Thanksgiving Travel Was a Success Thanks to PSP and Union-Negotiated Incentives

WASHINGTON, DC (November 30, 2021) — The Thanksgiving travel week saw the highest passenger volumes since the start of the pandemic 2 years ago with no major operational disruptions. This travel rebound and success would not have been possible without the Payroll Support Program and union-negotiated incentives to ensure a smooth operation. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on DOJ Prioritizing Disruptive Passenger Cases

WASHINGTON, DC (November 24, 2021) — Today, Attorney General Merrick Garland directed federal prosecutors to prioritize prosecution of disruptive airline passengers onboard. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Tips for Holiday Travel from Your Flight Attendants

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 18, 2021) — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects nearly 20 million passengers during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday travel, from Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 28. In order to best prepare for a safe, efficient travel experience our union - the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA - offers this guidance for passengers:

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Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on Transportation Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2021) — The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security will hold a hearing entitled, “On the Frontlines in Turbulent Times: Workforce Perspectives on the State of Transportation Security” at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. AFA President Sara Nelson will testify.

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AFA Statement on FAA Referrals of Violent Passengers to DOJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 4, 2021) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday it has referred more than three dozen unruly passengers to the FBI for potential criminal prosecution amid a sharp rise in onboard incidents.

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AFA Applauds DOJ Action to Charge Violent Passenger, Pushes for More Action

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2021) — On Monday, the Justice Department announced that a California man has been charged with interference with a flight crew and assault within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, following an incident last week. Association of Flight Attendant-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Airline Union Leaders Applaud Illinois Legislature for Supporting Aviation Worker Sick Leave



Springfield, IL (October 28, 2021) — Following the Illinois House vote to extend the Illinois Sick Leave Act protections to aviation workers, airline workers presidents of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the Communications Workers of America, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, and the Air Line Pilots Association issued the following statements.

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Flight Attendants at American Eagle Carrier Piedmont Vote to Strike

Flight Attendants at American Eagle Carrier Piedmont Vote to Strike

Flight Attendants voted to authorize strike after company offer that would leave them earning less under new contract

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2021) —Flight Attendants at American Eagle carrier Piedmont overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, with 100% in support of authorizing the strike.

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10 Hours Rest Implementation Moves After Years of Obstruction

10 Hours Rest Implementation Moves After Years of Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2021) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule requiring 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants between duty days. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less.  Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on Unruly Passengers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2021) — The U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing titled, “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports,” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 23 2021. AFA President Sara Nelson testified. 

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