US Airways Flight Attendants Reviewing Terms Of DOJ Settlement

        US Airways Flight Attendants Reviewing Terms Of DOJ Settlement

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013

Hopeful Merger Continues to Provide Opportunities for Frontline Workers

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Association of Flight
Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing US Airways Flight Attendants, today issued
the following statement from AFA US Airways president Roger Holmin after the
United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with US
Airways/American Airlines. The resolution of the anti-trust lawsuit will now
be submitted toBankruptcy Judge Sean Lanefor approval.

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"AFA is carefully reviewing the terms of this agreement to ensure that the
merger continues to provide a positive future for US Airways Flight
Attendants. Today's settlement is a tribute to the powerful advocacy of Flight
Attendants and other workers who tirelessly encouraged the DOJ to discuss
viable options that would allow for the completion of the world's largest
airline.

"US Airways Flight Attendants continue to back the merger as long as it
supports the opportunities and benefits we have worked long and hard to
achieve. To that end, AFA has proposed a process for negotiating a Flight
Attendant agreement which ensures 24,000 Flight Attendants at the merged
carrier fully share in the benefits of the merger. AFA also remains committed
to working with our counterparts at American Airlines on developing a
harmonious integration for Flight Attendants so as to avoid a representation
election.

"Flight Attendants at US Airways, through our hard work and sacrifices, helped
make this merger possible. When the anti-trust lawsuit threatened the
opportunity to realize the benefits of the merger, we stood together with
other frontline workers and took the case of our colleagues and families
directly to lawmakers and Justice. We have demonstrated what we can accomplish
by working together and we intend to redouble our efforts to ensure Flight
Attendants achieve the best contract at the world's largest airline."

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 ofAmerica(CWA),AFL-CIO. Visit us atwww.ourafa.org.

SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants

Website: http://ourafa.org/
 
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