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Securing Protections: Spirit / Frontier Merger Transition Agreement

Securing Protections: Spirit / Frontier Merger Transition Agreement

May 28, 2022 - Any merger must work for Flight Attendants.

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Standing with Teachers and Students Against Gun Violence

Standing with Teachers and Students Against Gun Violence

May 28, 2022 - Our hearts are with  the families & friends of the victims in Uvalde. A horrific tragedy, but much too common. Just 10 days after Buffalo and Laguna Woods. When will we act as a country to keep each other safe?

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Historic New International Officer Team Starts Term Next Week

Historic New International Officer Team Starts Term Next Week

May 28, 2022 - Earlier this month, the directly-elected AFA leaders from 17 airlines re-elected Sara Nelson as International President by acclamation to serve the new four year term. Keturah Johnson was elected as International Vice President and Dante Harris as International Secretary-Treasurer, both for first terms. The new term of office begins June 1, 2022.

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Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Memorial Day Weekend Travel

May 28, 2022 - TSA expects about 2.1 million passengers each day between Thursday and Memorial Day. In comparison, an average of about 1.8 million people traveled every day during the same holiday stretch last year. With staffing already stretched at airlines across the industry and weather expected on the East Coast, this weekend will be difficult. 

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Meals and Rest – Don’t Exempt, Negotiate

Meals and Rest – Don’t Exempt, Negotiate

May 27, 2022 - California state law requires employers based in the state to provide breaks during a work shift that are sufficient for accessing a meal and breaks for physiological needs. Flight Attendants who were based in California sued Virgin America and won first in federal district court and subsequently at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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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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