Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet Flight Attendants to Vote For World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

NMB Agrees with AFA - Declares New ‘Super Regional’ Ready for Union Election

Washington, DC – The National Mediation Board (NMB) today granted the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) request to declare that the Atlantic Southeast/ExpressJet merger has created a single transportation system for the purpose of Flight Attendant representation.  Over 2,300 Flight Attendants will soon vote for their union representation at the combined airline.

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Omni Flight Attendants Join World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

Washington, DC – Omni Flight Attendants voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by a margin of 84 percent. In a union representation election that concluded today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that out of 284 votes cast, 237 elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative.

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Flight Attendants At Spirit Airlines Vote To Authorize Strike

Washington, DC –Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), overwhelmingly authorized a strike should management fail to reach an agreement with Flight Attendants.  In a strike vote that concluded today, 98.4 percent of Spirit Flight Attendants voted to authorize a strike, if necessary.

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Occupy Wall Street Movement Supported By Association of Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook issued the following statement after AFA leadership applauded the Occupy Wall Street movement:

“As the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, we stand beside our sisters and brothers who are participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement in cities across the country on behalf of workers and middle class America.

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Omni Flight Attendants Excited To Move Forward With World's Largest Flight Attendant Union

Washington, DC – An election for union representation begins today for the nearly 400 Flight Attendants at Omni Air International.  Omni Flight Attendants, who requested an election in August, are eager to have a voice at work and advance their careers with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). Voting instructions were mailed by the National Mediation Board (NMB) today and results will be announced on Tuesday, October 25.

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Flight Attendant Union Honors Visionary Women For Overcoming Social Injustice Portrayed in 'Pan Am' Drama

Fictional Glamour Is a Far Cry from Reality for Aviation’s First Responders

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, recognizes the season premiere of Pan Am as a reminder of the extraordinary accomplishments of Flight Attendants at the forefront of the jet age, and one step ahead of the women's rights movement:
 
“The premiere episode of the new Pan Am drama on ABC may be a nostalgic escape to the days before deregulation, but it also highlighted the myriad of social injustices overcome by the strong women who shaped a new career.  Weight checks, girdle checks, the no marriage rule, sexism, gender discrimination, racism – all of this was challenged by intelligent, visionary women who helped to usher in the call for social change throughout the country and around the world.

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Flight Attendant Union Files For Mediation At Compass Airlines

Washington, DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today after negotiations with management recently stalled. Compass is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection Carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union Forms US Airways Labor Alliance

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants from US Airways, America West, Piedmont, PSA, Mesaba, Mesa and Air Wisconsin joined together this week to form the US Airways Flight Attendant Labor Alliance. The Alliance, formed by Flight Attendants who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) and work at carriers who transport US Airways passengers, was created to coordinate strategically on negotiations. The union leaders from each US Airways subsidiary and regional service provider issued the following statement on behalf of the 8,500 Flight Attendants they represent:

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PSA Airlines Flight Attendants Vote To Strike

Flight Attendants to Implement CHAOS™ If New Contract is Not Reached

Washington, DC – PSA Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today overwhelmingly authorized a strike should management fail to negotiate a new contract with terms that are fair to the PSA Flight Attendants. After mediated negotiations recently stalled over compensation, retirement, insurance and related issues, PSA Flight Attendants sent a loud and clear message to management that action will be taken if a new, improved agreement is not reached. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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FAA Reauthorization One Step Closer To Long-Term Funding

Flight Attendants’ Advocacy Helps Push FAA Reauthorization through U.S. House

Washington, DC – After putting members of the U.S. House of Representatives on speed dial for several weeks and conducting events at airports across the country, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of a four-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by the House:

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