Flight Attendant Contract First in a US Airways/American Deal

Washington DC – Leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), representing pre-merger America West and pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants, issued the following statement on a potential US Airways/American deal. “A contract for Flight Attendants at US Airways must be completed prior to any new merger deal.

We appreciate innovative efforts for an airline business model that supports jobs with good wages, work rules, benefits, and a secure retirement.  In that spirit, any new deal must first acknowledge the contributions of US Airways Flight Attendants through a single contract with job security and improvements promised to Flight Attendants involved in the last merger initiated by US Airways management.  Seven years later that deal still isn’t done.  There is a small window of opportunity for US Airways management to get this right,” stated Deborah Volpe, AFA president of pre-merger America West Flight Attendants, and Mark Gentile, AFA president of pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union Slams American Airlines Management For Dismissing Proposals Containing Significant Savings

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) American Eagle President Robert Barrow issued the following statement today after American Airlines management dismissed recent AFA proposals that would have resulted in significant cost savings for the American Eagle subsidiary: “We are appalled and disappointed at the flippant disregard by American Airlines management throughout this bankruptcy process, especially in negotiating provisions which would have a direct impact on the company’s alleged longevity problem.

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Flight Attendants at Hawaiian Ratify Contract

Washington, DC –Flight Attendants at Hawaiian Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified an agreement that includes increases to compensation and benefits, and enhances quality of life issues for the over 1,200 Flight Attendants. The new contract will remain in place through 2016.

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Flight Attendants' Rights Protected - NMB Calls For Union Election At Pinnacle

Mesaba/Pinnacle/Colgan Flight Attendants Get Chance to Vote for the Flight Attendant Union
Washington, DC – The National Mediation Board (NMB) today declared that the Pinnacle/Mesaba/Colgan merger has created a single carrier for representation of over 1,300 Flight Attendants. Over 600 Flight Attendants at Mesaba are currently represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).

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Flight Attendant Union Prepared To Protect Mesaba Flight Attendants Through Airline Bankruptcy

Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after Pinnacle Airlines, which merged with Mesaba Airlines in January, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization:

“As the certified representative for Mesaba Flight Attendants, AFA will use its standing to participate in the bankruptcy process and ensure that the Flight Attendants’ rights are protected throughout Pinnacle’s restructuring.

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Flight Attendant Union To US Airways: Sacrifices Must Be Recognized

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), from each of the pre-merger airlines, US Airways and former America West, voted against a tentative agreement offered by US Airways management. Ninety percent of the over 6,700 combined Flight Attendants participated in the voting process.

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PSA Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Washington, DC – PSA Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a five-year agreement that includes pay increases and quality of life enhancements for the over 300 Flight Attendants. 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 Advocates For Commitment To Puerto Rico

Washington, DC – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today issued the following statement from AFA President Robert Barrow after recent reports regarding the future of the San Juan base:

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AFA International President Discusses Aviation Security With Secretary Of Homeland Security Napolitano

One-on-One Meeting Emphasizes Flight Attendants’ Role as First Responders
Washington, DC – Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today engaged in a meaningful dialogue with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on several aviation security issues that directly affect the valuable role of Flight Attendants as first responders and the last line of defense on board the aircraft.

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Flight Attendant Union To Testify Before Senate On Alternate Screening, Carry On Bags and Federalized Security

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 21, Association of Flight Attendants International Vice President Sara Nelson will testify before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

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