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2014-04-09 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted in favor of a new contract that includes pay increases and work rule improvements for the nearly 200 regional Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Through unity and determination, Piedmont Flight...

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...

2014-04-02 12:21:30

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, issued the following statement today blasting the Supreme Court's decision to lift total spending limits on political campaigns. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Once again, the super-rich have struck a blow to our democracy. For years, corporations and wealthy donors have manipulated global trade and national...

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...

2014-02-27 00:20:18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today cheered the veto of Senate Bill 1062 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Earlier this week, AFA joined thousands of activists and marched on the State Capitol building demanding the veto. AFA also issued a direct appeal to Governor Brewer cautioning that allowing SB 1062 to become law would be "a historic and economic step...

2014-02-14 16:21:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted down a tentative agreement with management. Through the vote, Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants sent a strong message to management that they expect more for their award-winning contributions to the airline. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants have...

2014-02-07 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines, today announced an agreement with United management that averts involuntary furloughs at the world's leading airline through improved voluntary options. The mutual agreement between AFA and management also provides employment for Flight Attendants originally slated to lose their jobs by offering an enhanced crossover...

2014-02-07 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of Flight Attendants at Spirit Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted against a tentative agreement with management. Their strong vote makes it clear that Spirit Flight Attendants expect more for their outstanding contributions to the profitable airline. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "Spirit Flight Attendants have sent a loud and clear...

2014-02-05 12:20:42

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today met with a broad labor coalition and government representatives from Norway to discuss the detrimental effects Norwegian Air International's attempt to bypass international labor laws will have on aviation workers around the world. AFA, part of a delegation comprised of union representatives, issued the following statement concerning current hiring practices by Norwegian Air...

2014-01-27 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today called on United Airlines management to address proposed staffing issues by working with AFA on an array of solutions that would avert involuntary furloughs. AFA represents over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United. "AFA leadership has been working for months to reach collaborative solutions with United management for reasonable alternatives to an involuntary furlough at a...