WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today voted to approve a tentative agreement with Horizon Air management. Flight Attendant contract negotiations began six months ago, when Horizon Air management asked for changes to the contract that the company said were needed to bring jets to the airline.
"Flight Attendants at Horizon Air demonstrated today that we want to see a future that includes growth. This was a tough choice, but ultimately we decided this was the path we needed to take," said Lexie Graham, AFA president at Horizon Air.
The new one-year extension will cover almost 600 Flight Attendants and only goes into effect if Horizon is awarded regional jet flying for Alaska Airlines. It includes bidding software updates and per diem and pay increases. Flight Attendants previously ratified a five-year contract on July 18, 2013.
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 70 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 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)