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.
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) and United Airlines today announced a one-time opportunity for Flight Attendants to voluntarily separate from the company with a payment up to $100,000. The Enhanced Early Out Program, announced in a joint letter from AFA Presidents Ken Diaz, Suzanne Hendricks and Marcus Valentino and management, is intended to resolve staffing issues at the airline and promote a landscape that supports the expedited negotiations underway for a joint contract. AFA issued the following comments on the unprecedented early out benefits for Flight Attendants: Read more
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the 13th year since the September 11, 2001 attacks changed the country and the Flight Attendant profession forever:
“On September 11, 2001, twenty-five Flight Attendants took action as first responders in a war we didn’t know we were fighting. These heroes were among the first to relay the intelligence that alerted our country and our flying partners in flight 93, who in turn sacrificed their own lives to save countless others on the ground. Read more
Washington, DC – Flight Attendant leaders from Envoy Air, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after AAG management announced plans to transfer Envoy’s fleet of 47 CRJ aircraft beginning Spring 2015:
“Rather than investing in the future of an already proven company, AAG management continues to exploit the regional industry through their ‘race to the bottom’ mentality. It is a sad reality that AAG management continues to dismiss and disrespect the very people who make AAG successful. Read more
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