Flight Attendants Picket Worldwide to End Protracted Contract Negotiations

Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2024) —Thousands of Flight Attendants demonstrated together at more than 30 airports around the world on Thursday, June 13 to demand new record contracts to get our fair share of the profits and control of our time. 80,000 Flight Attendants are currently in contract negotiations across the U.S. aviation industry.   

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Sanders and 31 Senators Call on National Mediation Board to End Delays and Allow Airline Workers to Strike If Agreements Can’t Be Reached

WASHINGTON, June 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today, with 31 of his colleagues in the Senate, called on the National Mediation Board (NMB) to urgently resolve unfairly delayed contract negotiations that have left more than 100,000 flight attendants and airline workers stuck in expired contracts without the ability to strike – all while cost-of-living expenses are on the rise and airline carriers rake in record-breaking profits.

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Frontier Flight Attendants File For Federal Mediation As Airline Management Refuses to Bargain Around Drastic Business Model Change with Immediate Harm to Flight Attendants

DENVER (May 29, 2024) — Today, Frontier Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have filed for federal mediation with the National Mediation Board for impact bargaining over Frontier Airlines’ business model change that is causing a dramatic reduction in compensation while sharply increasing time on the job or commuting to it.

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As Airplane Safety Concerns Rise, Congressman Frost Introduces Bipartisan “Safe Air on Airplanes Act” to Protect Passengers and Flight Crews

After Hearing From a Local Flight Attendant, Frost Introduces Bill to Stop Passengers and Crew from Inhaling Toxic Jet Fumes on Planes

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AFA Statement on Singapore Airlines Flight 321

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2024) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing over 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, released the following statement on Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321:

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Flight Attendants Applaud FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2024) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the 2024 FAA Reauthorization Bill:

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds U.S. Senators for Telling Delta Air Lines to Remain Neutral in Union Organizing Campaigns

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2024 – Delta AFA Flight Attendants and the over 50,000 Flight Attendants of the Association of Flight Attendant-CWA applauds 25 U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), telling Delta Air Lines to remain neutral in union organizing campaigns for approximately 55,000 workers at the most profitable U.S. airline.

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Nation's Labor Leaders Call for Expeditious Passage of FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON — Ahead of a key vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, the nation’s top labor leaders voiced their support for swift action by the chamber of the U.S. Congress to pass the FAA reauthorization legislation and send it to the president’s desk for signature.

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AFA Applauds U.S. Congress for Backing Aviation Workers’ Right to Strike in Order to Settle Contract Disputes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2024) —  The Flight Attendant Union, representing over 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, applauds the 178 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-NM), who signed the letter to the National Mediation Board urging the agency to use all provisions under the Railway Labor Act to resolve contract negotiations. 

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New Survey Shows Alaska Flight Attendants Experience Significant Financial Insecurity and Stress Without New Contract

Stagnant pay, high cost of living in base cities lead to financial hardship

SEATTLE (May 9, 2024) — A significant number of Alaska Flight Attendants report notable financial insecurity and stress due to stagnant pay, according to a new member survey released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA). Management must significantly raise Flight Attendant pay and get this contract done now.

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