Flight Attendants At New United Airlines Commence Historic Single Contract Negotiations

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at the new United Airlines today began to set the stage for negotiations on a single contract covering over 25,000 Flight Attendants. These historic negotiations will unify Flight Attendants from pre-merger United, Continental and Continental Micronesia under one agreement. Earlier this year, Flight Attendants from each subsidiary ratified separate contracts, paving the way for joint negotiations.

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Flight Attendant Union Honors Evolution Of Profession

AFA Celebrates 67th Anniversary of Union by and for Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today celebrated the 67th anniversary of the founding of the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. On August 22, 1945, the dedication of five Flight Attendants, determined to take a stand against unbearable standards where young women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain unwed and childless, and adhere to strict weight, height and appearance requirements, came to fruition with the creation of the Air Line Stewardesses Association.

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US Airways Express Flight Attendants Authorize Strike

Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants Support Strike by Strong Majority

Washington, DC – Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today sent a loud and clear message that if management fails to negotiate a new agreement, a strike could result at the airline. The strike was authorized by 98 percent of participating Flight Attendants. Piedmont is a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Flight Attendants at Continental Micronesia Ratify Contract With United

Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at Continental Micronesia today ratified a contract extension with United Continental Holdings, Inc., covering the carrier’s over 275 Flight Attendants based in Guam. The agreement, which includes job security improvements as well as flexibility and economic growth, was approved by nearly 80 percent of Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendants at Ryan International Ratify First Contract

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants at Ryan International Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified their first contract. The agreement, reached in June with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, includes job security and valuable protections for nearly 200 Flight Attendants. The contract was ratified by a strong majority of Flight Attendants participating in the election.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For Single Contract

Subject to Membership Approval, Agreement Would Extend Job Protections and Lift Pay

Washington, DC – Late last night, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) reached a tentative agreement with US Airways for a contract covering all US Airways mainline Flight Attendants. Under the supervision of the National Mediation Board (NMB), three intense mediation sessions successfully led to a tentative agreement that would extend industry-leading job protections and overall economic improvements to all US Airways Flight Attendants. Providing AFA members with an opportunity to vote on an agreement that reflects Flight Attendant priorities prior to any new potential merger has been a key focus for AFA.

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American Eagle Flight Attendants To Vote On Tentative Agreement

Washington, DC – Flight Attendant leaders from American Eagle, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today unanimously approved the recent tentative agreement and will now send it out to the over 1,800 Flight Attendants for a vote. AFA American Eagle leadership convened a special meeting to review the terms of the agreement, announced on July 27 and, after a review of the provisions, recommended that the membership vote to ratify the deal.

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds AFGE and TSA On First Labor Agreement

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) on reaching their first labor agreement with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The agreement covers 45,000 Transportation Security Officers (TSO).

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US Airways Express Flight Attendants Open Strike Vote

Washington, DC – Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today began casting votes on whether to authorize a strike at the carrier after unproductive negotiations. Strike vote ballots have been sent to the over 200 Flight Attendants and a vote count is scheduled for August 17. Piedmont is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at American Eagle Despite Difficult Bankruptcy Conditions

Flight Attendants Gain Chance to Vote on Contract Instead of Having Terms Imposed

Washington, DC – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement today after months of negotiations between AFA and American Eagle management. Once approved by union leadership, the agreement will provide Flight Attendants with the opportunity to vote on whether to ratify the agreement instead of being subject to the bankruptcy court’s imposition of terms dictated by management.

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