US Airways Express Flight Attendants To Picket For Fair Contract
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
5:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. ET AND 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport
5485 Airport Terminal Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
Washington, DC, January 18, 2013 – Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will be picketing and leafleting on Tuesday, January 22, to inform US Airways Express passengers that management’s failure to negotiate a new contract could result in a strike at the airline. Piedmont, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc., is the only carrier at Wicomico Regional Airport offering daily service.
Piedmont Flight Attendants are determined to do whatever it takes to get a contract that reflects their contributions to the airline. Recently, they made this clear with a 98 percent strike authorization. Piedmont Flight Attendants have been in mediation with management since August 2011 and have asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to release the parties into a 30-day “cooling-off” period. The release could come at any time. At the end of the cooling-off period the Flight Attendants can begin CHAOS™ strike actions. CHAOS stands for Create Havoc Around Our System™, and includes a series of random, unannounced strikes.
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