Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In ‘Knife Fight’ At Miami International Airport

Media Advisory for April 15, 2013

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues leafleting next week at Miami International Airport to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to visit 
www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.com and call their member of Congress to support legislation to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin.

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Flight Attendant Union Submits Congressional Testimony On Dangers of Knives In-Flight

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today submitted official testimony for the House Transportation Security Subcommittee hearing on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) risk based security. Today’s hearing is meant to focus on a “stakeholder’s perspective.” However, the majority members of the committee have failed to include the Flight Attendant experience on the testimony panel. Nevertheless, in addition to submitting written testimony, Flight Attendants will be there in uniform to help keep the focus on the reckless policy change to allow knives back in the aircraft cabin.

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Flight Attendants Request Seat At 'Stakeholder' Security Meeting

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants, welcomed news from the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security of an upcoming hearing titled: “TSA’s Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security: Stakeholder Perspectives.” The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Washington, DC – April 2-5, 2013 - The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues leafleting events this week at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to sign the petition to the White House at www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.comand to call their member of Congress to support the No Knives Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY).

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NO JOKE: Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues a series of leafleting events at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to sign the petition to the White House at www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.comand to call their member of Congress to support the No Knives Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY).

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Flight Attendants, Pilots, Air Marshals, Law Enforcement and Members of Congress Rally at LAX For No Knives On Planes

Reps. Maxine Waters and Janice Hahn Join Forces with Flight Attendants and Allies Against Knives on Planes

Los Angeles – At the same time flight attendants across the country leaflet passengers to expand support for keeping knives off the plane, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is hosting a rally and press conference on the issue today at Los Angeles International Airport. Joined by Representatives Maxine Waters and Janice Hahn (D-CA), TSA screeners, pilots, ground workers, airport police, and frequent fliers, flight attendants will call on the travelling public to sign the www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.com  petition to the White House. Passengers will also be encouraged to call on Congress to support legislation to overturn TSA Administrator Pistole’s abrupt policy change.

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Family Of 9/11 Flight Attendant Sara Low Shocked Over TSA Policy Allowing Knives On Planes

Euless, TX – The Flight Attendants’ Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, has released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from one of the 9/11 Crewmembers’ families. Mike Low, father of Sara Low who was instrumental in providing information to the authorities as her flight was hijacked and ultimately flown into the World Trade Center, is speaking out against the proposed policy change by Pistole.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

Flight Attendants Achieve Double-Digit Pay Increases, Among Other Improvements

Washington DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), reached a tentative agreement for a first contract late last night with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The agreement would provide double-digit pay increases on date of ratification along with an increased 401k match, schedule flexibility and a grievance procedure among other improvements. All things considered, the AFA Negotiating Committee and elected leaders are sending the agreement out for ratification with a unanimous endorsement.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaffirms Support For Marriage Equality

Washington, DC – As the United States Supreme Court began hearings on marriage equality, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement of support for equal rights:

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AFA Coordinates Support And Resources For Flight Attendants Affected By Pinnacle Base Closure In Atlanta

Washington, DC - March 27-28, 2013 – When Pinnacle Airlines announced the closure of the Atlanta domicile, 180 Pinnacle Flight Attendants were affected. Understanding that many questions remain, the Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA), the union for Pinnacle Flight Attendants, is coordinating with state agencies to provide local assistance to crewmembers. On March 27 and 28, AFA will hold meetings to provide an opportunity for Flight Attendants to connect with local services.

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