Spirit Airlines and Association of Flight Attendants Sign Tentative Agreement

MIRAMAR, Fla., December 13, 2013 – Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) and its flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced today that they reached a tentative agreement for a five-year contract.  The tentative agreement, which is subject to ratification by the flight attendant membership, planned for first quarter 2014, was unanimously supported by the union’s leadership. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.

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Flight Attendant Union Vows To Fight FCC Plan That Would Allow Cell Phone Calls In-Flight

AFA Launches Campaign Against Allowing In-Flight Voice Calls

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) began an extensive public and congressional outreach campaign aimed at reversing today’s decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would allow for in-flight cell phone voice calls onboard commercial aircraft.

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds DOT Efforts to Ban In-flight Voice Calls

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a process that would possibly ban in-flight voice calls:

“We are thankful for the leadership of Secretary Foxx and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for stepping in to ensure that all aspects of using mobile devices for in-flight phone calls are thoroughly evaluated.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Celebrate Creating World's Largest Airline With American Airlines

Washington, DC –The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today by AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin as US Airways grew into the world’s largest airline through its merger with American Airlines.

“Today, we ring the bell to honor our past and celebrate our future. Our history was made by little airlines that could – and did. US Airways Flight Attendants have spent entire careers building unity. And today, we stand up for the opportunities that come with building the world’s largest airline.

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United Flight Attendants Join Teamsters In Support Of Contract To Move Our Company Forward

Chicago, IL – Greg Davidowitch, United Master Executive Council President, Marcus Valentino, Continental Master Executive Council President and Suzanne Hendricks, Continental Micronesia Master Executive Council President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA at United Airlines (AFA), representing 25,000 United Flight Attendants, today issued the following joint statement of support for the Mechanics at United Airlines following the collapse of Contract negotiations with the Teamsters:

“Management has made promises to the employees of United Airlines and they need to deliver on those commitments by completing post-merger joint contracts.  Mechanics, like United Flight Attendants, are resolved to achieve a contract based on the terms employees expect.  If United is to be the best airline, it requires recognition of its most valuable asset, the employees upon whom our airline’s success has been built.  An industry-leading airline requires employees who are supported by industry leading contracts.

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Flight Attendant Union Opposes In-Flight Cell Phone Use

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the possibility that airlines could allow passengers to make cell phone calls:

“Passengers overwhelmingly reject cell phone use in the aircraft cabin. The FCC should not proceed with this proposal.

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American Eagle Flight Attendants Concerned About Merger Settlement's Effect on Workers

Washington, DC – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voiced concern that the recent US Airways/American Airlines anti-trust settlement will have a negative effect on AMR Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary American Eagle, which carries nearly 20 million passengers a year for American Airlines.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Reviewing Terms of DOJ Settlement

Hopeful Merger Continues to Provide Opportunities for Frontline Workers

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing US Airways Flight Attendants, today issued the following statement from AFA US Airways president Roger Holmin after the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with US Airways/American Airlines. The resolution of the anti-trust lawsuit will now be submitted to Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane for approval.

“AFA is carefully reviewing the terms of this agreement to ensure that the merger continues to provide a positive future for US Airways Flight Attendants. Today’s settlement is a tribute to the powerful advocacy of Flight Attendants and other workers who tirelessly encouraged the DOJ to discuss viable options that would allow for the completion of the world’s largest airline.

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Historic Non-Discrimination Act Reflects Core Value Of Flight Attendant Union

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today enthusiastically supported the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA). This bill, passed by the United States Senate, would prohibit an employer from using an individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for adverse or different treatment in employment or employment opportunities.

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Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants Successful in Pushing Back Against Management Demands

Indigo Partners Announce Formal Purchase without New Flight Attendant Agreement

Washington, DC – Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after Indigo Partners announced its intention to finalize the purchase of the airline:

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