Flight Attendant Union Statement on Shutdown

January 8, 2019 - From Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines:

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AFA Statement on Frontier Tipping Policy

January 4, 2019 — In response to Frontier Airlines' change in tipping policy, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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AFA Honors Continental Flight 1404 Flight Attendants on 10th Remembrance

Washington, DC (December 20, 2018) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today honors the heroic actions taken 10 years ago by the Flight Attendants and pilots on Continental Flight 1404 that saved 110 passengers.

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Worldwide Airport Protests Against United Airlines’ Flight Attendant Staffing Cuts

CHICAGO – Thursday, December 13, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA will conduct picketing and leafleting at 16 major airports around the globe – from Hong Kong and Frankfurt to San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Newark – United Airlines Flight Attendants and supporters will take frustrations with management decisions public.

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Frontier Flight Attendants Vote to Authorize a Strike

Washington, DC (November 16, 2018) — Frontier Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 99 percent to authorize a strike.

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Labor Movement Calls Out Inequity of Pay and Benefits for American, Delta, and United Airline Workers on Regional Jets

Washington, DC — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is rallying Thursday, November 15, at the House of Labor to build support for Flight Attendant contract negotiations at Air Wisconsin Airlines, Endeavor Air, and PSA Airlines. Flight Attendants working at these regional airlines welcome passengers flying with United, Delta, and American.

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United Express Flight Attendants Authorize a Strike

Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2018) — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 99 percent to authorize a strike. Air Wisconsin provides regional air service for United Airlines.

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United, Last Hold Out on Staffing and Service Reductions for Long-Haul Flights, Falls to Delta and American Levels

Washington, DC (November 6, 2018) —  The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, including United, is calling out an industry that has succumbed to pressures from Wall Street to cut service for passengers and reduced Flight Attendant staffing. United on Monday announced it will reduce service by pre-plating meals on the ground and eliminate a Flight Attendant position on certain international widebody flights beginning February 2019, to “align” with staffing levels at American and Delta. 

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Miami Air Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

The charter airline flies major NHL, NBA, NFL sports teams

Washington, DC (October 12, 2018) — Miami Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 93 percent to ratify a new contract. The 5-year agreement provides immediate pay raises and per diem, and improved work rules for over 100 Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendants Cheer 10 Hours Rest, No Calls or Knives on Planes, Air Quality Initiative, and Numerous Other Safety Priorities in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (October 3, 2018) — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant safety priorities including forever banning knives on planes, no voice calls on planes, and extending the smoking ban to e-cigarettes. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:

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