US Airways Flight Attendants To Vote On Single Contract
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013
Agreement Would Extend Industry-Leading Job Protections, Increase Pay and Set
Stage for New Merger
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight
Attendants-CWA (AFA) today reached a tentative agreement with US Airways
management for a contract covering all US Airways mainline Flight Attendants.
The tentative agreement, reached under the supervision of the National
Mediation Board (NMB), would allow for immediate economic improvements and
provide all US Airways Flight Attendants with the strongest position possible
for any discussions related to the next merger. AFA was steadfast that any
agreement recognize the contributions of US Airways Flight Attendants and
provide the opportunity to work as partners in a potential merger.
"This agreement provides US Airways Flight Attendants with a strong position
for our future. We secured immediate improvements as well as a process for
additional gains through discussions related to the pending merger.Doug
Parker's plan for a US Airways/American merger provides the best opportunities
for US Airways Flight Attendants - and we are now poised to make the most out
of those opportunities," said AFA US Airways Presidents Roger Holmin and
Deborah Volpe. "We are incredibly grateful for the leadership of the National
Mediation Board and especially the skilled oversight of Board Member Puchala
and Mediator Mackenzie."
The AFA Joint Negotiating Committee and elected Flight Attendant leaders
unanimously endorse ratification of the agreement. A ratification schedule
will be set and announced tomorrow.
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 67 years. Serving as the
voice for Flight Attendantsin 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 20 airlines, including 6,800 members at US Airways, come
together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers
ofAmerica(CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us atwww.ourafa.org.
SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants
Contact: Corey Caldwell, +1-202-434-0586
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