Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Rally For Contract

Washington, DC – As Alaska Air Group holds its annual stockholders meeting on Tuesday, award-winning Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will rally outside as they continue to press management for a fair contract.

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Flight Attendants Protest at Houston Airport Against Knives In The Passenger Cabin

Reports Indicate TSA Knives and Slow Security Will Kick Off Summer Travel Season

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions and industry stakeholders will hold a press conference Monday, May 20, 2013 at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to continue engaging the traveling public in efforts to keep the passenger cabin free of knives that have been used as weapons. According to a recent Washington Post article “now the chatter is that the TSA may decide to put the new rules into effect over the Memorial Day weekend.”

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Flight Attendants Protest At Charlotte Airport Against Knives In The Passenger Cabin

Reports Indicate TSA to Permit Knives, Slow Security, over Memorial Day

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants will hold a press conference Thursday, May 16 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to continue to engage the traveling public in efforts to keep the aircraft cabin free of knives that have been used as weapons. According to a recent Washington Post article “now the chatter is that the TSA may decide to put the new rules into effect over the Memorial Day weekend.” TSA officers have expressed concern not only with the dangers of allowing knives in the security checkpoints and beyond, but also noted that these new procedures would slow security lines.

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Organizations Representing 400,000 On The Front Lines Of U.S. Aviation Submit Legal Petition To TSA And Homeland Security To Keep All Knives Off Planes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lawyers for nine organizations representing 400,000 aviation professionals, passengers and law enforcement officers today filed a legal petition with Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole and copied to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano seeking to rescind plans to allow knives in the aircraft cabins for the first time since 9/11.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants at Compass Airlines Ratify First Contract On Eve Of Carrier’s Sixth Anniversary

Washington, DC - Six years after Compass Airlines began commercial operations, Compass Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), ratified their first contract today with an overwhelming 99 percent of those participating voting in favor of the five-year agreement. The agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, provides immediate economic improvements as well as enhanced job security and protections. The AFA negotiating committee was able to reach an agreement after intense support and solidarity from the nearly 450 Flight Attendants.

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Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants File For Mediation

Washington, DC – Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB).  Today is the one-year anniversary of the contract’s amendable date.

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Strike Looms Closer At US Airways Express

No Flight Attendant Agreement Reached After Recent Negotiations

Washington, DC – The reality of a strike at US Airways Express carrier Piedmont Airlines appears to be drawing closer after continued stonewalling by management throughout contract negotiations. Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), has been working to reach an agreement that is beneficial to crewmembers and to the airline. Meanwhile, management has presented unreasonable proposals and has frequently made regressive proposals in bargaining.

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TSA Delays Knives On Planes – Flight Attendants Accept Temporary Reprieve For Aviation Security

Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Remains Resolute: No Knives, Ever Again

Washington, DC - In the face of a huge backlash from Flight Attendants, nearly every other stakeholder in aviation and the public, the Transportation Security Administration today postponed its plan to allow knives on US flights starting Thursday, April 25. But the 90,000-member Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which has opposed the TSA's ill- advised plan from the start, remains resolute: No Knives on Planes Ever Again.

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9/11 Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand Widow And Mother Of Current Flight Attendant Tells TSA To "Think Of The Families"- Keep Knives Off Planes

Rebecca Marchand Meets with Lawmakers Following Boston Tragedy

Washington, DC – The Flight Attendants’ Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from Rebecca Marchand, widow of Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand who was murdered by men with small knives on 9/11, United flight 175. She is also a mother of a current Flight Attendant.

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Spirit Flight Attendants Stand Unified For Send-Off Event As Negotiators Prepare To Reach Contract

Washington, DC – Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will stage a “send-off party” at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for the AFA Negotiating Team. Dozens of Spirit Flight Attendants will assemble as Flight Attendant union representatives depart for contract negotiations with management April 16-18.

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