Flight Attendant Union Coalition Launches Campaign To Raise Funds For Flight 93 Memorial


Flight Attendants Join Together on Capitol Hill in Effort to Close Funding Gap

Washington, DC – On the eve of the 12th year marking the tragic events of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight Attendant Union Coalition, representing nearly 100,000 Flight Attendants at carriers nationwide, joined forces on Capitol Hill to request that members of Congress make voluntary personal contributions to close a $1.5 million funding gap for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Flight Attendants distributed a letter to every member of the United States Congress asking that they set an example by making a personal contribution towards funding the memorial’s Tower of Voices and educational programs.

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AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Secure Tentative Agreement

AirTran Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines management for over 1,700 Flight Attendants who remain at AirTran during the AirTran/Southwest merging process. The Southwest/AirTran merger was announced in 2011.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Applaud Court's Decision To Expedite American Airlines Merger Trial

US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today issued a statement after a federal judge scheduled an expedited trial date for the Department of Justice’s anti-trust case against the US Airways/American Airlines merger. AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin said the following:

"US Airways Flight Attendants are ready to make the most out of the opportunities available through the creation of the world’s largest airline, which will provide real competition for Delta and United and a positive outlook for workers. Our union supported the motion for a November trial date because both US Airways and American Airlines front line workers deserve to know what our future holds.

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Flight Attendant Union Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Historic March On Washington

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington:

“On this day 50 years ago, hundreds of thousands of women and men descended upon our nation’s capital for an unprecedented demonstration for freedom and economic justice. Strangers from all corners of the country stood side by side as sisters and brothers to demand freedom from discrimination and the means to live their lives free of economic oppression. They were unified and they sent a powerful message that changed the course of history.

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Flight Attendant Union's Enduring Efforts For Safety and Health Protections In The Cabin Become Reality

AFA Commends OSHA, FAA for Finalizing Cabin Workplace Safety and Health Policy

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today hailed the release of Occupational Safety and Health protections for Flight Attendants working on commercial aircraft. Following AFA’s tireless advocacy to improve safety and health standards for Flight Attendants in the workplace, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a policy statement that corrects a nearly four-decade old exclusion of OSHA in the passenger cabin.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Stand Up to Justice Department Over Merger

Association of Flight Attendants Vows to Fight DOJ War on Workers

The union representing US Airways Flight Attendants came out swinging today, promising to fight efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) vowed to defend the merger on behalf of Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union Welcomes 1.3 Million United Food and Commercial Workers To AFL-CIO Family

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement after the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced the affiliation of 1.3 members with the AFL-CIO:

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AFA Looks Forward To Advancing Critical Flight Attendant Issues With Department of Labor Secretary Perez

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today congratulated Thomas E. Perez on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Charged with protecting and promoting the interests of American workers, Perez’s experience and dedication will assist the Department of Labor in continuing to make opportunities available for working people.

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Horizon Air Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Washington, DC – Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a new contract. The five-year agreement contains pay increases, locks in benefits and improves scheduling rules for the over 500 Flight Attendants. The contract, which becomes effective August 4, also provides for greater flexibility and enhanced quality of life.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaffirms Commitment To Equality On Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today reflecting on the anniversary of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 legislation which provided a pathway for equal treatment under the law for all citizens:

“Less than a week after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which has protected voting rights for decades, we look back at the importance of these landmark, anti-discrimination laws and are reminded that our country was founded on the principle ‘that all men are created equal.’ Equality is at the heart of who we are and it is a principle that drives workers to band together for fairness.

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