For Immediate Release: December 4, 2012
Contact: Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586
AFA SUPPORTS A UNION VOICE FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENTS AS CWA ELECTION BEGINS
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement of support today as a Communications Workers of America (CWA) representation election begins for 9,700 passenger service agents at American Airlines:
“AFA knows first hand how a strong voice during the bankruptcy process can greatly benefit workers. Over the past year, there has been much change at American Airlines. However, through CWA representation, Passenger Service Agents will play an integral role in the rebuilding of their airline.
“No one knows better than front line workers what is necessary for success and, through their union, American Airlines Passenger Service agents will contribute greatly to the viability of the airline. With the benefit of a legally binding contract and valuable protections, Passenger Service Agents will be able to safeguard their jobs, benefits and futures, and stop the outsourcing that has been occurring across the system.
“We congratulate our sisters and brothers on their determination for CWA representation and stand with them for a better future at American Airlines.”
The election will conclude on January 15, 2013.
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.