Executive Orders Kill Our Jobs, But Congress Can Save Them

Washington, D.C. (August 9, 2020) — Following the announcement of Executive Orders from the White House, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Republicans Confirm Overwhelming Bipartisan Support For PSP Extension

WASHINGTON, DC (August 5, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines, released the following statement on a Senate Republican letter supporting an extension of the Payroll Support Program:  

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Flight Attendants Applaud Bipartisan Majority Push for Extension of Payroll Support Program

WASHINGTON, DC (July 27, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines issued the following statement applauding 223 bipartisan members of Congress for calling for an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 31, 2021.

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OP-ED: To get air travel off the ground, we need federal action

This Opinion was originally published in The Hill on July 27, 2020. 

JULY 27, 2020 — Thanks in part to airline pilots, flight attendants and other aviation workers, the U.S. airline industry has begun a fragile return to the skies — but the effort will be lost without commitment from the Trump administration and Congress to continue to protect aviation jobs, mandate a healthy flying environment and help us inspire more passengers to fly. 

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on United Airlines Furlough Projections

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines including United, today released the following statement on United Airlines' furlough announcement: 

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Extend CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Save Aviation Jobs

Washington, DC — In a letter to Congressional leadership, the leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), are calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the CARES Act through March 31, 2021.

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Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2020) — The U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security will hold a hearing titled "Climbing Again: Stakeholder Views on Resuming Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era." AFA President Sara Nelson will testify on how to safely lift air travel.

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AFA Statement on Increased Mask Enforcement of Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2020) — On Monday, Airlines for America (A4A) announced that its member carriers will be vigorously enforcing face covering policies, putting rigor around rules requiring passengers and customer-facing employees to wear facial coverings over their nose and mouth. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines, release the following statement:

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AFA Flight Attendant Union Testifies on Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020) — On Tuesday, June 9th, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers."

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Flight Attendants Union Endorses Charles Booker for United States Senate in Kentucky

KENTUCKY (June 8, 2020) — Today, Monday, June 8, 2020, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) endorses Charles Booker for United States Senate in Kentucky. 

AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the endorsement of Booker:

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