Flight Attendant Union Honors Senator Inouye For Lifetime Service To His Country

Washington, DC, December 18, 2012 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement honoring the life and legacy of Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye:

“Today, we join our sisters and brothers across the country in mourning the loss of a tireless advocate for American workers. For over five decades, Senator Inouye stood with the middle class to create a country that worked for everyone.

“Through his various positions on committees vital to the aviation industry, Senator Inouye was a supporter of numerous Flight Attendant issues. His contributions to our industry have been innumerable.

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Spirit Flight Attendants Protest Event During Baldanza Speech


Flight Attendants and Supporters Hold Massive Demonstration at Event Featuring Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza

Washington, DC, December 7, 2012 – Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and supporters from the Broward County labor community protested today outside a conference where Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza was a guest speaker. With hundreds in attendance, demonstrators called attention to the inequities Flight Attendants experience at Spirit Airlines.

“Spirit management’s failure to recognize the significant role Flight Attendants play in the success of the airline cannot be tolerated. The dedication and professionalism of Flight Attendants and our colleagues is what makes Spirit a thriving and vibrant airline. Yet management refuses to honor our contributions. At this point, management is choosing a path that leads to a strike and they have to be held accountable for their actions, Todd St. Pierre, AFA President at Spirit.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants Request Release To Strike After Negotiations Reach Stalemate

Washington, DC, December 6, 2012 – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today requested a proffer of arbitration from the National Mediation Board (NMB), indicating willingness to strike should management fail to negotiate a new agreement for the nearly 450 Flight Attendants. If the NMB grants AFA’s request and agrees that management has refused to make significant movement, then negotiations will be declared deadlocked and both parties will be released into a 30-day “cooling off” period leading to a strike deadline.

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Spirit Flight Attendants To Rally For Fair Contract

Flight Attendants Will Demonstrate During CEO Ben Baldanza’s Appearance at Equity Conference

Washington, DC, December 6, 2012 - Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will protest on Friday, December 7 against management delays in negotiations. Flight Attendants are fed up after five years of negotiations; they expect a fair contract now. While Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza addresses the 2012 INVEST Florida Equity Conference, Flight Attendants and their supporters will turn out en masse to protest the inequities Flight Attendants experience at Spirit Airlines.

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AFA Supports A Union Voice For American Airlines Passenger Service Agents As CWA Election Begins

Washington, DC, December 04, 2012 – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement of support today as a Communications Workers of America (CWA) representation election begins for 9,700 passenger service agents at American Airlines:

“AFA knows first hand how a strong voice during the bankruptcy process can greatly benefit workers. Over the past year, there has been much change at American Airlines. However, through CWA representation, Passenger Service Agents will play an integral role in the rebuilding of their airline.

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Flight Attendants To Have Safety And Health Protections In The Cabin

AFA Commends Obama Administration for Extending Safety Standards to the Cabin

Washington, DC, November 30, 2012 – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today successfully achieved Occupational Safety and Health protections for commercial aircraft; after tireless advocacy to improve safety and health standards in its members’ workplace. AFA commends the Obama Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) for their collaborative approach to reach the policy statement released today that will correct a nearly four-decade old exclusion of OSHA in the passenger cabin.

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Flight Attendant Union Testifies Before Congress On Impact Of Aviation Safety On Today's Travel Experience

Carry-On Baggage Standards Are Key Component

Washington, DC, November 29, 2012 – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today testified before the United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee on the effects of aviation policy and regulations inside the aircraft cabin.

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Flight Attendant Union Offers Helpful Tips For Safe Holiday Travel

Washington, DC, November 21, 2012 – As the holiday travel season kicks off with an estimated 24 million passengers traveling by air this year, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, offered important tips on making air travel as safe as possible.

“As first responders in the aircraft cabin, a Flight Attendants primary responsibility is to protect the safety and security of our passengers. Through comprehensive training, extensive experience, and annual FAA re-certification standards, Flight Attendants are professionals who ensure passengers arrive at their destination safely and securely,” said AFA International President Veda Shook.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Authorize Strike

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 94 percent for strike authorization. Flight Attendants are calling on management to finish the US Airways/America West merger with a single contract for all US Airways Flight Attendants. Today AFA members made clear what they are willing to do to push management to negotiate a contract that can be ratified.

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Spirit Flight Attendants Picket Nationwide For Contract During Busiest Holiday Travel Week

Washington, DC – Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), held informational picketing today and will continue to protest each day through Wednesday at airports across the country as an estimated 24 million passengers take to the skies during the busy Thanksgiving travel week.

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