Breeze Airways Flight Attendants File For Union Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 22, 2024) — Just two weeks after announcing their campaign to form a union with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), Flight Attendants at Breeze Airways have filed for an election with the National Mediation Board (NMB).

“Breeze Flight Attendants are proud of their work as aviation’s first responders and they are ready to lock in a real voice at their growing airline,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “Flight Attendants are not wasting any time organizing for legal rights on the job and a secure future at Breeze with a union contract. We’re with them all the way.”

In announcing their campaign, Breeze Flight Attendants cited issues with constantly-changing work rules, drastically substandard pay for time on the job, hotel accommodations, insufficient work hours, and disrespectful treatment from management.

“Breeze Flight Attendants organized faster than almost any campaign I’ve ever seen. The solidarity and recognition of their worth is inspiring. We can’t wait to make the union they’ve built together official with this election,” Nelson said. “Breeze Flight Attendants just showed management and the world that they are united behind a common purpose, and ready to do what’s necessary to secure dignity and voice at work.”

Breeze Flight Attendants will now await an election date from the National Mediation Board (NMB) under procedures defined by the Railway Labor Act. The NMB is the federal agency that oversees union representation elections for air and rail workers.

Breeze Airways is a low-cost airline headquartered in Utah. Operations launched in May 2021. The airline is growing and already has nearly 600 Flight Attendants. Breeze pilots won an election for union representation with the Air Line Pilots Association in August 2022. The airline was founded by David Neeleman, who previously co-founded Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue, and Azul Linhas Aereas.


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