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Lynx Aviation Flight Attendants Join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

January 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A majority of Lynx Aviation flight attendants voted today to have the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) serve as their bargaining representative. The vote, counted by the National Mediation Board (NMB), showed 55 of the 87 eligible Lynx flight attendants electing AFA-CWA. Due to the high participation rate, the vote exceeded the NMB’s archaic rule that over half of the work group must participate in order for the election to be valid.

“We are excited to welcome our Lynx sisters and brothers to the AFA-CWA family,” said Patricia Friend, AFA-CWA International President. “Today, Lynx flight attendants stood together and made their voices heard despite outdated NMB rules and management’s anti-union tactics. We applaud their determination to shape the future of their careers by joining AFA-CWA.”

AFA-CWA filed a petition for election with the NMB after a strong majority of Lynx’s flight attendants signed representational cards earlier this year. Lynx Aviation is a regional carrier for Frontier Airlines and often has the moniker of Frontier Express.

Last week, AFA-CWA was also elected the bargaining representative for the over 150 flight attendants at Ryan International.

For over 60 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been serving as the voice for flight attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. More than 55,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines come together to form AFA-CWA, the world’s largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afanet.org.

SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO


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