U.S.-based Norwegian Air Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2020) — U.S.-based Norwegian Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), have a tentative agreement for a first contract covering over 500 Flight Attendants.

“We are excited to have a tentative agreement for our members to vote on which provides necessary improvements,” stated Valentin Lorien, AFA president at Norwegian Air. “We worked really hard for this day and I’m proud to stand with cabin crew around the world to raise the standards of our careers.”

The two year agreement provides immediate pay raises and defined schedule and work rules.

“Norwegian Flight Attendants stuck together to lock in their union and achieve this first contract pending ratification,” said Sara Nelson, AFA International President. “They stuck together and their management responded. They won not only improvements at work, but also the respect of those they faced in negotiations. Having their union and a means to speak up together changed everything.”

Norwegian Air is Norway’s largest airline. Norwegian's flights are operated by itself as well as fully owned subsidiaries. The airline has three cabin crew bases in the U.S. at JFK, FLL, and LAX with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Norwegian operates daily flights to Europe from the U.S.


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, (AFA) AFL-CIO represents 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines. AFA is the union that has advanced the Flight Attendant profession for 74 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 www.afacwa.org.

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