AFA Supports the Cabin Air Safety Act to Stop Toxic Fumes in the Cabin

July 25, 2017 — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) who introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act, legislation to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air. 

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Flight Attendants Disgusted, but Not Surprised by Qatar Airways' Attack on Women

AFA Calls on Leaders of Aviation to 'Stand with US'

Washington, DC (July 10, 2017) — Remarks by Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al Baker, posted online, exposed the airline's discriminatory practices and war on women as he called American carriers "crap," U.S. Flight Attendants "grandmothers," and boasted "his" Qatar cabin crew were an average age of 26. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson stated the following on behalf of the union's 50,000 Flight Attendant members at 20 airlines:

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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Senator Cantwell for Championing Equal Rest for Flight Attendants

AFA Statement on Senate Markup of FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC (June 29, 2017)  — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill (S.1405) as it moves out of the Commerce Committee to the full Senate:

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Flight Attendant Union Champions Clean Air for Passengers and Crew, Applauds Lawmaker Action

Washington, DC (June 28, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) praises Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) amendment to the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill (S.1405) with support from Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). The amendment calls for fume event training for flight crewmembers, improves contaminated air reporting requirements, and add sensors to air systems on commercial aircraft. 

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Flight Attendants Praise Lawmaker Move to Maintain Good, Safe Aviation Jobs Through FAA Bill

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) praised Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) for moving forward the Flags of Convenience Don’t Fly Here Act (H.R. 2150) in the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act, H.R. 2997). The bill approved today by the committee advances priority safety and job protections for Flight Attendants.

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Flight Attendant Union Protests Mesa Airlines Headquarters in Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona (June 23, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) leaders from 20 airlines will protest outside Mesa Airlines headquarters on Friday, June 23, 2017 in solidarity with Mesa Flight Attendants' fight for a fair contract.

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Flight Attendant Union Urges NYC Pride Parade to Return to Inclusion

Washington, DC (June 23, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) called on the Heritage of Pride, organizers of the NYC Pride Parade, to allow all airline employees to participate in the parade with pride in self and the advancements they've made where they work. Heritage of Pride’s exclusive corporate sponsorship contracts prohibit all but one airline from "showing pride" in the NYC Pride parade.

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Flight Attendants Cheer Inclusion of Top Safety Initiative in House FAA Bill

Washington, DC (June 22, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) cheered Chairman Shuster’s introduction of H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, that includes the union’s top safety priority of 10 hours minimum rest for Flight Attendants - equal to the flight deck - and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP).

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Uniform Issues Persist at American Airlines Carriers

Washington, DC (June 19, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) renews demand for a full recall of American Airlines Flight Attendant uniforms alongside recent news reports that management is moving on a new uniform for pilots.

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U.S. Travel Association Working Against American Families, Flight Attendants Call for Transparency

Washington, DC (June 7, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today issued the following statement after a report that the U.S. Travel Association may have failed to respect U.S. law and disclose that its political activities on behalf of Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways are funded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government.

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