FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION TO US AIRWAYS: SACRIFICES MUST
Washington, DC - Flight Attendants represented by the Association of
Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), from each of the pre-merger airlines, US
Airways and former America West, voted against a tentative agreement
offered by US Airways management. Ninety percent of the over 6,700
combined Flight Attendants participated in the voting process.
"Since the onset of negotiations, Flight Attendants have been steadfast
and determined that an agreement must address the needs identified by
the membership. Flight Attendants have subsidized the cost of the merger
and rising fuel costs for the 'New US Airways.' Management must
recognize that our sacrifices have directly contributed to the success
of US Airways," said Deborah Volpe, AFA pre-merger America West
President and Mark Gentile, AFA pre-merger US Airways acting President.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) will retain oversight under Section 6
of the Railway Labor Act. AFA will conduct a survey of members to
determine which items in the tentative agreement need to be modified in
order to reach an agreement that can be ratified.
"US Airways Flight Attendants' voices were heard loud and clear: it is
imperative that we obtain substantial improvements to our current
contracts. We are committed to improving our future," added Volpe and
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 over 65 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 at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the
700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.
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