Flight Attendants Cheer Introduction of Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

Violent offenders convicted of assaulting flight crew could be placed on a commercial no-fly list

Washington, DC (April 6, 2022) — Disruptive passengers remain a threat to Flight Attendants, Passenger Service Agents and passengers onboard. Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the bicameral Protection from Abusive Passengers Act to improve aviation safety, reduce violent inflight incidents, and hold passengers accountable.

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Flight Attendants Cheer the Cabin Air Safety Act to Stop Toxic Fumes in the Cabin

WASHINGTON — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) are extremely grateful to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA), along with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and U.S. Representatives Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kaiali'I Kahele (D-HI), and Don Bacon (R-NE), who introduced the updated Cabin Air Safety Act of 2022.

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Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants Organize for an Election to Join the Flight Attendant Union

Union Cards Submitted to Federal Agency on March 17

Washington, DC (March 17, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), on behalf of Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants, filed on Thursday for a union representation election. Eastern Flight Attendants demonstrated overwhelming support for AFA with signed authorization cards asking for an election. Now they eagerly await the National Mediation Board (NMB) to call for an election.

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Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Washington, DC (March 2, 2022) — Piedmont Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify a new contract. The four year agreement provides substantial wage increases, a signing bonus, no cuts to their high-quality healthcare program, and meaningful work rule improvements, for 300 Piedmont Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union Cheers Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, D.C (February 25, 2022) — Following reports that President Joe Biden plans to nominate federal appellate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

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Violent Passengers Need to Be Grounded

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2022) — Disruptive passengers remain a threat to Flight Attendants and passengers onboard. Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines released the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union Support for Frontier, Spirit Merger Depends on Benefits for Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) representing over 4,600 Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines and 2,900 Flight Attendants at Frontier Airlines, released the following statement on the proposed merger:

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement with Piedmont Airlines

AFA and Piedmont announce deal after Flight Attendants turn out 100% strike vote authorization

Harrisburg, PA (January 20, 2022) — Piedmont Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, today announced a Tentative Agreement (TA) that includes substantial wage increases, no cuts to their high-quality healthcare program, and meaningful work rule improvements. The agreement was reached through mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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Flight Attendants Celebrate Crew of US Airways Flight 1549 and Call for Unity to Save Lives

WASHINGTON, DC (January 15, 2022) – On the thirteenth 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 Union Applauds DOT Approval for Norse Atlantic Airways

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 14, 2022) – The Department of Transportation today granted the application of Norse Atlantic for exemption authority, and tentatively granted it a foreign air carrier permit. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and Norse Atlantic Airways reached a historic pre-hire agreement in May 2021 for good union jobs with job security in the U.S. 

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