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November 29, 2015
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Hidden in Plane Sight

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON OUR PLANES. AFA-CWA has launched a massive campaign to take real action against Human Trafficking – we call on the aviation industry to join forces to abolish human trafficking on our planes. 

Contaminated Cabin Air

Numerous Air Safety Agencies have called for contaminated air detection systems to be fitted to commercial aircraft to prevent flight safety being compromised and to warn when their air is contaminated. The industry has ignored these calls and continues to fail to inform passengers when they have been exposed to contaminated air on aircraft.

Say NO to Fast Track

Watch this video to learn about why we are calling for union-wide action to tell Congress to Vote NO to Fast Track for the TPP.

DOT Should Reject NAI's Foreign Air Carrier Application

The Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon decide whether or not to grant controversial low-cost airline Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the U.S. NAI is seeking to establish a "flag of convenience" model in transatlantic aviation, just as has been done in merchant shipping since the 1950s.

Stop Human Trafficking

Last year the highest governing body of our union, the AFA Board of Directors, unanimously passed a resolution committing to educate members on ways to end human trafficking.

World’s Largest Flight Attendant Union Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Support of Marriage Equality

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) applauds today's Supreme Court’s historic ruling. AFA’s International President Sara Nelson issued a statement:

"Today is a monumental day for women and men across the country who have entered into the institution of marriage but struggled for equal treatment under the law. The Supreme Court agrees with a majority of Americans that we must put an end to this shameful discrimination. Read more

Flight Attendant Union Fights for Cabin Air Quality 

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) president at Alaska Airlines, Jeffrey Peterson, released a statement today following news of a cabin air quality lawsuit filed by Alaska Flight Attendants: Read more

Flight Attendants and Lawmakers Call Attention to DOT/DHS Initiative to End Human Trafficking

Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of the Blue Lightning Initiative launched by the Department of Transportation and Department of Homeland Security and managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Blue Lightning Initiative enlists workers in all modes of transportation to take part in a national effort to uncover modern day slavery, bring victims to safety, and apprehend offenders. Read more

World’s Largest Flight Attendant Union Leads Charge against Human Trafficking on Airplanes

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) calls on the aviation industry to join forces to abolish human trafficking on our planes. The union is raising awareness and calling for mandatory training for all Flight Attendants to recognize and report human trafficking. Read more

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