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Celebrating AAPI Month: Recognizing James Kaneshiro

Celebrating AAPI Month: Recognizing James Kaneshiro

May 9, 2022 — Jim has dedicated his career to strengthening and moving our profession forward. From serving as Local President in HNL to Grievance and Mobilization Chair in Council 21, he’s worked on many campaigns, including but not limited to unionizing gate agents, baggage handlers, express and foreign carriers. Jim earned a reputation of being a skilled organizer and fierce fighter for Flight Attendant rights. 

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Boarding Pay Background

Boarding Pay Background

April 27, 2022 — Crew were specifically exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act with regard to pay for hours worked. We had to fight hard to turn this job into a career. The pay is traditionally based on pilot pay structure & we’ve fought hard to increase the $ for flight hours w/ pay protections. But boarding is often the hardest part of our day & it’s only gotten harder this year.

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Join Spirit Flight Attendants on the Picket Line in FLL and PHL This Week

Join Spirit Flight Attendants on the Picket Line in FLL and PHL This Week

April 30, 2022 - Spirit AFA Flight Attendants continue to picket across the country. Flight Attendants will not be silent while Spirit management continues to be unprepared.

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Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month 

April 30, 2022 - AFA is proud to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month in May, an annual national observance celebrating the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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Now Boarding: Delta AFA Organizing and Boarding Pay

Now Boarding: Delta AFA Organizing and Boarding Pay

April 30, 2022 - This week, Delta management announced they would begin paying boarding pay at 50% of flight time pay, starting in June 2022, while also unilaterally increasing boarding times from 35 to 40.  

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Frontier Flight Attendants Win Lawsuit; Right to Pump Breast Milk On Flights

Frontier Flight Attendants Win Lawsuit & Right to Pump Breast Milk On Flights

April 15, 2022 - Frontier Airlines has settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of flight attendants who claimed the carrier discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

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Avelo Flight Attendants Vote Yes to Join AFA

Avelo Flight Attendants Vote Yes to Join AFA

April 15, 2022 - This week, six months after Avelo Flight Attendants filed for an election with super majority support, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that they have voted to form a union with AFA. 

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