Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on Transportation Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2021) — The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security will hold a hearing entitled, “On the Frontlines in Turbulent Times: Workforce Perspectives on the State of Transportation Security” at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. AFA President Sara Nelson will testify.

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AFA Statement on FAA Referrals of Violent Passengers to DOJ

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 4, 2021) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday it has referred more than three dozen unruly passengers to the FBI for potential criminal prosecution amid a sharp rise in onboard incidents.

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AFA Applauds DOJ Action to Charge Violent Passenger, Pushes for More Action

WASHINGTON, DC (November 1, 2021) — On Monday, the Justice Department announced that a California man has been charged with interference with a flight crew and assault within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, following an incident last week. Association of Flight Attendant-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Airline Union Leaders Applaud Illinois Legislature for Supporting Aviation Worker Sick Leave



Springfield, IL (October 28, 2021) — Following the Illinois House vote to extend the Illinois Sick Leave Act protections to aviation workers, airline workers presidents of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the Communications Workers of America, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, and the Air Line Pilots Association issued the following statements.

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Flight Attendants at American Eagle Carrier Piedmont Vote to Strike

Flight Attendants at American Eagle Carrier Piedmont Vote to Strike

Flight Attendants voted to authorize strike after company offer that would leave them earning less under new contract

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2021) —Flight Attendants at American Eagle carrier Piedmont overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, with 100% in support of authorizing the strike.

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10 Hours Rest Implementation Moves After Years of Obstruction

10 Hours Rest Implementation Moves After Years of Obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 21, 2021) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule requiring 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants between duty days. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less.  Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on Unruly Passengers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 21, 2021) — The U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing titled, “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports,” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 23 2021. AFA President Sara Nelson testified. 

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Biden Administration Announces Plans to Open International Travel with Strict Procedures

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2021) — Following the Biden administration's announcement requiring all international travelers coming into the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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American Eagle Carrier Piedmont Flight Attendants Will Vote on Strike

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2021) — Piedmont Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are gearing up for a strike vote after mounting frustrations in mediated negotiations. Strike vote ballots will be sent to the almost 300 Flight Attendants later this month, with a vote count scheduled for October 21, 2021.

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AFA Statement on Expected Mask Mandate Extension through January

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2021) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines, released the following statement on TSA's expected extension of the mask mandate:

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