Flight Attendants Mourn Death of Richard Trumka

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines, released the following statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka:

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Spirit Airlines Operational Issues Update #3

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 4,500 Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement on Spirit Airlines operational issues:

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Spirit Airlines Operational Issues Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 4,500 Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement on Spirit Airlines operational issues:

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Flight Attendant Union Calls on Frontier Airlines to Support Crews Immediately

UPDATE (4:30 PM ET, August 3, 2021) Suspensions have been removed. Instead the Flight Attendants have been pulled from duty with pay until the standard incident investigation is complete.

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AFA Statement on Spirit Airlines Operational Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 2, 2021) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing Spirit Flight Attendants, released the following statement:

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85 percent of Flight Attendants dealt with unruly passengers, nearly 1 in 5 experienced physical incidents in 2021

After new survey, Flight Attendants Union Calls on FAA, DOJ to take action, make “zero-tolerance” policy permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2021) — A new national survey of nearly 5,000 flight attendants released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) found that over 85 percent of all respondents had dealt with unruly passengers as air travel picked up in the first half of 2021. More than half (58%) had experienced at least five incidents this year. A shocking 17 percent reported experiencing a physical incident.

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AFA Statement on Crew Hotel and Transportation Issues

July 28, 2021 — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA released the following statement on Crew Hotel and Transportation Issues:

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AFA on United No Furlough Announcement: “The Payroll Support Program Worked”

Washington, DC (June 11, 2021) —Following United Airlines’ announcement that there will be no furloughs when the Payroll Support Program funding ends in September, 2021, AFA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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AFA Applauds Biden Admin’s Expansion of Workers’ Rights at TSA

Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2021) —Today, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas instructed TSA Administrator David Pekoske to issue new guidance expanding union rights for TSA employees and bringing their pay in line with other federal employees. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement following the announcement:

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Flight Attendant Union and Norse Atlantic Airways Reach Historic Pre-Hire Agreement with Neutrality and Contract Subject to Ratification by Future Crew

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 27, 2021) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) and Norse Atlantic Airways (Norse) have agreed to a pre-hire agreement for U.S.-based Flight Attendant jobs at the new low-cost, long-haul start up airline. Norse expects to create a minimum of 700 Flight Attendant jobs in the U.S. and agreed to union neutrality with joint application for certification by the National Mediation Board once the Flight Attendants demonstrate majority interest in representation with AFA. The full contract, subject to ratification after certification of the union, includes industry-leading starting pay and job protections, healthcare, and a 401k among other key benefits.

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