Omni Air Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract
Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2016) — Omni Air International Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), reached a tentative agreement for a first contract today with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The details of the agreement will be released first to the over 300 Omni Flight Attendants.
“Omni Air Flight Attendants have worked long and hard to achieve a first Contract. Negotiations began with our successful organizing campaign in 2011. This agreement will make a real difference for Omni Air Flight Attendants and their families It also provides us with a solid foundation for future negotiations. By standing together we were able to achieve a good first contract and a first step in recognizing the substantial contributions of Flight Attendants to the airline,” said Hamilton Kaopua, AFA president at Omni Air International.
Omni Air International, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, operates international and domestic passenger charters. In addition, Omni Air also provides cargo and troop airlift for the U.S. military.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 71 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 50,000 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.