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2014-08-19 12:21:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-08-07 12:21:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2014-06-19 16:21:42

Open Letter Issued after Industry Competitor Receives New Aircraft Pledge from American Airlines WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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: "The hard working professionals across our company have made the American Eagle brand the...

2014-06-10 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the DeFazio/Westmoreland Amendment that ensures U.S. airlines and aviation crewmembers are afforded a level playing field for transatlantic flying. The bipartisan amendment attached to the 2015 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 4745), introduced by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and...

2014-06-02 16:20:21

Sara Nelson Takes Office as Int'l President of World's Largest Flight Attendant Union WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New leaders took the reins at the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today. Elected in April at AFA's annual convention, Sara Nelson became AFA International President, while Debora Sutor filled Sara's former position as International Vice President, and Kevin Creighan entered his third full term as International Secretary-Treasurer....

2014-05-23 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), was joined today by the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) as well as the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) in calling on the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI)....

2014-04-24 16:23:08

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As record breaking profits for the new American Airlines were announced earlier today, Flight Attendants represented by Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (US Airways) and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (American) together met with management to submit an opening proposal for a single contract covering the combined workgroup. Today's negotiations were part of an agreement ratified in February 2014 that outlined...

2014-04-09 16:21:50

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a recent meeting of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, introduced a resolution calling for a full investigation of Norwegian Air International's (NAI) labor standards and business practices. The initiative, which was adopted by the ITF, called upon the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others, to seek additional...

2014-04-02 16:21:04

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today pledged unyielding support for a new bill that would place a permanent ban on knives in the passenger cabin. The bi-partisan bill, H.R. 4368, was introduced by Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), David Joyce (R-OH), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL). It serves as companion legislation to Senate bill S. 1008. AFA issued the following statement, commending the...

2014-03-13 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today praised a bipartisan coalition of United States Senators who issued a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx urging careful scrutiny of Norwegian Air International's (NAI) application for a foreign carrier permit. NAI has developed a business model that evades international labor laws and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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