WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after the official announcement of a merger between US Airways and American Airlines:
"The merger between US Airways and American Airlines holds great opportunities for Flight Attendants. We will raise the bar for our profession and we look forward to working as key partners.
"US Airways Flight Attendants have been instrumental in the overall success of our airline. Our hard work and sacrifices have helped turn US Airways into the thriving airline it is today.
"As full partners in the world's largest airline, we expect meaningful participation in its benefits. We look forward to working with our colleagues at American in improving wages, benefits, work rules and retirement security for ALL Flight Attendants at the new American."
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