Horizon Air Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Washington, DC – Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a new contract. The five-year agreement contains pay increases, locks in benefits and improves scheduling rules for the over 500 Flight Attendants. The contract, which becomes effective August 4, also provides for greater flexibility and enhanced quality of life.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaffirms Commitment To Equality On Anniversary Of Civil Rights Act

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today reflecting on the anniversary of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 legislation which provided a pathway for equal treatment under the law for all citizens:

“Less than a week after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, which has protected voting rights for decades, we look back at the importance of these landmark, anti-discrimination laws and are reminded that our country was founded on the principle ‘that all men are created equal.’ Equality is at the heart of who we are and it is a principle that drives workers to band together for fairness.

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Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Congratulates Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx On Confirmation

Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) congratulates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. AFA appreciates the work of outgoing Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood and looks forward to continuing a fantastic working relationship with Secretary Foxx in his new role. We support the Secretary’s efforts to ensure a safe, reliable transportation infrastructure that supports and sustains our entire economy.

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Flight Attendant Union Cheers For Legal Affirmation Of Marriage Equality

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court paved the way for marriage equality by declaring the Defense Against Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and striking down Proposition 8, the California law banning same-sex marriage.

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Flight Attendant Union Continues Important Review Of Expanded Portable Electronic Device Use On Aircraft

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today on reports of expanded use of certain portable electronic devices in flight:

“The Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) is tasked with providing detailed recommendations on the expanded use of personal electronic devices (PED) in the aircraft cabin. As a member of the ARC, AFA is committed to ensuring that any expanded use of PEDs is based on the principle that the safety of flight will not be adversely affected.

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US Airways Express Flight Attendants Picket As Strike Looms At Piedmont Airlines

Washington, DC – Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are delivering a strong message that the reality of a strike at the US Airways Express carrier is drawing closer at airports in New Bern, NC; Roanoke, VA; Charlottesville, VA; and Harrisburg, PA.

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Horizon Air Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement On New Contract Terms

Washington, DC – Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement with management today that includes increased compensation, a new scheduling system and substantial improvements in flexibility and quality of life for the over 500 Flight Attendants. Horizon Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and offers service to over 45 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. - See more at: http://www.afacwa.org/horizon-air-flight-attendants-reach-tentative-agreement-on-new-contract-terms.htm#sthash.zVRGeSnk.dpuf

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Association of Flight Attendants Applauds TSA Policy Reversal And Seeks Permanent Ban On Knives On Planes

Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued this statement today following the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcement that airport security officers will continue to enforce the current prohibited items list which prohibits all knives:

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Association Of Flight Attendants Commends Ed Markey For Strong Record On Homeland Security

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, commends Ed Markey for his experience and strong track record on keeping our nation safe and secure. 

“Ed Markey has spent his career making our homeland safer and more secure,” stated Veda Shook, AFA International President. “After September 11, Ed Markey has been a Congressional leader in ensuring the protection of Americans, including authoring legislation to screen all cargo on passenger planes and scan cargo coming into our ports for nuclear materials. And his recent effort to block TSA’s decision to allow small knives on planes, has helped delay this dangerous policy change. Ed Markey has the experience and is the best candidate to fight for effective homeland security measures in the U.S. Senate.”

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Flight Attendant Union Pays Tribute To Senator Lautenberg For Extraordinary Lifetime Of Service

Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today honoring the life and legacy of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg:

“Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a great leader who has been instrumental in bettering the lives of all Americans through his lifetime of dedicated service. For nearly thirty years as an elected leader, Senator Lautenberg has been a champion of numerous Flight Attendant issues that have had tremendous impact on our profession.

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