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Alaska-Hawaiian Merger Meeting

Alaska-Hawaiian Merger Meeting

February 6, 2024 — On February 2, 2024, our International President convened the AFA-CWA Constitutional Section X Merger meeting with the Alaska and Hawaiian Master Executive Councils (MEC) in Los Angeles. This includes the directly elected Local Council Presidents and MEC officers at each airline. Our AFA professionals from Legal, Collective Bargaining, Government Affairs, and Communications were in attendance to support the elected Flight Attendant representatives, as well as AFA’s financial analyst/economist. 

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AFA Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

February 1, 2024 — AFA is proud to celebrate Black History Month in February, an annual national observance that highlights the power and impact of the Black community.

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Update on 737-9 MAX

Update on the 737 MAX 9 

January 26, 2024 — The FAA grounded 737 MAX 9s on January 6th, following the Alaska Flight 1282 accident. This week, the FAA issued required inspection and maintenance protocols for airlines to return the aircraft to service. Alaska will return the aircraft to service Friday and United will return the aircraft to regularly scheduled service on Sunday. 

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From AFA's Human Rights & Equity Committee: Celebrating Black History Month

From AFA’s Human Rights & Equity Committee: Celebrating Black History Month

January 26, 2024 - Black History Month is a dedicated time to honor and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans throughout history and the present with emphasis on achievements that have been impactful domestically and abroad. It is an opportunity to engage in stories that provide historical context and highlight accomplishments that are often overlooked and not discussed in the standard history books.

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Federal Judge Blocks Spirit-JetBlue Merger

Judge Blocks Spirit-JetBlue Merger

January 16, 2024 — Today, a federal judge blocked JetBlue Airways' purchase of Spirit Airlines after the Justice Department sued to stop the merger.

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MAX 9 Aircraft FAA Action

MAX 9 Aircraft FAA Action

January 6, 2024 — Last night, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 experienced an explosive decompression on climb out from PDX.  The incident could have been worse, but Flight Attendants and Pilots of Alaska 1282 ensured all passengers and crew arrived safely back on the ground. We commend the entire crew and our union is supporting them. 

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AFA Statement on Alaska 1282

SEATTLE (January 6, 2024) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines including Alaska Airlines, released the following statement:

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