April 28, 2016
Dear AFA-CWA Members:
Today, pause to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day.
In 1970, the AFL-CIO declared April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have died on the job and redoubling our efforts to maintain and promote safety at work.
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.
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.
Obama Administration Must Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2016) —Members of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers will converge in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs. Read more »
Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2016) – Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today voted to accept a new contract with significant improvements for the more than 2,200 Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. Read more »
Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of H.R. 5090 that would ensure enforcement of the labor provisions in the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement. The legislation is led by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), chairman of the Aviation subcommittee; Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), ranking member of the Aviation subcommittee; and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)Read more »