HORIZON AIR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REACH TENTATIVE PACT ON CONTRACT
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
HORIZON AIR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON NEW CONTRACT TERMS
Washington, DC - Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement with management today that includes increased compensation, a new scheduling system and substantial improvements in flexibility and quality of life for the over 500 Flight Attendants. Horizon Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and offers service to over 45 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“This agreement reflects the crucial role we have in the overall success of our airline and addresses the issues identified as most important by Flight Attendants,” said Lexie Graham, acting AFA President at Horizon Air. “Horizon Air Flight Attendants have been active throughout this process, sending a strong, unified message to management that we are focused on the future of the airline and fully expect a contract that reflects the contributions we make each and every day.”
Details of the agreement will now be sent to Flight Attendants for consideration. Voting on the agreement will begin June 24 and conclude July 18, 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.
Corey Caldwell AFA Communications 202-434-0586 (w) 202-550-5520 (c)