US AIRWAYS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS BEGIN VOTE ON CONTRACT
(The following press release from the Association of Flight Attendants was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.)
For Immediate Release
Contact: Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586
*US AIRWAYS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS BEGIN VOTE ON CONTRACT AND PATH FORWARD IN MERGER *
*Polls Open for 7,500 Flight Attendants – Vote Count Thursday, February 28*
*Washington, DC* – Starting today, US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will begin voting on a tentative agreement including economic improvements, industry-leading job protections and an opportunity for negotiating additional improvements following announcement of the pending merger with American Airlines. Ballots will be counted on Thursday, February 28.
“This agreement provides immediate improvements for all US Airways Flight Attendants while securing a strong position for the future. Ratification paves the way for US Airways Flight Attendants to be meaningful partners in this merger," said AFA US Airways Presidents Roger Holmin and Deborah Volpe.
Voting instructions were mailed on February 5th to Flight Attendant homes. Electronic voting will continue through February 28, 2013 at Noon Eastern Time.
*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 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 20 airlines, including 7,500 members at US Airways, come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.
Visit us at www.ourafa.org.*