US Airways Flight Attendants Show Support At Merger Hearing
Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), attended a hearing today before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on the merger between US Airways and American Airlines. Flight Attendants in uniform made their position known to lawmakers that front line workers support the merger as full partners. AFA US Airways Presidents Roger Holmin and Deborah Volpe issued the following statement:
“The merger between US Airways and American Airlines holds many opportunities for Flight Attendants when all constituents work together. As full partners in the process, US Airways Flight Attendants will play a key role in creating the world’s largest airline. We welcome the advantages that will result from this merger.
“We are walking into this merger with our eyes wide open. AFA’s extensive merger experience will help ensure that US Airways Flight Attendants retain a strong voice through this process and all Flight Attendants will benefit through unity. Mergers that work are ones that recognize the value frontline workers bring to a successful integration. We look forward to being a part of not only making the merger work, but in creating a strong, successful new American Airlines.”
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 www.ourafa.org.