WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Silver Airways Flight Attendants voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) for representation and a strong, united voice in the workplace. Silver Airways is a U.S. airline in an alliance partnership with United and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The world's largest Flight Attendant union, AFA is comprised of Flight Attendants working at mainline, regional, low cost, niche and charter airlines.
The National Mediation Board's elections opened on December 16, 2014 and closed on January 8, 2015, with Silver Airways Flight Attendants casting an overwhelming number of votes in support of joining AFA.
"We are elated to welcome Silver Airways Flight Attendants into our AFA family," said AFA International President Sara Nelson. "Silver Airways Flight Attendants will now benefit from a strong, unified voice for issues that matter to all Flight Attendants as they begin work for a contract with the assistance of AFA's professional negotiators."
"Together, we'll continue to improve the working environments and safety standards for all of aviation's first responders. At AFA, every Flight Attendant's voice counts," said Nelson. "As we grow in numbers, our voice becomes even stronger and in unity, our messages have even greater impact."
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-CWA, AFL-CIO