Delta Connection Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

Flight Attendants Achieve Double-Digit Pay Increases, Among Other Improvements

Washington DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), reached a tentative agreement for a first contract late last night with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. The agreement would provide double-digit pay increases on date of ratification along with an increased 401k match, schedule flexibility and a grievance procedure among other improvements. All things considered, the AFA Negotiating Committee and elected leaders are sending the agreement out for ratification with a unanimous endorsement.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaffirms Support For Marriage Equality

Washington, DC – As the United States Supreme Court began hearings on marriage equality, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement of support for equal rights:

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AFA Coordinates Support And Resources For Flight Attendants Affected By Pinnacle Base Closure In Atlanta

Washington, DC - March 27-28, 2013 – When Pinnacle Airlines announced the closure of the Atlanta domicile, 180 Pinnacle Flight Attendants were affected. Understanding that many questions remain, the Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA), the union for Pinnacle Flight Attendants, is coordinating with state agencies to provide local assistance to crewmembers. On March 27 and 28, AFA will hold meetings to provide an opportunity for Flight Attendants to connect with local services.

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Flight Attendants Applaud Bi-Partisan Budget Amendment To Keep Knives Out Of Aircraft Cabin

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, is marshaling support for an amendment to the budget resolution submitted by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from allowing airline passengers to carry small knives onto airplanes.

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Flight Attendants Gather Overwhelming Congressional Support In No-Knife Fight

Bi-Partisan Letter to TSA with 133 Signatures Calls for Recognition of Flight Attendant Concerns 

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, applauds Congressmen Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) for taking the lead by authoring a letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole about the abrupt policy change allowing dangerous items in the aircraft cabin. The letter expresses serious concerns about the process used to determine a policy change “without any formal engagement with stakeholders impacted by this policy, including our frontline workers aboard flights, the crewmembers.”

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Coalition Of Flight Attendant Unions Enlists Airline Passengers In No Knife Fight

On Thursday, March 21, Flight Attendants Begin a Series of Leafleting Events around the Country Asking Passengers to Take Action Against Knives on Planes

Washington, DC – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, will tomorrow begin 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 atwww.NoKnivesOnPlanes.com and call members of Congress to support legislation to overturn TSA Administrator Pistole’s abrupt policy change.

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Betty Ann Ong Foundation Opposes TSA Policy Change

Washington, DC - The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions honors our Flight Attendant heroes from 9/11. Thirty-three Flight Attendants were killed aboard the four hijacked flights: American Flight 11, United Flight 175, American Flight 77 and United Flight 93. Flight Attendants from each of the flights relayed critical information with the earliest pieces of intelligence from that day. The first of those calls was from Betty Ann Ong, a Flight Attendant aboard American Airlines Flight 11.

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Flight Attendants Union Coalition Launches Nationwide Opposition To Knives In Cabin

Washington, DC – The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, is coordinating a nationwide legislative and public campaign to reverse yesterday’s announcement from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that effective April 25, knives would be allowed in the aircraft cabin for the first time since 9/11. The Coalition will utilize a series of tactics to apply pressure, starting with a petition to the White House.

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Flight Attendants Union Coalition Blasts TSA Decision to Allow Dangerous Items onto Aircraft

Washington, DC – The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers nationwide, issued the following statement blasting today’s announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to allow knives and other dangerous objects into the aircraft cabin, relaxing an over decade long ban.

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US Airways Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Sets Strong Position for Flight Attendants in Merger with American Airlines

Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a single contract with double-digit pay increases, industry-leading job protections and work rules, and a seat at the table as full partners in the merger with American Airlines. The contract, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, sets the stage for additional improvements, uniting both groups under one agreement and positioning Flight Attendants for future improvements. With an overwhelming number of Flight Attendants participating, the contract was ratified by 80 percent.

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