Flight Attendant Statement on Ethiopian Airlines 302 and the 737 MAX

Washington, DC (March 10, 2019) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson issued the following statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash and the 737 MAX:

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AFA Statement on American Airlines Premium Passenger Video

Washington, DC (February 17, 2019) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement on American Airlines premium passenger event video:

"Culture is set from the top. It is not enough to say this event "was not sanctioned by the airline." American Airlines must take action to denounce a culture of harassment and objectification of Flight Attendants. Leadership is needed to provide a healthy, safe environment for the women and men who work and fly with American. This must include a clear message to everyone that sexual harassment of anyone will not be tolerated at the airline.

"We join with our sisters and brothers at APFA in calling on American Airlines to answer questions about how this AA passenger event could have happened and set a new course free of harassment. 

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal to Avert Continued Shutdown

Washington, DC (February 15, 2019) — From Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines:

"We commend the bipartisan effort to secure stable funding for the critical jobs that federal workers do. Policy issues must be handled through the legislative process. It is irresponsible and undemocratic to risk the safety, security, and economic stability of Americans by holding our government hostage to extract policy concessions.

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal on End to Shutdown

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2019) — In response to the announced deal to end the 35-day government shutdown, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

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Flight Attendant Union Statement on FAA Staffing Shortages

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2019) — In response to FAA staffing shortages, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Frontier Flight Attendants Picket Airline Headquarters for New Contract

DENVER — Frontier Flight Attendants will picket outside Frontier Airlines Headquarters on Thursday, January 24 to protest low wages and unfair work rules in a push for a new contract.

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Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots, Flight Attendants Detail Serious Safety Concerns Due to Shutdown

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2019) — On Day 33 of the government shutdown, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) President Joe DePete, and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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AFA Statement on United Uniforms

Washington, DC (January 22, 2019) — In response to United Airlines' introduction of potential new uniforms, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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10 Years of Awe: Flight Attendants Celebrate Crew of US Airways Flight 1549

Washington, DC (January 15, 2019) – On the tenth anniversary of the amazing water landing, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) cheers the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 for inspiring the world with a “miracle” on the Hudson. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Leadership Sends Letter Calling for an End to Government Shutdown

AFA Media Contact: Taylor Garland, press@afacwa.org

Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing American Airlines Flight Attendants, today sent a letter to President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McConnell calling for an end to the government shutdown.

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