US Airways Flight Attendants Echo Merger Benefits After U.S. Mayors Issue Appeal to Justice Department

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), continued to tout the benefits created by a US Airways/American Airlines merger as mayors from seven hub cities penned a joint letter to the Department of Justice asking to reconsider its lawsuit.

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"We applaud the mayors from Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth and Miami-Dade County for taking a strong stance in support of the merger. These mayors recognize that a US Airways/American combination will help advance their local economies, attract new business and provide real opportunities for workers," said Roger Holmin, AFA President at US Airways.

In the letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the mayors highlighted unprecedented union support, "the unions at both airlines share our goal of job growth and our view that procompetitive mergers increase jobs."

"Today's letter adds to the growing chorus of supporters who identify that the US Airways/American merger is right for our country and it is right for workers. US Airways Flight Attendants are proud to be joined by such valuable stakeholders who understand the competitive advantages that this merger will create," added Holmin.

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



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