All you need to know about the new OSHA protections for Flight Attendants that began on March 26, 2014, is contained in a detailed booklet, The Rules Are Changing: How New OSHA Protections Will Affect You
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.
Twenty-five years after the tragic crash of United Airlines flight 232 claimed the lives of one infant, dozens of passengers and one fellow Flight Attendant, the Association of Flight Attendants –CWA (AFA) continues to advocate for the use of child safety seats for all children under the age of two:
“On July 19, 1989, the heroic actions of the Flight Attendants and crew onboard United flight 232 saved the lives of 184 passengers in one of the worst crashes in aviation history. Through their professionalism and dedication, our colleagues showed the world the crucial role Flight Attendants have onboard the aircraft each and every day. Read more
Washington, DC – Envoy Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement after American Airlines management announced the placement of 20 new Embraer 175 regional jets with an industry competitor. Read more »
Washington, DC – Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), recently announced a tentative agreement that would lock in pay, benefit and work rule improvements in exchange for the unpredictable return on equity and profit sharing. The tentative agreement includes benefits for the over 1,000 Flight Attendants, which would be implemented as mid-term contract improvements. AFA had been in discussions with management regarding changes to the Flight Attendant collective bargaining agreement prior to the purchase of the airline by Indigo Partners in December 2013.Read more
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the DeFazio/Westmoreland Amendment that ensures U.S. airlines and aviation crewmembers are afforded a level playing field for transatlantic flying. The bipartisan amendment attached to the 2015 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 4745), introduced by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Lynn Westmorland (R-GA), requires that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) follow the protocol contained in the U.S.-EU "Open Skies" agreement. Read more