Enforcement of new protections in the aircraft cabin begins on March 26, 2014, six months after the FAA freed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to regulate the safety and health of crewmembers working on aircraft in operation.
NAFTA on steroids. The biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of. Flags of Convenience. If these labels sound familiar, you’ve been paying attention: U.S. aviation workers are about to take a one-two punch -- unless we take action now.
Why should you wear your AFA pin at work? While it may seem trivial at first, taking the time to ensure your pin is a regular part of your uniform speaks volumes by sending a visible message of unity amongst our workgroup.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reconsidering the decades-long ban on in-flight use of cell phones. This would not only compromise Flight Attendants’ ability to maintain order in an emergency, and to perform safety checks and demonstrations, the ill-advised change is opposed by the vast majority of passengers.
Washington, DC – At a recent meeting of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, introduced a resolution calling for a full investigation of Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) labor standards and business practices. The initiative, which was adopted by the ITF, called upon the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others, to seek additional information about NAI’s labor plans in order to protect airline labor from the adverse consequences of circumventing international labor laws. Read more »
Washington, DC – Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted in favor of a new contract that includes pay increases and work rule improvements for the nearly 200 regional Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB). Read more »
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today pledged unyielding support for a new bill that would place a permanent ban on knives in the passenger cabin. The bi-partisan bill, H.R. 4368, was introduced by Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), David Joyce (R-OH), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL). It serves as companion legislation to Senate bill S. 1008. AFA issued the following statement, commending the lawmakers who are taking sound action for aviation security and refusing to forget why there is a ban on knives in the passenger cabin. Read more »
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA), the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, issued the following statement today blasting the Supreme Court’s decision to lift total spending limits on political campaigns. Read more »