AFA-CWA Adds Full Support to Frontier/Spirit Airlines Merger After Reaching Transition Agreement with Holding Company

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier and Spirit Attendants, reached a deal with Frontier Holdings for a Merger Transition Agreement with job, seniority, and contract protections affirmed for Spirit and Frontier Flight Attendants. The agreement was unanimously approved by the directly elected Flight Attendant AFA-CWA leaders at each respective airline.

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Flight Attendant Union Re-Elects Sara Nelson as President, Two New Officers in Historic Election

Las Vegas, NV (May 16, 2022) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) directly-elected leaders from 17 airlines today re-elected Sara Nelson as International President by acclamation to serve the new four year term. Keturah Johnson was elected as International Vice President and Dante Harris as International Secretary-Treasurer, both for first terms.

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Flight Attendants Condemn Attacks on Our Rights

WASHINGTON, DC (May 3, 2022) — Yesterday, POLITICO reported the Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court. The Court confirmed its authenticity on Tuesday. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

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Mask Mandate No Longer in Effect

UPDATE 6:20pm ET, April 18, 2022

The CDC and TSA the federal mask mandate is no longer in effect after today's court ruling. 

From the CDC: "The agencies are reviewing the decision and assessing potential next steps. In the meantime, today's court decision means CDC's public transportation masking order is not in effect at this time. Therefore. TSA will not enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs at this time. CDC recommends that people continue to wear masks in indoor public transportation settings."

Flight Attendants need to look for communication from your airline on what the new policy is and how to communicate that to passengers. We need to do everything we can to help our airlines be clear with Flight Attendants and passengers as it relates to the mask mandate ending. And of course, we will ensure Flight Attendants retain personal options to protect themselves during the ongoing pandemic. The CDC continues to recommend wearing masks.

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Flight Attendants Secure AFA-CWA Union Representation at Avelo Airlines

Washington, DC (April 13, 2022) — Today, six months after Avelo Flight Attendants filed for an election with super majority support, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that they have voted to form a union with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.

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Spirit Flight Attendants to Picket at Orlando Airport After Contract Violations and Mass Cancellations Stranded Flight Attendants

ORLANDO - On Monday, April 11th, Spirit Airlines flight attendants, who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will be picketing outside of Orlando International Airport (MCO) to demand Spirit Airlines acknowledge the concerns of flight crew and stop violating the flight attendants' contract.

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Flight Attendants Cheer Introduction of Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

Violent offenders convicted of assaulting flight crew could be placed on a commercial no-fly list

Washington, DC (April 6, 2022) — Disruptive passengers remain a threat to Flight Attendants, Passenger Service Agents and passengers onboard. Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) introduced the bicameral Protection from Abusive Passengers Act to improve aviation safety, reduce violent inflight incidents, and hold passengers accountable.

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Flight Attendants Cheer the Cabin Air Safety Act to Stop Toxic Fumes in the Cabin

WASHINGTON — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) are extremely grateful to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA), along with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and U.S. Representatives Brian K. Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Kaiali'I Kahele (D-HI), and Don Bacon (R-NE), who introduced the updated Cabin Air Safety Act of 2022.

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Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants Organize for an Election to Join the Flight Attendant Union

Union Cards Submitted to Federal Agency on March 17

Washington, DC (March 17, 2022) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), on behalf of Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants, filed on Thursday for a union representation election. Eastern Flight Attendants demonstrated overwhelming support for AFA with signed authorization cards asking for an election. Now they eagerly await the National Mediation Board (NMB) to call for an election.

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Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Washington, DC (March 2, 2022) — Piedmont Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify a new contract. The four year agreement provides substantial wage increases, a signing bonus, no cuts to their high-quality healthcare program, and meaningful work rule improvements, for 300 Piedmont Flight Attendants.

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