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Remembering Piedmont CWA Agent Courtney Edwards

Remembering Piedmont CWA Agent Courtney Edwards

January 6, 2023 - Last Saturday, CWA Local 3645 member Courtney Edwards, a ground handling agent for Piedmont Airlines, died as a result of an on-the-job accident at the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Alabama. Courtney was a loving mother of three children and a wonderful daughter to her beloved mother, Natalie English of Montgomery, Ala.

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Flight Attendants Meet with New Congress

Flight Attendants Meet with New Congress 

January 6, 2023 - AFA Government Affairs activists visited Capitol Hill last week to meet members-elect to brief them on Flight Attendant issues. The start of the 118th Congress may be remembered for the historic vote to elect a new House speaker -- which, for the first time in a century, took multiple rounds and multiple days. Ultimately, after 15 rounds, Kevin McCarthy was elected as Speaker of the House. 

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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 1, 2023 - January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We can take a stand against human trafficking by recommitting ourselves to end it on our planes. As Flight Attendants and aviation's first responders, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims.

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CA Meal and Rest Legislative Fix

California Meal and Rest Legislative Fix

December 29, 2022 — All over the country the airlines have argued that benefits associated with state law don’t apply to us. They argue we should be “preempted” from these benefits due to the nature of our work and the various federal laws that relate to our industry. Our union is challenging them at every turn and we’ve been successful in winning benefits like Kin Care in California, or removing exemptions for airline workers such as the Illinois sick leave law. The wages and hour laws of California have long provided that employees get a fifteen-minute break after four hours of work. This is an important provision for workers across California and one we support. These provisions have not, however, been applied to Flight Attendants and other Flight Crew.

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Solidarity with Railroad Workers and Affirmation of Right to Strike

Solidarity with Railroad Workers and Affirmation of Right to Strike

RESOLUTION: 

WHEREAS, the right to strike is a critical component of collective bargaining calling the question on everyone engaged in the process and balancing the scales between the working class and the corporate elite, and

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Setting the Record Straight on KCM Rumors

Setting the Record Straight on KCM Rumors

December 1, 2022 — Unfounded rumors and blogs have been swirling this week about the future Known Crew Member. Let’s set the record straight.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Aviation's First Responders!

Happy Thanksgiving, Aviation's First Responders!

November 23, 2022

Dear Flying Partners, friends and family,

First and foremost, thank you. This week, TSA estimated we’ll carry over 2 million passengers a day. That means you’re making it possible for tens of millions of Americans to come together with loved ones across the country. That is something to recognize and be thankful for. So thank you.

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