AFA Statement on UA Flight 328

February 20, 2021 — Following the critical incident on United Airlines Flight 328, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines including United, released the following statement:

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2021) — The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing titled "Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps." AFA President Sara Nelson will testify to the Payroll Support Program (PSP), vaccine prioritization and mask mandates. 

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AFA Congratulates Secretary Buttigieg on His Confirmation to Head DOT

Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2021)Following the Senate's confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines, released the following statement:

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Flight Attendants Welcome Biden Interstate Travel Mask Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021) — President Biden is expected to issue an executive order today requiring masks for interstate travel, including aviation. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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AFA Statement on CDC International Testing Requirement

Flight Attendant Union Urges Swift Confirmation of Marty Walsh for Labor Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2021) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson released the following statement after President-Elect Biden’s nomination of Mayor Marty Walsh for Labor Secretary:

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AFA Statement on Protecting Aviation Security Following Insurrection at Capitol

AFA Statement on Protecting Aviation Security Following Insurrection at Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 6, 2021) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines, released the following statement:

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AFA Statement on Incidents on Flights to DC on Jan. 5

WASHINGTON, DC (January 6, 2021 at 12:00pm) — From Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson:

"Air travel is safe because everyone follows a strict set of rules, based on the spirit that we’re all in this together. There’s a reason that there are strict penalties and fines for failing to comply with crewmember instructions. If necessary, those will be enforced to keep all passengers in our care safe. The incidents on flights to the DC area yesterday threatened the safety and security of every single person onboard, including the crew. We need to make clear to passengers that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and has consequences."

AFA Statement on Emergency COVID Relief Deal

Washington, DC (December 21, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, released the following statement from International President Sara Nelson, on the bipartisan agreement for emergency COVID relief, including a four-month extension of the Payroll Support Program:

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AFA Urges Congress to Finalize Emergency Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 18, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) released the following statement on the nearing COVID-19 relief deal:

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