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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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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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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One Week To Go – Delta Connection Carrier Compass Flight Attendants Carefully Weigh Vote For First Contract

Washington, DC – With one week to go before voting closes on a tentative agreement, Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are thoughtfully deciding whether to ratify a first contract. Compass is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection Carrier.

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Flight Attendants At US Airways Reach Tentative Agreement For Merged Contract

If Ratified, Contract Unites 6,700 US Airways & Former America West Flight Attendants

Phoenix – Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) union negotiators representing Flight Attendants working for the merged US Airways and former America West Airlines announced agreement on a single, combined contract late last night.  The AFA presidents of each pre-merger airline, Mike Flores, representing pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants and Deborah Volpe, representing pre-merger America West Flight Attendants, issued the following joint statement:

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US Airways Express Flight Attendants Move To Strike If Management Fails To Negotiate Contract

PSA Airlines Flight Attendants Request NMB to Declare Negotiations Impasse

Washington, DC – Following a week of fruitless negotiations with PSA Airlines management, Flight Attendants at the airline, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), initiated a process that could lead to a strike if management fails to negotiate a new agreement. Today, AFA requested the National Mediation Board (NMB) declare that negotiations are at an impasse and offer a proffer of arbitration which could lead to a 30-day cooling-off period and strike deadline. PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

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NMB To Move Forward With Process To Dismiss Machinist Charges In Flight Attendant Election

Washington DC - Today the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced it will begin its own investigation into the charges filed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) alleging election interference against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) and United Airlines.  AFA encourages a swift investigation and resolution to this issue.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement With United Airlines

Washington, DC - United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), successfully reached a tentative agreement with management today for 15,000 pre-merger United Flight Attendants.  The agreement was reached with oversight from the National Mediation Board (NMB) through expedited mediation with airline management.

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After Union Election, Flight Attendants Vow To Protect Careers At New ExpressJet

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) encourages crewmembers to unify at the new ExpressJet following the election results announced by the National Mediation Board today. The election included approximately 1000 Flight Attendants represented by AFA and approximately 1200 Flight Attendants represented by the Machinists. AFA received 666 votes while the Machinists’ union received 1065 and 26 voted for no union.

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Flight Attendant Union Welcomes Court Ruling That Upholds Democratic Elections For Aviation Workers

Calls on Congress to Scrap Anti-Worker Labor Provision in FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) decision to stop assigning “no” votes to workers who do not participate in union elections:

“This decision confirms that the National Mediation Board has full and absolute authority to bring democracy to union elections in their jurisdiction. We urge Congress to move forward with a clean, long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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