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April 19, 2014
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New OSHA Protections Begin March 26

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.

Act Now: Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs

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.

Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund

The Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university.

Do You Wear Your AFA Pin?

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.

Take Action: Tell Congress To Uphold the Ban on In-flight Cell Phone Use

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.

Flight Attendant Union and ITF Call For Thorough Investigation Of Norwegian Air International

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 »

US Airways Express Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

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 »

Flight Attendant Union Promotes Bill For Permanent Ban On Knives In The Aircraft Cabin

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 »

Flight Attendant Union Blasts Supreme Court's Decision To Lift Campaign Contribution Limits

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 »

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