Jun 5, 2014
New AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson was sworn in June 2 as the newest member of the CWA Executive Board.
AFA International President Sara Nelson is sworn in as a member of CWA's Executive Board by President Cohen.
Nelson, previously the union's international vice president, was elected president at the AFA-CWA's Board of Directors meeting in April, replacing Veda Shook. Nelson's husband and son Jack were on hand as CWA President Larry Cohen swore her in as a board member. Also present were AFA-CWA International Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Creighan, now serving a third full term, and Debora Sutor who was elected International Vice President.
Nelson said AFA-CWA was committed to "moving AFA forward, mobilizing Flight Attendants for better pay, better working conditions, and better careers. For the past 68 years, we have maintained a laser-focus on Flight Attendants that has made a real difference at the bargaining table and in the legislative/regulatory arena. With our union we have an expert voice at work and we continue to beat back discrimination wherever it exists. It is an honor to carry on that tradition as International President as we bring that same focus to raising industry standards for Flight Attendant across the board."