Flight Attendant Union Cheers Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, D.C (February 25, 2022) — Following reports that President Joe Biden plans to nominate federal appellate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson released the following statement: 

"In nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, President Biden makes good on two major campaign promises.

"As I wrote for the New York Times, 'America needs more judges who understand and support the rights of workers. For too long, the courts have sided with corporations over labor, fundamentally and perniciously reshaping American law, life and liberty.'

"AFA first noticed Judge Brown Jackson in AFGE v. Trump when she ruled in favor of federal workers, issuing an injunction to halt three Trump executive orders that gutted collective bargaining rights, due process, and union rights.

"Judge Brown Jackson has a long record of protecting the constitutional rights of workers and everyday people. We urge swift confirmation of this eminently qualified jurist."


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, (AFA) AFL-CIO represents nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines. AFA is the union that has advanced the Flight Attendant profession for 75 years, beating back discrimination and improving wages, benefits, working conditions, and aviation safety, health and security in the aircraft cabin. AFA also partners with the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at 

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