Flight Attendants' Rights Protected - NMB Calls For Union Election At Pinnacle

Mesaba/Pinnacle/Colgan Flight Attendants Get Chance to Vote for the Flight Attendant Union
Washington, DC – The National Mediation Board (NMB) today declared that the Pinnacle/Mesaba/Colgan merger has created a single carrier for representation of over 1,300 Flight Attendants. Over 600 Flight Attendants at Mesaba are currently represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).

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Flight Attendant Union Prepared To Protect Mesaba Flight Attendants Through Airline Bankruptcy

Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after Pinnacle Airlines, which merged with Mesaba Airlines in January, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization:

“As the certified representative for Mesaba Flight Attendants, AFA will use its standing to participate in the bankruptcy process and ensure that the Flight Attendants’ rights are protected throughout Pinnacle’s restructuring.

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Flight Attendant Union To US Airways: Sacrifices Must Be Recognized

Washington, DC – Flight Attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), from each of the pre-merger airlines, US Airways and former America West, voted against a tentative agreement offered by US Airways management. Ninety percent of the over 6,700 combined Flight Attendants participated in the voting process.

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PSA Flight Attendants Ratify Contract

Washington, DC – PSA Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a five-year agreement that includes pay increases and quality of life enhancements for the over 300 Flight Attendants. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways Group, Inc. and operates as a US Airways Express carrier.

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Flight Attendant Union Advocates For Commitment To Puerto Rico

Washington, DC – American Eagle Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today issued the following statement from AFA President Robert Barrow after recent reports regarding the future of the San Juan base:

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Flight Attendant Union Pushing Back On Outrageous Chapter 11 Demands By American Eagle Management

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at American Eagle, representing over 1,800 Flight Attendants at the airline, is prepared to push back on overreaching, outrageous contract cuts presented today by management. AFA American Eagle President Robert Barrow issued the following statement after management presented its laundry list of cuts to compensation, benefits, work rules and quality of life:

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AFA International President Discusses Aviation Security With Secretary Of Homeland Security Napolitano

One-on-One Meeting Emphasizes Flight Attendants’ Role as First Responders
Washington, DC – Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook today engaged in a meaningful dialogue with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on several aviation security issues that directly affect the valuable role of Flight Attendants as first responders and the last line of defense on board the aircraft.

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Flight Attendant Union To Testify Before Senate On Alternate Screening, Carry On Bags and Federalized Security

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 21, Association of Flight Attendants International Vice President Sara Nelson will testify before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

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Spirit Flight Attendants Prepared To Strike If Necessary

Flight Attendants Petition Management and Ask NMB to Define Negotiations End Date
Washington, DC – Spirit Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), fed up with management delays and regressive proposals, officially requested a process that would encourage reaching an agreement or a strike deadline.  On Friday, AFA asked the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare that negotiations are at an impasse and requested a proffer of arbitration.  This step is required prior to setting a 30-day cooling-off period, the time during which intense negotiations typically take place and lead to an agreement or a strike.

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Flight Attendants At Hawaiian Reach Tentative Agreement

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) at Hawaiian Airlines today announced a tentative agreement with management. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB) utilizing a “Facilitated Problem Solving” approach to negotiations. While the NMB’s facilitation ended prior to an agreement being reached, its services enabled the parties to close out the remaining issues without direct involvement by the NMB.

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