Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants File For Mediation

Request NMB Assistance in Contract Negotiations

Washington, DC - Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to encourage management to get serious at the bargaining table. 

“Mesa Flight Attendants made many sacrifices to help our airline emerge from bankruptcy. As a result, we have put those difficult times behind us and successfully secured new flying agreements at United and the new American Airlines. As front line employees, we have helped create a successful airline strategy and it is time for Mesa Flight Attendants to have a contract that reflects our contributions,” said Brian Manning, AFA Mesa President.

AFA has requested mediation in order secure a new agreement for the nearly 700 Mesa Flight Attendants. The contract became amendable in February 2012. AFA alone filed for mediation but under the NMB guidelines, either party may request assistance.

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