Flight Attendants At US Airways Reach Tentative Agreement For Merged Contract

If Ratified, Contract Unites 6,700 US Airways & Former America West Flight Attendants

Phoenix – Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) union negotiators representing Flight Attendants working for the merged US Airways and former America West Airlines announced agreement on a single, combined contract late last night.  The AFA presidents of each pre-merger airline, Mike Flores, representing pre-merger US Airways Flight Attendants and Deborah Volpe, representing pre-merger America West Flight Attendants, issued the following joint statement:

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One Week To Go – Delta Connection Carrier Compass Flight Attendants Carefully Weigh Vote For First Contract

Washington, DC – With one week to go before voting closes on a tentative agreement, Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are thoughtfully deciding whether to ratify a first contract. Compass is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection Carrier.

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US Airways Express Flight Attendants Move To Strike If Management Fails To Negotiate Contract

PSA Airlines Flight Attendants Request NMB to Declare Negotiations Impasse

Washington, DC – Following a week of fruitless negotiations with PSA Airlines management, Flight Attendants at the airline, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), initiated a process that could lead to a strike if management fails to negotiate a new agreement. Today, AFA requested the National Mediation Board (NMB) declare that negotiations are at an impasse and offer a proffer of arbitration which could lead to a 30-day cooling-off period and strike deadline. PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.

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NMB To Move Forward With Process To Dismiss Machinist Charges In Flight Attendant Election

Washington DC - Today the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced it will begin its own investigation into the charges filed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) alleging election interference against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) and United Airlines.  AFA encourages a swift investigation and resolution to this issue.

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Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement With United Airlines

Washington, DC - United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), successfully reached a tentative agreement with management today for 15,000 pre-merger United Flight Attendants.  The agreement was reached with oversight from the National Mediation Board (NMB) through expedited mediation with airline management.

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After Union Election, Flight Attendants Vow To Protect Careers At New ExpressJet

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) encourages crewmembers to unify at the new ExpressJet following the election results announced by the National Mediation Board today. The election included approximately 1000 Flight Attendants represented by AFA and approximately 1200 Flight Attendants represented by the Machinists. AFA received 666 votes while the Machinists’ union received 1065 and 26 voted for no union.

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Flight Attendant Union Welcomes Court Ruling That Upholds Democratic Elections For Aviation Workers

Calls on Congress to Scrap Anti-Worker Labor Provision in FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) decision to stop assigning “no” votes to workers who do not participate in union elections:

“This decision confirms that the National Mediation Board has full and absolute authority to bring democracy to union elections in their jurisdiction. We urge Congress to move forward with a clean, long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Flight Attendant Union Protects American Eagle Flight Attendant Jobs

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) this week was successful in securing contractual voluntary leave options for American Eagle Flight Attendants who wish take time away from work. This voluntary furlough program was announced after American Eagle management announced plans to shutter a portion of the operation, displacing over 100 Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendants Union Backs American Airlines Agents' Efforts To Acheive A Voice At Work

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement of support after the Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed for a representation election for the nearly 10,000 passenger service agents at American Airlines:

“We applaud the determination of American agents to protect their futures through strong union representation. By joining the nearly one million member-strong CWA, American Airlines passenger service agents are taking the right step in preserving their careers.

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Flight Attendant Union Wins Seniority Protections For Flight Attendants

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) won a ground-breaking legal victory this week when the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago strongly affirmed AFA’s position that the McCaskill-Bond guarantee of fair and equitable seniority protection applies for all those affected by airline mergers.

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