AFA Applauds Reinstatement for Flight Attendants Who Raised Security Concerns

Washington, DC (March 8, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) applauds the reinstatement of the 13 United Airlines Flight Attendants who were wrongfully terminated in October 2014.  AFA International President Sara Nelson stated:

"We are pleased the OSHA filing has been resolved and the 13 Flight Attendants are returning to work.

“AFA has fought to achieve and defend whistleblower protections. As aviation's first responders and last line of defense, crew members have the right to report suspicious and unsafe activity without fear of reprisals from their employers. These protections play a vital role in guarding workers and the general public.”

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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 70 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 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at

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