Flight Attendants At United Airlines Move Forward With A Ratified Contract

One Step Closer To Completing Merger

Chicago, IL –Flight Attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract covering the 15,000 pre-merger United Flight Attendants.  An overwhelming majority of Flight Attendants, 88.5 percent, participated in the vote and 70.4 percent solidly cast their ballots in favor of the agreement.  This agreement was reached on January 7, 2012, utilizing an innovative process modeled on the National Mediation Board’s Expedited Mediation Program. This is the first post-bankruptcy contract for United Flight Attendants.

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Continental and Continental Micronesia Flight Attendants Congratulate United Peers On Contract

Foundation Improved for Single Contract Negotiations

Chicago, IL – Following the overwhelming vote by Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), to ratify a contract for improvements covering the 15,000 pre-merger AFA members at United Airlines, the union’s leaders from Continental and Continental Micronesia issued the following statement of congratulations:

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Flight Attendant Union Secures Tentative Agreement For PSA Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – PSA Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with management, covering the nearly 300 Flight Attendants at the carrier. PSA 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 Joins Protest On The Heart Of The Matter At American Airlines

American Eagle Flight Attendants Stand in Solidarity Against Management’s Outrageous Demands

Washington, DC – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are joining workers across the American Airlines system today, February 14 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to protest over-reaching cuts management is demanding through Chapter 11. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. CST at the upper level of Terminal D.

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Senate Passage Of FAA Reauthorization Attacks Collective Bargaining Rights

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that contained a vicious attack on bargaining rights for workers in the aviation and rail industries:

“AFA has long been a proponent of passing a comprehensive funding bill that allows the FAA to move forward on vital safety and airport improvement projects that help to enhance the world’s greatest aviation system. Corporate interests and right-wing ideologues took this vital piece of legislation and used it to destroy collective bargaining affecting workers across the country.

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants At Compass Airlines Stand Up For Decent Pay

Washington, DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted against a tentative agreement with management. The agreement, voted down by nearly 80 percent, is a clear indication that Compass Flight Attendants are resolute in reaching an agreement that recognizes their contributions to the airline. Compass is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection Carrier.

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“OccuFLY” At LAX - Flight Attendants Hold Large Protest As Part of The 99%

OccuFLY Protest
Monday, February 6, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST
Protest: LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal, 
Upper Level, South Side
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Washington, DC - Flight Attendants from over 20 airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and concerned citizens from across the country will hold an OccuFLY protest at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, February 6. Flight Attendants and supporters will protest the latest attack on collective bargaining rights included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill.

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AirTran and Southwest Flight Attendants Ratify Transiton Agreement

Washington, DC – AirTran Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a Seniority Integration and Transition Agreement today. The agreement was reached in December with AFA, Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, and Transport Workers Union Local 556, which represents Southwest Flight Attendants, and outlines the full integration of AirTran Flight Attendants into Southwest as the two airlines merge.

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Flight Attendant Union Participates In Historic Implementation Of Flight Crew FMLA Corrections Act

Washington, DC – Nearly two decades after the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law, Flight Attendants and other flight crews are finally granted the same access to coverage that has long benefited working families.  Today, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Veda Shook took part in the official announcement from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on the historic implementation of the Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Transportation Unions Call on Congress to Pass Clean FAA Reauthorization

‘Rewriting decades of labor law without debate or discussion sets a dangerous precedent’

Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement by 19 unions calling for passage of a clean FAA Reauthorization, without drastic and unnecessary changes to the Railway Labor Act:

The unions are UAW; Communications Workers of America; Association of Flight Attendants-CWA; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; American Federation of Government Employees; International Association of Machinists; National Education Association; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen-IBT; Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees-IBT; Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; Service Employees Local 32BJ-National Conference of Fireman and Oilers; Sheet Metal Workers; United Steelworkers; Teamsters; American Train Dispatchers Association; Transportation Communications Union-IAM; Amalgamated Transit Union; United Transportation Union; UNITE HERE.

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