Today is often recognized as the end of summer and its busy travel season, a return to school and a day to spend with family. This day is a celebration of you! It is a celebration of the American worker and what we contribute to the prosperity of our economy and the communities where we live and work. This is your day.
In the span of a single week, three airline tragedies have shaken the global aviation community. As Flight Attendants dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of safety and security in the aircraft cabin, many of us may be experiencing powerful emotions related to each of these tragic incidents.
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
Washington, DC – After months of intense pressure from a broad labor coalition, including the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) today denied an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International (NAI). AFA urges the DOT to close the door on NAI permanently by rejecting the foreign air carrier permit outright. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement: Read more
NMB Certifies Bargaining Representative for Combined 24,000 Flight Attendant Workgroup
Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants issued the following statement today after the National Mediation Board (NMB) finalized the US Airways/American Airlines single carrier certification process for purposes of Flight Attendant representation:
“Earlier this year, US Airways Flight Attendants secured a voice in the world’s largest airline by mapping out a path where our over 65 years of bargaining experience at the world’s largest Flight Attendant union would help set the stage for the best possible results. We continue to proudly stand in solidarity with our flying partners at American Airlines to negotiate a contract that allows Flight Attendants to benefit from the merger. Read more
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today celebrates the 69th anniversary of its formation. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement:
“AFA is where it all began. On this day sixty-nine years ago, Edith Lauterbach and fellow United Flight Attendants Ada Brown Greenfield, Francis Hall, Sally Thometz and Sally Watt Keenan were successful in organizing the first union of Flight Attendants, the foundation from which we have achieved amazing victories for equality, workplace health and safety and contracts that define our work as aviation's first responders. Read mor