World's Largest Flight Attendant Union Acknowledges 10th Anniversary of TSA

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today issued the following statement on the upcoming tenth anniversary of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA):

“Since the tragic events of September 11th, Flight Attendants go to work with an even greater sense of responsibility.  We know that not only are we first responders to emergencies affecting the health and safety of our passengers and other crewmembers, we are also the last line of defense in aviation security.

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Flight Attendant Union Offers Top Five Holiday Travel Tips

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, offered five important tips on making air travel as safe as possible in preparation for the holidays. Airports and airplanes can be stressful environments, and your flight can start your holiday travels safely and securely when these guidelines are followed. In addition to helping crewmembers aboard your flight, these simple tips can ease the strain on passengers, children, and fellow travelers.

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Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet Flight Attendants Ready To Vote For the Association of Flight Attendants

National Mediation Board Announces Dates for Union Election
 
Washington, DC – The National Mediation Board (NMB) today announced the voting schedule for Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet Flight Attendants to determine union representation. Balloting instructions will be sent to the over 2,300 Flight Attendants on November 30 and voting will close December 21, 2011. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) already represents approximately 1,200 Flight Attendants at Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

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Flight Attendants Take Part In Inaugural Launch Of Biofuel Flights

AFA Participates in First of Many Cross-Country Flights with Biofuel Mix

Washington, DC –The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, applauded Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and United/Continental this week as all three airlines launched commercial flights fueled by a mix of alternative biofuels. AFA leaders were selected to take part in today's first biofuel flight on Alaska Airlines from Seattle to Washington, DC.

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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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