US Airways Express Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Washington, DC – Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted in favor of a new contract that includes pay increases and work rule improvements for the nearly 200 regional Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB).

“Through unity and determination, Piedmont Flight Attendants have a new contract that reflects some of our top priorities. The professional contributions of Piedmont Flight Attendants have been crucial in creating opportunities within the new American Airlines network. We look forward to our future at the world’s largest airline,” said Anita Jwanouskos, AFA Piedmont President.

Piedmont, a wholly owned subsidiary of the new American Airlines, Inc, is the only carrier at Salisbury-Wicomico Regional, Hilton Head Island, and Tweed New Haven Airports. Piedmont Flight Attendants fly out of domiciles in Charlottesville, VA; Harrisburg, PA; New Bern, NC; Roanoke, VA and Salisbury, MD.

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 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 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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