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Have You Taken the AFA Census?

Have You Taken the AFA Census?

How many airlines have you worked for? How many hours do you fly on average? Do you commute to work? 

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Alaska Airlines v. Schurke: A Victory for Flight Attendants and Airline Workers!

April 5, 2019 — On Monday, we won a major victory for application of state benefits for Flight Attendants. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Alaska Airline’s appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Alaska v. Schurke -- meaning the Ninth Circuit's decision in our favor stands. In Schurke, the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (11 Judges) ruled that an Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant could use her accrued leave to care for a sick child under Washington State’s Family Care Act even though the collective bargaining agreement did not provide that benefit. This is a huge win for airline workers!

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2Hot2Cold Data

During the summer of 2018, AFA launched the 2Hot2Cold App to collect data on extreme temperatures onboard to pressure the Department of Transportation to establish temperature standards in the aircraft cabin. We will update this page the first week of every month with new data. 

As of June 3, 2019:

  • More than 1,700 extreme temperature reports have been made through the app. 
  • 83% of the reports came from Flight Attendants.
  • 36% of the reports were made during the month of August 2018.

 

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AFA Testifies Against NMB Decertification Proposed Rule

AFA Testifies Against NMB Proposed Rule to Streamline Decertification and Toss Out Contract

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March 28, 2019 — Airline and railway workers’ ability to choose and maintain union representation and our contracts is under attack. The majority members of the National Mediation Board (NMB) are proposing a rule, contrary to the purpose of the statute, to encourage airlines to run decertification campaigns to end union contracts.

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With Just 22 Words, This United Airlines Flight Attendant Brilliantly Explained What's at Stake With the Boeing 737 MAX

This article was originally published by Inc. on March 14, 2019. 

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After 2 Crashes, Safety Concerns Are Raised About Boeing's 737 Max 8

After 2 Crashes, Safety Concerns Are Raised About Boeing's 737 Max 8

This article was originally published by NPR on March 12, 2019. 

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Boeing Scrambles to Contain Fallout From Deadly Ethiopia Crash

Boeing Scrambles to Contain Fallout From Deadly Ethiopia Crash 

This article was originally published in The New York Times on March 11, 2019. 

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