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Flight Attendant Union Commemorates US Airways Flight 1549 Five Years Later After Historic Landing

us-airways-1549.jpgThe Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today honoring the professionalism of the crew of US Airways flight 1549, five years after AFA US Airways Flight Attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail, and Doreen Welsh brought much needed attention to the primary role and purpose of Flight Attendants:
USAirways1549-004.jpg“On January 15, 2009, three US Airways Flight Attendants reminded the world that Flight Attendants serve as first responders onboard each and every commercial flight. In less than two minutes, our flying partners safely evacuated 150 passengers from flight 1549 as the plane sank into the Hudson River, saving the lives of every man, woman and child onboard.

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American Eagle Flight Attendants Applaud Pilots On Tentative Agreement That Secures Future For Regional Carrier


American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today commended their Pilot counterparts, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), on the announcement of a tentative agreement in principle with management. The agreement, subject to ratification by the Pilot membership, helps ensure future flying for AMR Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary which carries nearly 20 million passengers a year for American Airlines.

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Moment of Silence for Pan Am 103 - Twenty-Five Years Later


Today, December 21, 2013, marks twenty-five years since the tragedy of Pam Am flight 103 and the day our aviation community mourned this terrible loss. Join us for a moment of silence at 1902 GMT.

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New American Flight Attendants Reach Agreement on Representation, Bargaining



AFA and APFA Deal Sets the Stage for Contract Improvements

The unions representing Flight Attendants at the new American Airlines reached an agreement this week on how their workgroup will be represented at the new company and how they will work together to achieve an industry-leading joint contract. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the pre-merger US Airways workgroup while the Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents the pre-merger American workgroup.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Secure Tentative Agreement


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has reached a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines management on a five year agreement that would cover over 3,100 Flight Attendants. The tentative agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, contains wage increases and improved job security and protections.

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Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants Reach a Tentative Agreement


Spirit Airlines and its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced today that they reached a tentative agreement for a five-year contract.  The tentative agreement, which is subject to ratification by the flight attendant membership, planned for first quarter 2014, was unanimously supported by the union’s leadership. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Celebrate Creating World's Largest Airline With American Airlines


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today by AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin as US Airways grew into the world’s largest airline through its merger with American Airlines.

“Today, we ring the bell to honor our past and celebrate our future. Our history was made by little airlines that could – and did. US Airways Flight Attendants have spent entire careers building unity. And today, we stand up for the opportunities that come with building the world’s largest airline.

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