WASHINGTON, March 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) last night reached a tentative agreement with Spirit Airlines management on a five year agreement that would cover over 2,200 Flight Attendants. The agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board, contains wage increases and work rule improvements.
"Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants were committed to achieving an agreement which recognizes our contributions to make our airline profitable and provides long overdue wage increases," said Jorge Buchelli, AFA President at Spirit Airlines. "We look forward to presenting this tentative agreement to our membership."
The tentative agreement will be presented to the Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant leadership. Once approved, further details will be released, and the deal will be sent to the membership for ratification.
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.
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SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)