AFA Statement on Disruptive Passengers Incidents This Weekend

Flight Attendants Achieve 10 Hours Rest with FAA Final Rule

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2022) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today finalized a rule requiring 10 hours minimum, non-reducible rest for Flight Attendants between duty days – finally implementing a 2018 law that will make aviation safer for over 100,000 Flight Attendants and the passengers in our care. The rule will increase the rest period to 10 irreducible hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, issued the following statement:

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United Flight Attendants to Picket Systemwide Over Operational Issues

AFA Statement on Violent Attack on American Airlines Flight 377

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An American Airlines flight attendant was physically assaulted by an unruly passenger on Wednesday. The incident happened on American Airlines Flight 377 with service from San José del Cabo, Mexico, to Los Angeles International Airport. Law enforcement met the flight at the gate and removed the unruly individual, according to a statement from American Airlines. Video posted on social media shows an individual approach a flight attendant toward the front of the plane and proceed to punch the flight attendant with an audible gasp from passengers who witnessed the incident.

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Unions: “No Stock Buybacks in Aviation Until Problems are Fixed”

Aviation Workers Launch Public Campaign Demanding Airlines Fix Operational Issues and Invest in People Before Diverting Resources in Stock Buybacks

Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2022) —Today, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing hundreds of thousands of aviation workers, launched a public campaign demanding that airlines pledge to stabilize the industry with reliable operations and good jobs before diverting any airline profits to Wall Street through stock buybacks.

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Norse Flight Attendants Officially Join AFA

NMB certifies AFA as Representative

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2022) — The National Mediation Board (NMB) this week certified by card check the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA as the union representative for Flight Attendants at Norse Atlantic Airways. Following certification, AFA-CWA released the following statement from International President Sara Nelson:

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AFA Statement on Spirit jetBlue Merger Announcement

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2022) — JetBlue and Spirit Airlines today announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive merger agreement. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, released the following statement on the proposed merger:

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Norse Atlantic Airways Flight Attendants File to Officially Join the Flight Attendant Union

Union Cards Submitted to Federal Agency on July 27

Washington, DC (July 27, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), on behalf of Norse Airlines Flight Attendants, filed on Tuesday for union representation. Norse Flight Attendants demonstrated unanimous support for AFA with signed authorization cards asking for certification of AFA as their union.

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Flight Attendants at Eastern Airlines Vote Overwhelmingly to Join AFA-CWA

Washington, DC — Flight Attendants at Eastern Airlines have overwhelmingly voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA in an election certified today by the National Mediation Board.

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Flight Attendants Condemn Dobbs Decision, Attack on Our Rights

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2022) — Today, the Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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