AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Washington, DC – AirTran Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), voted in favor of a new agreement with Southwest Airlines management that would cover the over 1,700 Flight Attendants who, to date, have not been integrated into the Southwest system.

“AirTran Flight Attendants’ immense contributions have played a key role in the AirTran/Southwest network. This agreement provides Flight Attendants with some immediate economic improvements until management completes the integration process. AirTran Flight Attendants stood strong throughout negotiations and remained resolute that we not be left behind as a result of this merger,” said Alison Head, AFA AirTran President.

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 68 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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