AFA Looks Forward To Advancing Critical Flight Attendant Issues With Department of Labor Secretary Perez

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today congratulated Thomas E. Perez on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Charged with protecting and promoting the interests of American workers, Perez’s experience and dedication will assist the Department of Labor in continuing to make opportunities available for working people.

"We are excited at the opportunity to work with Secretary Perez on continuing to improve the lives of Flight Attendants," said AFA International President Veda Shook. “AFA has enjoyed a collaborative relationship with the Department of Labor in recent years. Together we have made great strides towards improving the safety and health conditions for Flight Attendants inside the aircraft cabin. We look forward to continuing that important work with Secretary Perez and are confident that under his leadership, workers will continue to have a voice at the table, creating lasting effects for millions of Americans. 

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

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