Coalition of Flight Attendants Unions Calls For Standardization of PED Policies For Consistent Flight Experience

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Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing Flight Attendants at carriers across the county, today called for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airlines to focus efforts on standardizing portable electronic device (PED) policies across the industry for maximum safety and consistency. Earlier today, FAA unveiled new guidelines that would enable airlines to ultimately permit usage of PEDs from gate-to-gate, during all phases of flight.

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Flight Attendant Union Contributes to FAA Panel - Recommends Safe, Managed Expansion of PED Use

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publicly released final recommendations from the Portable Electronic Device (PED) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). AFA was selected to serve as the voice of Flight Attendants on the committee due to years of expert work on cabin safety issues.

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Reappointment of Deborah Hersman As Chair of NTSB

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) commended Deborah Hersman on her third confirmation as National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman. Hersman was sworn in earlier this week for a second term as head of the NTSB:

“As first responders, Flight Attendants are responsible for protecting the safety of passengers and depend on the NTSB’s important work to advance issues that help strengthen safety in the aircraft cabin.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Echo Merger Benefits After U.S. Mayors Issue Appeal To Justice Department

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), continued to tout the benefits created by a US Airways/American Airlines merger as mayors from seven hub cities penned a joint letter to the Department of Justice asking to reconsider its lawsuit

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Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants Continue Work Towards Agreement As Sale Of Airline Is Announced

Washington, DC – Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after the announcement that private-equity firm, Indigo Partners intends to purchase the airline. In August, Frontier management approached AFA seeking to make changes to the current Flight Attendant contract which becomes amendable in March 2016.

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Flight Attendant Union Urges Congress To Stop Hurting Families And End Government Shutdown

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today implored Congress to display responsible leadership for the nearly two million families who will be harmed without a paycheck during this government shutdown and to restart the federal government before the damage becomes irreversible:

“While some politicians are using this shutdown as a way to posture and position, it is the hundreds of thousands of women and men who work behind the scenes to keep our country running who are bearing a disproportionate share of the burden.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Continue To Push For Merger As Texas Withdraws From DOJ Lawsuit

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), continue to advocate for the vast opportunities created by a US Airways/American Airlines merger as the Texas Attorney General formally withdrew from the Department of Justice lawsuit seeking to block what will become the world’s largest airline. Roger Holmin, AFA President at US Airways, made the following statement:

“Today’s move by the Texas Attorney General recognizes what constituents in the state and across the nation have been saying: the US Airways/American merger is right for our country and it is right for US Airways and American Airlines workers.

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Flight Attendant Union Celebrates “Founder’s Day” Honoring Nearly 70 Years Of Dedicated Service To Advancing Profession

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today celebrated the first annual “Founder’s Day” to commemorate the formation of the union 68 years ago and reflect on the vast contributions of AFA’s late co-founder Edith Lauterbach to the world’s largest flight attendant union for nearly seven decades.

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AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Washington, DC – AirTran Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), voted in favor of a new agreement with Southwest Airlines management that would cover the over 1,700 Flight Attendants who, to date, have not been integrated into the Southwest system.

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American Eagle Flight Attendants Question Merger Benefits

Concerns over Outsourcing and Competitive Disadvantage for Workers

Dallas, TX – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are increasingly concerned about their future in the American/US Airways merger. Executives promise growth, but a steady stream of outsourcing appears to be the plan for their work. The 1,800 American Eagle Flight Attendants are seriously questioning the benefits of a merger where wholly owned carriers of the proposed new airline are already being pitted against each other.

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