AFA Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

AFA is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month in May, an annual national observance celebrating the contributions and influence of AAPI Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the U.S.

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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Mask Mandate No Longer in Effect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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Survey Results: 85 percent of Flight Attendants dealt with unruly passengers

A new national survey of nearly 5,000 Flight Attendants released today by AFA found that over 85 percent of all respondents had dealt with unruly passengers as air travel picked up in the first half of 2021.

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COVID Vaccine Information for Aviation Workers

Aviation is critical for vaccine distribution, and the people on the frontlines of aviation need priority vaccination.

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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

    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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    Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants File to Join AFA

    Eastern Flight Attendants demonstrated overwhelming support for AFA with signed authorization cards asking for an election. Now they eagerly await the National Mediation Board to call for an election.

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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.


    Barcode Required for KCM Checkpoints

    Effective March 31, 2022, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require the Known Crewmember (KCM) Program eligible crewmembers to scan a KCM-issued barcode card when utilizing a KCM access point.

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    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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    AFA EAP, Safety, and Membership Phone

    There has been a major disruption to CWA hardware phone lines, and this has interrupted use of contact numbers for AFA-CWA Headquarters. We have created a new phone number to get in contact with AFA EAP, Membership, and Safety.

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