Frontier, Spirit Merger Information

Our AFA leadership at Frontier and Spirit is already working closely with our leadership counterparts at Frontier and Spirit and AFA International President Sara Nelson along with our attorneys.

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Mask Mandate No Longer in Effect

Flight Attendants need to look for communication from your airline on what the new policy is and how to communicate that to passengers.

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FAA Refers Violent Passengers to DOJ for Prosecution

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has referred more than three dozen unruly passengers to the FBI for potential criminal prosecution amid a sharp rise in onboard incidents

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We Did It Again: PSP Extended!

Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, extending our Payroll Support Program for Flight Attendants and all aviation workers through September 30, 2021.

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Scholarships and Free College for AFA Flight Attendants & Family

Over 2,300 families, including AFA members, have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

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AFA Disaster Relief Fund

We take care of each other, Flight Attendants helping Flight Attendants. The AFA Disaster Relief Fund provides assistance to AFA members and retirees who have suffered significant damage and/or relocation as a result of a disaster.

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    Flight Attendant Detained by ICE

    UPDATE 3/22/19 7:15 pm Eastern: Selene was released from the detention center, thanks to your action. Washington Post article:

    Flight Attendant Selene Saavedra Roman is sitting in an ICE detention center - where she has been held for over a month in inhumane conditions - and threatened with deportation to a country she's never known. We demand that Selene immediately be released, reunited with her husband, and all charges against her dropped. Full story

    Historic New International Officer Team Starts

    The directly-elected AFA leaders from 17 airlines re-elected Sara Nelson as International President by acclamation to serve the new four year term. Keturah Johnson was elected as International Vice President and Dante Harris as International Secretary-Treasurer, both for first terms. The new term of office begins June 1, 2022.

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    AFA-CWA Adds Full Support to Frontier/Spirit Airlines Merger After Reaching Transition Agreement with Holding Company

    AFA reached a deal with Frontier Holdings for a Merger Transition Agreement with job, seniority, and contract protections affirmed for Spirit and Frontier Flight Attendants. The agreement was unanimously approved by the directly elected Flight Attendant AFA leaders at each respective airline.

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    Flight Attendants at Eastern Airlines Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFA

    “Eastern Flight Attendants have spoken loudly and clearly,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “Our entire union is thrilled to welcome them, and ready to work shoulder-to-shoulder to negotiate a contract that gives them real voice on the job, safe conditions at work, time to rest, clarity with pay protections and benefits that reflect their contribution to the airline.”

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    Avelo Flight Attendants Vote Yes to Join AFA

    This week, six months after Avelo Flight Attendants filed for an election with super majority support, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that they have voted to form a union with AFA.

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    Spirit Flight Attendants Picket After Contract Violations and Mass Cancellations Stranded Flight Attendants

    Empty promises from Spirit management “to do better” will no longer suffice. Flight Attendants will not be silent and standby while Spirit Airlines continues to violate their employee contracts, leaving them on duty for 10+ hours after flight cancellations and on hold with the company for hours.

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    AFA in the News

    Information is changing at a rapid pace. Stay up to date with the latest appearances of AFA in the news.


    10 Hours Rest Implementation is Moving After Years of Obstruction

    Three years ago, together we won our #FightFor10 with an overwhelming bipartisan vote to raise our minimum irreducible rest to 10 hours, equal with the pilots. The prior administration didn’t follow congressional instruction on our 10 hours or hundreds of other safety initiatives in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and instead put our rest into a regulatory process that was meant to kill it.

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