WASHINGTON, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight Attendants from throughout the U.S. aviation industry are picketing today as the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) conducts a system-wide day of action to Bridge the Gap – a concerted effort to end regional and mainline compensation disparity and lift standards for all Flight Attendants.
The June 16th system-wide day of action includes picketing at nine major airports in Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Portland and Los Angeles at 11 am local time. Find event information and details at http://www.afacwa.org/bridge_the_gap.
"The U.S. airline industry is crucial to the success of our economy, as are the Flight Attendants who are frontline employees and serve a crucial role in keeping passengers safe," said AFA International President Sara Nelson. "Flight Attendants are united for our careers and committed to lifting standards across the industry."
Today's demonstration marks the second event in a campaign for all Flight Attendants to stand up for equal recognition. Flight Attendants at regional airlines deserve to be compensated in line with the mainline carriers and our efforts aim to bridge the gap and end the wage discrimination.
AFA invites media to RSVP and come out to your local airport.
WHO: The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)
WHEN: 11:00-12:00 (local time) on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
WHERE: LAX, DFW, ORD, DTW, IAD, LGA, PHL, MSP. Details: http://www.afacwa.org/bridge_the_gap.
RSVP: Contact Molly Sheerer, [email protected], 202-550-5520
Twitter: Follow us @afa_cwa and use #BridgeTheGap
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 67 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 50,000 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, AFL-CIO