-flag subsidiary. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) strongly opposes this application as it sets a dangerous precedent for transatlantic aviation and risks thousands of U.S. aviation jobs. AFA promises to vigorously oppose this move during the comment period. 

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AFA Stands in Solidarity with CWA at Verizon

Washington, DC (April 13, 2016) — After ten months of intensive negotiations to reach a fair contract with Verizon, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is on strike as of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson said in a statement today:

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Flight Attendants Support Legislation Calling for Cybersecurity Standards for Aircraft

Boston, MA (April 7, 2016) — As the Senate debates the FAA Reauthorization Bill, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced new legislation, the Cyber AIR Act, calling for cybersecurity standards for commercial aircrafts. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has advocated for two years for the need to assess potential vulnerabilities of expanded technology onboard.

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United Flight Attendants to Picket PAR Capital, Altimeter Headquarters

Boston, MA (April 5, 2016) — Hostile hedge funds, PAR Capital Management, Inc. and Altimeter Capital Management, Inc. are distracting from new leadership efforts to improve United Airlines by seeking to wrestle control of the UAL Board. Flight Attendants, other employees, passengers and economists recognize this move is about short-term gain in share price, not long-term success for United Airlines.

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Flight Attendants Call on American CEO to Pay All Employees Equally

Washington, DC (March 24, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), calls on American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to provide American Eagle flight attendants with the same wage increase as mainline flight attendants. While Doug Parker announced profit sharing for all AAG employees, the Flight Attendants serving the same passengers for American Eagle are paid significantly less.

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Flight Attendant Union Calls on Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Washington, DC (March 24, 2016) — Last week, the Georgia State Assembly passed HB 757, an anti-LGBTQ bill. While proponents argue that the intent of the bill is to expand religious rights, the reality is that it paves the way for wide-ranging discrimination.

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Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines to Vote on Tentative Agreement

Washington, DC (March 19, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) last night reached a tentative agreement with Spirit Airlines management on a five year agreement that would cover over 2,200 Flight Attendants. The agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, contains wage increases and work rule improvements.

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Flight Attendants Solidify Fatigue Risk Management Plan in Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (March 16, 2016) — The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today voted to include language promoted by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA to address fatigue through a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP) for Flight Attendants.

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