Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants Continue Work Towards Agreement as Sale of Airline is Announced
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after the announcement that private-equity firm, Indigo Partners intends to purchase the airline. In August, Frontier management approached AFA seeking to make changes to the current Flight Attendant contract which becomes amendable in March 2016.
"Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants have a substantial role in the future success of our airline. We have made great sacrifices in order to provide for a brighter tomorrow, and it is important that our contributions be recognized before any sale can be finalized. Our union has experience with Indigo Partners, and we know it is critical to get firm commitments up front if the change in ownership is going to work for our members.
"As key partners in this transaction, and in the day-to-day operations of Frontier, we are looking forward to the growth potential ahead and to continuing our meaningful partnerships as our airline evolves. However, it is important that Flight Attendants first achieve fair value for the equity and profit-sharing section of our contract. Frontier Flight Attendants remain united and are resolute that any agreement must be for the good of the airline and be good for Flight Attendants," said Kathie Weis, AFA President at Frontier.
Any agreement will be subject to ratification by the membership.
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 68 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-CWA)
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