Partial Shutdown of FAA Caused by Republican Lawmakers' Assault on Workers' Rights

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook issued the following statement today after House Republicans triggered a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

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Flight Attendant Union Urges Congress To Pass Vital FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today urged Capitol Hill lawmakers to act on a long overdue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill before it expires on Friday, July 22. After numerous extensions that have delayed critical funding and vital programs for aviation, Republican lawmakers added a provision that attacks workers’ democratic rights.  The labor provision is holding up critical infrastructure maintenance and safety provisions as these lawmakers have been unwilling to negotiate on a comprehensive reauthorization without the undemocratic provision.

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Flight Attendant Unions Back TSA Multi-Layered Approach To Security Screening

Washington, DC – Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants in the United States, issued support of recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcements emphasizing the importance of risk-based security screenings. Veda Shook, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President; Laura Glading, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) President; and Thom McDaniel, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556 President today issued the following statement:

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IAM Challenges Vote for the Association of Flight Attendants at United Airlines

Today the International Association of Machinists (IAM) has filed charges against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) alleging violations of the National Mediation Board (NMB) rules, policies and procedures by AFA and United Airlines.  The allegations were filed following a more than 2,000 vote margin in favor of the Association of Flight Attendants.  AFA International President Veda Shook issued the following statement today:

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Flight Attendants at New United Airlines Unify In World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

Association of Flight Attendants Elected to Represent Nearly 25,000 Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants from United, Continental and Continental Micronesia airlines today elected the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) to be their union at the new United.  The merger brings new opportunities and the conclusion of this election sets the stage for Flight Attendants to unify and become full participants in the benefits of the merger.

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds TSO Decision to Join AFGE

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today issued the following statement of support for the nation's Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) in their selecting union representation with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE):

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Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants File For Mediation

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Flight Attendants at Air Wisconsin Airlines, filed a joint petition with management to the National Mediation Board (NMB) requesting mediation in contract negotiations. Air Wisconsin, the largest privately held regional airline in the United States, operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union To Unify Mesaba and Colgan Flight Attendants

AFA Files for Single Carrier Determination with National Mediation Board

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that the Mesaba Airlines/Colgan Air merger has created a single carrier, triggering a union representation election for the combined group of nearly 1000 Flight Attendants. Over 600 Flight Attendants at Mesaba Airlines are represented by AFA.

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NMB: Agrees With Flight Attendant Union – Delta Election Merits Investigation

WASHINGTON – The National Mediation Board has agreed with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) that substantive evidence exists that Delta Air Lines interfered with a representation election of Delta Flight Attendants last year. AFA had filed charges of interference on behalf of Delta Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union and FAA Partner On Passenger Safety

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt kicked off the summer travel season today with some helpful tips to educate passengers on how to make air travel as safe as possible.

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