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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)....

2014-04-09 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...

2014-02-28 16:20:10

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify an Agreement on Bargaining and Representation between AFA and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) along with a Negotiations Protocol Agreement with American Airlines management. The agreement establishes a joint negotiations protocol for a single contract at the New American Airlines with the...

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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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