Flight Attendants Union Coalition Blasts TSA Decision to Allow Dangerous Items onto Aircraft

Washington, DC – The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers nationwide, issued the following statement blasting today’s announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to allow knives and other dangerous objects into the aircraft cabin, relaxing an over decade long ban.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Sets Strong Position for Flight Attendants in Merger with American Airlines

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a single contract with double-digit pay increases, industry-leading job protections and work rules, and a seat at the table as full partners in the merger with American Airlines. The contract, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, sets the stage for additional improvements, uniting both groups under one agreement and positioning Flight Attendants for future improvements. With an overwhelming number of Flight Attendants participating, the contract was ratified by 80 percent.

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Contract Improvements

Washington, DC – Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today ratified new contract terms to provide for work on the 16 new Airbus A321neo aircraft on order at the airline.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Show Support At Merger Hearing

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), attended a hearing today before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on the merger between US Airways and American Airlines. Flight Attendants in uniform made their position known to lawmakers that front line workers support the merger as full partners. AFA US Airways Presidents Roger Holmin and Deborah Volpe issued the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union: US Airways/American Airlines Merger Must Recognize Contributions Of All Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) represents nearly 10,000 Flight Attendants at US Airways and wholly owned subsidiaries Piedmont and PSA, as well as AMR wholly owned subsidiary American Eagle. As these airlines combine to become the world’s largest, Flight Attendants stand in unity for recognition of their contributions to the success of US Airways and American Airlines:

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Flight Attendants to Hyatt: We back global boycott

Hotel workers’ partnership with AFA could impact millions of dollars in the travel industry

[Chicago, IL] – On Tuesday, over 100 leaders from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) rallied in front of Hyatt headquarters in Chicago and delivered a letter to corporate leaders at Hyatt supporting the Hyatt boycott and demanding safer working conditions for hotel employees. Flight Attendants found an easy partnership with hotel workers in their fight for worker justice as both sectors are part of the travel industry.

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Flight Attendant Union Strengthens Partnership With Department of Transportation To Fight Human Trafficking

Chicago, IL – Addressing the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) annual Board of Directors convention, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood commended AFA for its collective dedication to combating human trafficking. Secretary LaHood emphasized the importance of proper training for Flight Attendants in order to identify possible victims and report potential trafficking to the authorities. AFA is among the network of partners working together with DOT and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to educate frontline transportation workers on how to help stop human trafficking.

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Flight Attendant Union Files Objection To AMR Outsourcing of American Eagle Flights

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants at American Eagle, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), filed a motion yesterday with the Southern District Bankruptcy Court of New York objecting to the recent announcement that AMR Corporation will begin outsourcing American Airlines regional flying to a non-AMR-owned carrier.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Begin Vote On Contract and Path Forward In Merger

Polls Open for 7,500 Flight Attendants – Vote Count Thursday, February 28, 2013

Washington, DC – Starting today, US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will begin voting on a tentative agreement including economic improvements, industry-leading job protections and an opportunity for negotiating additional improvements following announcement of the pending merger with American Airlines. Ballots will be counted on Thursday, February 28.

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Flight Attendant Union and DOL Acting Secretary To Outline FMLA Airline Flight Crew Technical Correction

Washington, DC–The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will participate in a media event this afternoon with acting Secretary of Labor Seth Harris to discuss the implementation of a technical correction to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that grants Flight Attendants and flight crewmembers the same legal protections under FMLA as employees from other industries.

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