Biden Administration Announces Plans to Open International Travel with Strict Procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2021) — Following the Biden administration's announcement requiring all international travelers coming into the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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American Eagle Carrier Piedmont Flight Attendants Will Vote on Strike

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2021) — Piedmont Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are gearing up for a strike vote after mounting frustrations in mediated negotiations. Strike vote ballots will be sent to the almost 300 Flight Attendants later this month, with a vote count scheduled for October 21, 2021.

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AFA Statement on Expected Mask Mandate Extension through January

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2021) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines, released the following statement on TSA's expected extension of the mask mandate:

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9/11 Memorial & Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers During National Aviation Week

August 9, 2021 — The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will mark National Aviation Week (August 16-22, 2021) by providing free Museum access to crewmembers both active and retired. Throughout the week, the Museum will feature flight crew-themed auditorium programming to highlight this chapter in aviation history and share these stories with Museum visitors.

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Flight Attendants Mourn Death of Richard Trumka

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines, released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

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Spirit Airlines Operational Issues Update #3

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 4,500 Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement on Spirit Airlines operational issues:

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Spirit Airlines Operational Issues Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 4,500 Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement on Spirit Airlines operational issues:

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Flight Attendant Union Calls on Frontier Airlines to Support Crews Immediately

UPDATE (4:30 PM ET, August 3, 2021) Suspensions have been removed. Instead the Flight Attendants have been pulled from duty with pay until the standard incident investigation is complete.

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AFA Statement on Spirit Airlines Operational Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 2, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement:

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85 percent of Flight Attendants dealt with unruly passengers, nearly 1 in 5 experienced physical incidents in 2021

After new survey, Flight Attendants Union Calls on FAA, DOJ to take action, make “zero-tolerance” policy permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2021) — A new national survey of nearly 5,000 flight attendants released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) found that over 85 percent of all respondents had dealt with unruly passengers as air travel picked up in the first half of 2021. More than half (58%) had experienced at least five incidents this year. A shocking 17 percent reported experiencing a physical incident.

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