Labor Movement Calls Out Inequity of Pay and Benefits for American, Delta, and United Airline Workers on Regional Jets

Washington, DC — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is rallying Thursday, November 15, at the House of Labor to build support for Flight Attendant contract negotiations at Air Wisconsin Airlines, Endeavor Air, and PSA Airlines. Flight Attendants working at these regional airlines welcome passengers flying with United, Delta, and American.

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United Express Flight Attendants Authorize a Strike

Washington, D.C. (November 8, 2018) — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 99 percent to authorize a strike. Air Wisconsin provides regional air service for United Airlines.

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United, Last Hold Out on Staffing and Service Reductions for Long-Haul Flights, Falls to Delta and American Levels

Washington, DC (November 6, 2018) —  The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, including United, is calling out an industry that has succumbed to pressures from Wall Street to cut service for passengers and reduced Flight Attendant staffing. United on Monday announced it will reduce service by pre-plating meals on the ground and eliminate a Flight Attendant position on certain international widebody flights beginning February 2019, to “align” with staffing levels at American and Delta. 

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Miami Air Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

The charter airline flies major NHL, NBA, NFL sports teams

Washington, DC (October 12, 2018) — Miami Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted 93 percent to ratify a new contract. The 5-year agreement provides immediate pay raises and per diem, and improved work rules for over 100 Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendants Cheer 10 Hours Rest, No Calls or Knives on Planes, Air Quality Initiative, and Numerous Other Safety Priorities in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (October 3, 2018) — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant safety priorities including forever banning knives on planes, no voice calls on planes, and extending the smoking ban to e-cigarettes. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:

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Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Picket CAE Base Opening

Flight Attendants Push for a Fair Contract

Columbia, SC — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), picketed at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) today to push for a fair contract. Air Wisconsin opened a Crew base at CAE on Monday as part of a regional air service contract for United Airlines.

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Flight Attendant Union's Top Safety Priority for Improved Rest Included in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (September 22, 2018) — The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the announcement of a bicameral FAA Reauthorization Bill ready for approval prior to the September 30, 2018 deadline. The bill includes the union’s top safety priority for 10 hours minimum rest, equal with the flight deck, among other AFA safety priorities. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:

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Labor Unrest at Frontier: Flight Attendants Picket at McCarran International Airport

LAS VEGAS (September 21, 2018) — Frontier Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will picket for a fair contract Friday, September 21, at McCarran International Airport (LAS) as they prepare to take a strike vote next month.

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Flight Attendants Picket for Living Wage

Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Push for a Fair Contract

Chicago — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will picket at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on Friday to push for a fair contract. Air Wisconsin secured a long-term contract to provide regional air service for United Airlines this year.

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Emotional Support Animals Negatively Affecting Air Travel

Flight Attendant Union Calls on DOT to Take Action

September 13, 2018 — A new national survey of flight attendants released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) found that over 98% of all respondents had worked a flight with at least one emotional support animal onboard in the last 24 months.

AFA has called on the Department of Transportation to take action to limit abuse of the ‘emotional support animal’ designation in the system. Eighty-two percent of all responding flight attendants strongly believe a consistent policy throughout the airline industry is needed to define requirements while supporting passengers with disabilities and veterans.

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