Flight Attendants Stand with Railroad Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2022) — Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA released the following statement regarding Congressional action on rail negotiations:

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U.S. Based Flight Attendants Ratify Contract and Norse Atlantic Airways Makes the Case for Most Worker Friendly Airline in the World

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 29, 2022) — Following an historic pre-hire agreement, company neutrality in union organizing, an historic card check certification by the National Mediation Board, Norse Atlantic Airways U.S.-based Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, voted unanimously to ratify their first contract. The two-year deal locks in industry leading starting pay and job protections in the U.S., comprehensive healthcare, a 401k among and other key benefits. 

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Organize and fly, together: Delta Workers Gain Full Support from Three Major Unions to Push for Representation of 45,000+ Workers

ATLANTA (November 21, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today announced a coordinated campaign to support the people of Delta Air Lines who are working to organize their unions. 

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AFA Statement on Disruptive Passengers Incidents This Weekend

Flight Attendants Achieve 10 Hours Rest with FAA Final Rule

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2022) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today finalized a rule requiring 10 hours minimum, non-reducible rest for Flight Attendants between duty days – finally implementing a 2018 law that will make aviation safer for over 100,000 Flight Attendants and the passengers in our care. The rule will increase the rest period to 10 irreducible hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, issued the following statement:

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United Flight Attendants to Picket Systemwide Over Operational Issues

AFA Statement on Violent Attack on American Airlines Flight 377

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An American Airlines flight attendant was physically assaulted by an unruly passenger on Wednesday. The incident happened on American Airlines Flight 377 with service from San José del Cabo, Mexico, to Los Angeles International Airport. Law enforcement met the flight at the gate and removed the unruly individual, according to a statement from American Airlines. Video posted on social media shows an individual approach a flight attendant toward the front of the plane and proceed to punch the flight attendant with an audible gasp from passengers who witnessed the incident.

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Unions: “No Stock Buybacks in Aviation Until Problems are Fixed”

Aviation Workers Launch Public Campaign Demanding Airlines Fix Operational Issues and Invest in People Before Diverting Resources in Stock Buybacks

Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2022) —Today, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing hundreds of thousands of aviation workers, launched a public campaign demanding that airlines pledge to stabilize the industry with reliable operations and good jobs before diverting any airline profits to Wall Street through stock buybacks.

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Norse Flight Attendants Officially Join AFA

NMB certifies AFA as Representative

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2022) — The National Mediation Board (NMB) this week certified by card check the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA as the union representative for Flight Attendants at Norse Atlantic Airways. Following certification, AFA-CWA released the following statement from International President Sara Nelson:

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AFA Statement on Spirit jetBlue Merger Announcement

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2022) — JetBlue and Spirit Airlines today announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive merger agreement. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, released the following statement on the proposed merger:

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