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Nov 07, 2017, 12:37 ET AFA Salutes 747 'Queen of the Skies' and Honors Heroic Actions of Flight Attendants Amid Forty-Seven Years of Advancing Aviation Safety Throughout Her Majestic Flight

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) bids farewell to the Boeing 747 today, affectionately known as "Queen of the Skies," and recalls the...


Oct 04, 2017, 13:06 ET Unions and United Airlines Come Together to Fly More than 300 First Responders and Skilled Volunteers to Puerto Rico

Today, the AFL-CIO, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the International Association of...


Sep 28, 2017, 13:51 ET Flight Attendants at Mesa Airlines Ratify New Contract

Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted by 97 percent to ratify a new contract...


Aug 18, 2017, 18:11 ET Flight Attendants at Mesa Airlines Reach Tentative Agreement

Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with Mesa...


Jun 19, 2017, 11:48 ET Flight Attendant Union: Uniform Issues Persist at American Airlines Carriers

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) renews demand for a full recall of American Airlines Flight Attendant uniforms alongside...


Mar 30, 2017, 15:34 ET U.S.-based Norwegian Flight Attendants Join the Flight Attendant Union

U.S.-based Norwegian flight attendants voted today to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). Last month the Executive Board of...


Feb 28, 2017, 12:36 ET Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Open Strike Vote

Mesa flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today began casting votes to authorize a strike to support...


Feb 03, 2017, 12:27 ET Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants Will Vote on Strike

Mesa Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), are gearing up for a possible strike at the carrier after...


Jan 26, 2017, 14:46 ET U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew Join Flight Attendant Union

U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Airlines Flight Attendants joined the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). In a union representation election that...


Nov 15, 2016, 10:37 ET United's Move to Reduce Carry-On Bags Moves Needle on Long-Time Flight Attendant Union Safety Initiative

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has for years worked to limit the number and size of carry-on bags in an effort to reduce...


Aug 12, 2016, 13:51 ET United Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Joint Contract

The flight attendants at United Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract covering 25,000...


Jul 11, 2016, 18:08 ET AFA Statement on Shootings: Break the Silence

The following is a statement from Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson on the recent shootings in Baton...


Jun 24, 2016, 10:31 ET Flight Attendant Union Reaches Contract Terms With United Airlines

 United Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and United Airlines today agreed to terms on...


Jun 13, 2016, 10:23 ET Association of Flight Attendants' Statement on Killings in Orlando

 The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO International President Sara Nelson issued the following statement about the massacre...


May 18, 2016, 15:37 ET GoJet Flight Attendants Join the Flight Attendant Union

 GoJet Flight Attendants today joined the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). In a union representation election that concluded today,...


Mar 24, 2016, 18:24 ET Flight Attendants Call on American CEO to Pay All Employees Equally

 The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), calls on American Airlines CEO Doug Parker to provide American Eagle flight...


Mar 24, 2016, 17:34 ET Flight Attendant Union Calls on Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Last week, the Georgia State Assembly passed HB 757, an anti-LGBTQ bill. While proponents argue that the intent of the bill is to expand religious...


Mar 07, 2016, 12:46 ET Flight Attendant Union Gains Introduction of Senate Legislation Aimed at Stopping Human Trafficking

 The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of the Stop Trafficking On Planes (STOP) Act to fight human...


Feb 04, 2016, 12:09 ET Flight Attendants Applaud FCC, DOT Working Group to Assess Security of Commercial Communication Onboard the Aircraft

 U.S. aviation and communication regulators announced Friday that they will work together to ensure safe and secure communications onboard...


Feb 02, 2016, 13:15 ET Flight Attendants Achieve Introduction of Legislation Aimed at Stopping Human Trafficking

 The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today praised the introduction of the Secure Our Skies Act to fight human trafficking with...


Jan 27, 2016, 15:52 ET Flight Attendants at Horizon Air Ratify New Contract

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today voted to approve a tentative agreement with Horizon Air management. Flight Attendant contract...


Jan 21, 2016, 10:06 ET United Flight Attendants Protest at Airports Around the World: Call for Contract Now

United flight attendants – from pre-merger groups United, Continental, and Continental Micronesia – continue public protests at...


Jan 15, 2016, 15:46 ET Envoy Air Flight Attendants to Vote on Mid-Term Improvements

Envoy Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement on negotiated...


Dec 31, 2015, 18:51 ET Bathing Suit Stunt in China Falls Flat with Flight Attendants

Flight attendants in China on Monday were required to model in bikinis as part of a flight attendant selection process. Association of Flight...


Dec 17, 2015, 14:46 ET Bernie Sanders Stands with Flight Attendants Protesting Around the World

 In 16 cities around the world, thousands of Flight Attendants are standing together today to send a message to United Airlines management: our...