Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Congress on International Women's Day

Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2017) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson will testify on our Fight for 10, No Calls on Planes, Bridge the Gap and Enforcing our Open Skies Agreements to stop flag of convenience schemes like NAI and unfair competition against massive government subsidies for Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. The hearing is before the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee.

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It is fitting that on International Women’s Day, the flight attendant union that was founded by strong women and which remains largely a workforce of women, has the platform to testify in the United States Congress on the issue of equal rest and enforcing international agreements that maintain rights to organize, collectively bargain and protect all of the advancements made, and those yet to be accomplished, for women's equality.


The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 71 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 www.afacwa.org.

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