Sep 5, 2013
Tentative Agreement for AirTran Airways Flight Attendants
AFA-CWA reached a tentative agreement with Southwest Airlines management covering more than 1,700 Flight Attendants who remain at AirTran during the AirTran/Southwest merger process. The Southwest/AirTran merger was announced in 2011.
"AirTran Flight Attendants' immense contributions have played a key role in the overall success of this merger. These negotiations have been difficult. Working in the limited time frame left for AirTran, it became clear it was time to make some difficult decisions, and bring these negotiations to a close allowing our members to determine the next step," said Alison Head, AFA AirTran President. "We would like to stress our appreciation for the support and efforts of our Mobilizers, and all of our Flight Attendants throughout these negotiations."
AFA-CWA President Veda Shook said, "This agreement provides certainty in pay parity with the Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants over the next 15 months. Whether or not Southwest Airlines management sticks to its merger timeline, our AirTran Flight Attendants will be protected."