Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Agreement
Washington, DC (February 12, 2016) – Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted down a tentative agreement with management. Mesa Airlines operates flights for United Express and American Eagle.
Through the vote, Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants sent a strong message to management that they expect more for their contributions to the airline.
“Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants have collectively declared today that management’s proposal fails to address the needs of Flight Attendants and does not reflect our true worth. We remain unified as a group and focused on our future. It is well past time for management to hear us and to negotiate an agreement that meets the priorities set by Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants and that can be ratified,” said Samantha Alexander, AFA President at Mesa Airlines.
The National Mediation Board retains oversight of future negotiations. AFA filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board in 2014. Next, AFA will re-survey over 1,000 Mesa Flight Attendants to determine their top priorities and return to the bargaining.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 70 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.