For Immediate Release: February 7, 2013
Contact: Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586
US Airways Flight Attendants Begin Vote On Contract and Path Forward In Merger
Polls Open for 7,500 Flight Attendants – Vote Count Thursday,
Washington, DC – Starting today, US Airways Flight Attendants,
represented by Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will
begin voting on a tentative agreement including economic
improvements, industry-leading job protections and an
opportunity for negotiating additional improvements following
announcement of the pending merger with American Airlines.
Ballots will be counted on Thursday, February 28.
“This agreement provides immediate improvements for all US
Airways Flight Attendants while securing a strong position for
the future. Ratification paves the way for US Airways Flight
Attendants to be meaningful partners in this merger," said AFA
US Airways Presidents Roger Holmin and Deborah Volpe.
Voting instructions were mailed on February 5th to Flight
Attendant homes. Electronic voting will continue through
February 28, 2013 at Noon Eastern Time.
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 67 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 20 airlines,
including 7,500 members at US Airways, come together to form AFA,
part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of
America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at