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
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.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong labor protections outlined in the U.S.-E.U. Air Transport Agreement (ATA) known as Open Skies. Read more
Washington, DC - Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with management on a new contract that includes immediate economic improvements, as well as protection of industry-leading healthcare and key quality of life provisions. The agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB), would cover the nearly 1,400 Flight Attendants and more as the airline continues to grow. Read more
Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today rejected new contract terms that would replace the equity and profit sharing portion of the current agreement. AFA has been in discussions with management over equity and profit sharing since prior to the purchase of the airline by Indigo Partners in December 2013. Read more
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