Flight Attendants at Hawaiian Ratify Contract
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight Attendants at Hawaiian Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified an agreement that includes increases to compensation and benefits, and enhances quality of life issues for the over 1,200 Flight Attendants. The new contract will remain in place through 2016.
"Flight Attendants at Hawaiian are crucial to the success of the carrier and this contract with top industry wages recognizes our contributions," said Sharon Soper, AFA President at Hawaiian. "AFA looks forward to working with Hawaiian management as we continue to grow our carrier and advance our profession."
With the assistance of the National Mediation Board's (NMB) "Facilitated Problem Solving" approach during early stages of negotiations, AFA negotiators and Hawaiian management were successful in finalizing remaining issues without direct involvement by the NMB. AFA leaders appreciate the efforts of Hawaiian management to reach an agreement.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 23 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.
SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)