AFA Statement on Spirit jetBlue Merger Announcement

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2022) — JetBlue and Spirit Airlines today announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive merger agreement. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, released the following statement on the proposed merger:

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Norse Atlantic Airways Flight Attendants File to Officially Join the Flight Attendant Union

Union Cards Submitted to Federal Agency on July 27

Washington, DC (July 27, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), on behalf of Norse Airlines Flight Attendants, filed on Tuesday for union representation. Norse Flight Attendants demonstrated unanimous support for AFA with signed authorization cards asking for certification of AFA as their union.

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Flight Attendants at Eastern Airlines Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFA-CWA

Washington, DC — Flight Attendants at Eastern Airlines have overwhelmingly voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA in an election certified today by the National Mediation Board.

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Flight Attendants Condemn Dobbs Decision, Attack on Our Rights

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2022) — Today, the Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Pay Improvements, Summer Reliability Deals with American Wholly-Owned Regionals

WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2022) -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Flight Attendants at American’s wholly-owned regionals Envoy, Piedmont, and PSA, have reached agreements with the airlines to increase pay, provide a retention bonus, summer reliability incentive program, and significantly improve commuter benefits.

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AFA-CWA Adds Full Support to Frontier/Spirit Airlines Merger After Reaching Transition Agreement with Holding Company

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier and Spirit Attendants, reached a deal with Frontier Holdings for a Merger Transition Agreement with job, seniority, and contract protections affirmed for Spirit and Frontier Flight Attendants. The agreement was unanimously approved by the directly elected Flight Attendant AFA-CWA leaders at each respective airline.

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Flight Attendant Union Re-Elects Sara Nelson as President, Two New Officers in Historic Election

Las Vegas, NV (May 16, 2022) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) directly-elected leaders from 17 airlines today re-elected Sara Nelson as International President by acclamation to serve the new four year term. Keturah Johnson was elected as International Vice President and Dante Harris as International Secretary-Treasurer, both for first terms.

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Flight Attendants Condemn Attacks on Our Rights

WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2022) — Yesterday, POLITICO reported the Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court. The Court confirmed its authenticity on Tuesday. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

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Mask Mandate No Longer in Effect

UPDATE 6:20pm ET, April 18, 2022

The CDC and TSA the federal mask mandate is no longer in effect after today's court ruling. 

From the CDC: "The agencies are reviewing the decision and assessing potential next steps. In the meantime, today's court decision means CDC's public transportation masking order is not in effect at this time. Therefore. TSA will not enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs at this time. CDC recommends that people continue to wear masks in indoor public transportation settings."

Flight Attendants need to look for communication from your airline on what the new policy is and how to communicate that to passengers. We need to do everything we can to help our airlines be clear with Flight Attendants and passengers as it relates to the mask mandate ending. And of course, we will ensure Flight Attendants retain personal options to protect themselves during the ongoing pandemic. The CDC continues to recommend wearing masks.

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Flight Attendants Secure AFA-CWA Union Representation at Avelo Airlines

Washington, DC (April 13, 2022) — Today, six months after Avelo Flight Attendants filed for an election with super majority support, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that they have voted to form a union with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.

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