Horizon Air Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Jul 18, 2013, 16:55 ET from Association of Flight Attendants

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a new contract. The five-year agreement contains pay increases, locks in benefits and improves scheduling rules for the over 500 Flight Attendants.  The contract, which becomes effective August 4, also provides for greater flexibility and enhanced quality of life. 

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"Flight Attendants provided clear direction for our negotiating committee and management worked with us to address our priorities," said Lexie Graham, acting AFA President at Horizon Air. "Member mobilization backed up our discussions at the table and created real interest on the part of management to reach an agreement. This contract is a direct reflection of the hard work of Horizon Air Flight Attendants."

Horizon Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and offers service to over 39 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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 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