Flight Attendant Union Meets With Norwegian Officials To Push For Aviation Labor Standards

Oslo, Norway – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today met with a broad labor coalition and government representatives from Norway to discuss the detrimental effects Norwegian Air International’s attempt to bypass international labor laws will have on aviation workers around the world. AFA, part of a delegation comprised of union representatives, issued the following statement concerning current hiring practices by Norwegian Air International:
 
“Today we joined our aviation colleagues and industry leaders to discuss strategies and alternatives that would ensure Norwegian does not erode labor laws or the careers of U.S. Flight Attendants as they work to expand their business.

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Flight Attendant Union Calls On United Management To Implement Solutions, Not Furloughs

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today called on United Airlines management to address proposed staffing issues by working with AFA on an array of solutions that would avert involuntary furloughs. AFA represents over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United.

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Flight Attendants, Management at New American Reach Agreement on Bargaining

WASHINGTON, D.C. and FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The unions representing each pre-merger Flight Attendant group at the new American Airlines reached an unprecedented agreement with Company management last week on bargaining for a joint contract. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the pre-merger US Airways workgroup while the Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents the pre-merger American workgroup.

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United Airlines Flight Attendants Offer Solutions To United's Staffing Problem

Washington, DC – United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), affirms our resolve to collaboratively work with the company and prevent the company from following through on their plan to furlough nearly 700 Flight Attendants.  This afternoon, AFA United Master Executive Council President Greg Davidowitch again pressed the need for collaborative and cooperative solutions, and proposed a package of measures designed to put an end to their plan to involuntarily furlough flight attendants.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Begin Voting On New Agreement

Washington, DC – Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today begin voting on a new contract that includes top-of-the-industry improvements in many categories. Voting concludes on February 14 at 3:00 pm EST or 12:00 pm PST with results announced shortly after.

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United Airlines Flight Attendants Subject To Involuntary Furlough

Management Fails to Recognize Legally Binding Contractual Involuntary Furlough Protection

Washington, DC – United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today calls on management to work collaboratively to find solutions and prevent any involuntary job loss.  After weeks of discussion and tireless work on behalf of the union, today United management has stated they will involuntary furlough some of our most junior members. Greg Davidowitch, president of the United Master Executive Council issued the following statement:
 
“At the very basic level, today’s announcement is a failure by management to recognize protections of our contract.  Despite our recommendations to pursue options that would mitigate the company’s staffing overage, management declined to do the right thing and make the right choice for our airline’s success.

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Flight Attendant Union Commemorates US Airways Flight 1549 Five Years Later After Historic Landing

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today honoring the professionalism of the crew of US Airways flight 1549, five years after AFA US Airways Flight Attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail, and Doreen Welsh brought much needed attention to the primary role and purpose of Flight Attendants:
 
“On January 15, 2009, three US Airways Flight Attendants reminded the world that Flight Attendants serve as first responders onboard each and every commercial flight. In less than two minutes, our flying partners safely evacuated 150 passengers from flight 1549 as the plane sank into the Hudson River, saving the lives of every man, woman and child onboard.

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American Eagle Flight Attendant Applaud Pilots On Tentative Agreement That Secures Future For Regional Carrier

Washington, DC – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today commended their Pilot counterparts, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), on the announcement of a tentative agreement in principle with management. The agreement, subject to ratification by the Pilot membership, helps ensure future flying for AMR Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary which carries nearly 20 million passengers a year for American Airlines.

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New American Flight Attendants Reach Agreement on Representation, Bargaining

AFA and APFA Deal Sets the Stage for Contract Improvements

Washington, DC and Fort Worth, TX (December 20, 2013) - The unions representing Flight Attendants at the new American Airlines reached an agreement this week on how their workgroup will be represented at the new company and how they will work together to achieve an industry-leading joint contract. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA represents the pre-merger US Airways workgroup while the Association of Professional Flight Attendants represents the pre-merger American workgroup.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Secure Tentative Agreement

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has reached a tentative agreement with
Alaska Airlines management on a five year agreement that would cover over 3,100 Flight Attendants. The tentative agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, contains wage increases and improved job security and protections.

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