Democracy Prevails For American Airlines Passenger Service Agents As Union Election Is Scheduled

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) applauded today’s decision by the National Mediation Board (NMB) to schedule a union election for the 9,700 passenger service agents at American Airlines. For months, airline management has been stalling an election for representation by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) through a series of legal maneuvers.

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AFA Flight Attendants At World's Largest Airline Use Known Crewmember Security Program

Washington, DC - Over 25,000 Flight Attendants at the new United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today began use of the alternate, expedited security screening program, Known Crewmember (KCM). 

"The inclusion of Flight Attendants into Known Crewmember at the world's largest carrier sets the stage for the rest of the industry. AFA was able to work alongside management to ensure that all pre-merger United, Continental and Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants have access to the efficient checkpoint screening program," said Greg Davidowitch, AFA pre-merger United President and Marcus Valentino, AFA pre-merger Continental President. "We hope that more airlines across the country will follow United's lead and participate in the enhanced screening that provides great benefit for crewmembers and passengers alike."

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AFA Flight Attendants at Two Additional Carriers Use Known Crewmember Program

Washington, DC - Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today were the latest AFA members to gain access to the alternate, expedited security screening Known Crewmember (KCM) program. Alaska and Horizon are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group.

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AFA Regional Flight Attendants Start Using Known Crewmember Check Points

PSA Flight Attendants Gain Access to Expedited Security Screening

Washington, DC –Today, US Airways Express Flight Attendants at PSA Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), gained access to the alternate, expedited security screening program Known Crewmember (KCM). PSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants Authorize Strike

Compass Airlines Flight Attendants Overwhelmingly Support Strike 

Washington, DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today authorized a strike should negotiations with management fail to reach an agreement that can be ratified. The strike was authorized by an overwhelming 94 percent of participating Flight Attendants. Compass is a Delta Connection carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union and Pinnacle Airlines Management Reach Tentative Agreement

Washington, DC - Pinnacle Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today announced a tentative agreement with airline management. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. AFA was successful in reaching terms that preserved Flight Attendant job security and minimized the impact on wages and costs of health care benefits.

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US Airways Flight Attendants To Take Strike Vote

6,700 Flight Attendants Determined to Achieve a Meaningful Contract

Phoenix – Flight Attendant leaders for the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing US Airways Flight Attendants, today announced a strike vote to back up their demands for a single contract in the US Airways/America West merger. The strike vote will open on October 31 and close November 20. In a message released to members earlier this morning, union leaders stated:

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AFA Flight Attendants First Through Known Crewmember Security Check Points

7,000 US Airways Flight Attendants First to Gain Access to Expedited Security Screening

Washington, DC – Starting today, US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are able to access the alternate, expedited security screening program Known Crewmember (KCM) in 23 airports across the country. The successful program was launched by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2011, tested thoroughly and today Flight Attendants begin to use the risk-based security screening.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Narrowly Vote Against Tentative Agreement

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), voted 51 percent against a tentative agreement to combine the contracts of pre-merger America West and US Airways. Voter participation was 85 percent.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants To Vote On Strike

Washington, DC – Leadership of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at Compass Airlines today called for a strike vote, following 31 months of negotiations that have failed to reach an agreement. Contract talks began in March 2010 and negotiations have been in mediation since October 2011, under the jurisdiction of the National Mediation Board (NMB).

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