TSA Delays Knives On Planes – Flight Attendants Accept Temporary Reprieve For Aviation Security

Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Remains Resolute: No Knives, Ever Again

Washington, DC - In the face of a huge backlash from Flight Attendants, nearly every other stakeholder in aviation and the public, the Transportation Security Administration today postponed its plan to allow knives on US flights starting Thursday, April 25. But the 90,000-member Flight Attendants Union Coalition, which has opposed the TSA's ill- advised plan from the start, remains resolute: No Knives on Planes Ever Again.

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9/11 Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand Widow And Mother Of Current Flight Attendant Tells TSA To "Think Of The Families"- Keep Knives Off Planes

Rebecca Marchand Meets with Lawmakers Following Boston Tragedy

Washington, DC – The Flight Attendants’ Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from Rebecca Marchand, widow of Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand who was murdered by men with small knives on 9/11, United flight 175. She is also a mother of a current Flight Attendant.

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Spirit Flight Attendants Stand Unified For Send-Off Event As Negotiators Prepare To Reach Contract

Washington, DC – Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will stage a “send-off party” at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for the AFA Negotiating Team. Dozens of Spirit Flight Attendants will assemble as Flight Attendant union representatives depart for contract negotiations with management April 16-18.

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Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In ‘Knife Fight’ At Miami International Airport

Media Advisory for April 15, 2013

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues leafleting next week at Miami International Airport to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to visit 
www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.com and call their member of Congress to support legislation to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin.

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Flight Attendant Union Submits Congressional Testimony On Dangers of Knives In-Flight

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today submitted official testimony for the House Transportation Security Subcommittee hearing on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) risk based security. Today’s hearing is meant to focus on a “stakeholder’s perspective.” However, the majority members of the committee have failed to include the Flight Attendant experience on the testimony panel. Nevertheless, in addition to submitting written testimony, Flight Attendants will be there in uniform to help keep the focus on the reckless policy change to allow knives back in the aircraft cabin.

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Flight Attendants Request Seat At 'Stakeholder' Security Meeting

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants, welcomed news from the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security of an upcoming hearing titled: “TSA’s Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security: Stakeholder Perspectives.” The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Washington, DC – April 2-5, 2013 - The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues leafleting events this week at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to sign the petition to the White House at www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.comand to call their member of Congress to support the No Knives Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY).

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NO JOKE: Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers In 'Knife Fight' At Airports Nationwide

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, continues a series of leafleting events at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers to sign the petition to the White House at www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.comand to call their member of Congress to support the No Knives Act of 2013, introduced by Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY).

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Flight Attendants, Pilots, Air Marshals, Law Enforcement and Members of Congress Rally at LAX For No Knives On Planes

Reps. Maxine Waters and Janice Hahn Join Forces with Flight Attendants and Allies Against Knives on Planes

Los Angeles – At the same time flight attendants across the country leaflet passengers to expand support for keeping knives off the plane, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is hosting a rally and press conference on the issue today at Los Angeles International Airport. Joined by Representatives Maxine Waters and Janice Hahn (D-CA), TSA screeners, pilots, ground workers, airport police, and frequent fliers, flight attendants will call on the travelling public to sign the www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.com  petition to the White House. Passengers will also be encouraged to call on Congress to support legislation to overturn TSA Administrator Pistole’s abrupt policy change.

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Family Of 9/11 Flight Attendant Sara Low Shocked Over TSA Policy Allowing Knives On Planes

Euless, TX – The Flight Attendants’ Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, has released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from one of the 9/11 Crewmembers’ families. Mike Low, father of Sara Low who was instrumental in providing information to the authorities as her flight was hijacked and ultimately flown into the World Trade Center, is speaking out against the proposed policy change by Pistole.

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