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Spirit Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Washington, D.C. (April 13, 2023) — Spirit Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify a new contract. The deal increases base wages 10-27% immediately for 6,000 Flight Attendants, with most seeing in excess of a 40% pay increase in under 2 years. The contract is two years and eight months. 

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“This is the anti-merger, merger”: AFA-CWA Statement on DOJ Suit in JetBlue-Spirit Merger

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 7, 2023) — Following the Department of Justice’s suit to block the JetBlue-Spirit merger, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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AFA Statement on LAX-BOS United Incident

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 6, 2023) — The Department of Justice today charged a passenger for allegedly attempting to open an emergency exit door while aboard a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston and then allegedly attempting to stab a flight attendant in the neck. AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

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AFA-CWA Adds Full Support to jetBlue-Spirit Airlines Merger After Securing Immediate Improvements and Protections Post-Merger

Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2023) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing 5,600 Spirit Attendants, reached a tentative agreement with Spirit Airlines to increase wages by 10-27 percent immediately, continue raises locked in for the next two years, and other immediate improvements for Flight Attendant schedules and quality of life. The directly elected Flight Attendant AFA-CWA leaders at Spirit voted to approve the tentative agreement for membership ratification and support merger of jetBlue-Spirit.

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FAA Safety Call to Action and Summit

Washington, D.C. — Following the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) safety call to action, Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines, released the following statement:

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United Airlines Unions Form Coalition to Coordinate Bargaining

Chicago (December 7, 2022) — The workers and unions of United Airlines today announced the United Airlines Union Coalition to coordinate closely on bargaining and other issues, as four of the five unions are currently in negotiations. The leaders released the following statement:

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Flight Attendants Stand with Railroad Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2022) — Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA released the following statement regarding Congressional action on rail negotiations:

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U.S. Based Flight Attendants Ratify Contract and Norse Atlantic Airways Makes the Case for Most Worker Friendly Airline in the World

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 29, 2022) — Following an historic pre-hire agreement, company neutrality in union organizing, an historic card check certification by the National Mediation Board, Norse Atlantic Airways U.S.-based Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, voted unanimously to ratify their first contract. The two-year deal locks in industry leading starting pay and job protections in the U.S., comprehensive healthcare, a 401k among and other key benefits. 

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Organize and fly, together: Delta Workers Gain Full Support from Three Major Unions to Push for Representation of 45,000+ Workers

ATLANTA (November 21, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today announced a coordinated campaign to support the people of Delta Air Lines who are working to organize their unions. 

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