NMB To Move Forward With Process To Dismiss Machinist Charges In Flight Attendant Election

Washington DC - Today the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced it will begin its own investigation into the charges filed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) alleging election interference against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) and United Airlines.  AFA encourages a swift investigation and resolution to this issue.

“Flight Attendants are focused on contract improvements and uniting all three former airlines – United, Continental and Continental Micronesia – in one work group.  The distraction of the hypocritical, baseless Machinist charges must be quickly addressed and resolved.  We look forward to swift action by the NMB.” stated Veda Shook, president of the Association of Flight Attendants.

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 over 65 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 at 23 airlines 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.

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