Mar 6, 2014
US Airways Flight Attendants, members of AFA-CWA, ratified an agreement on bargaining and representation negotiated by AFA-CWA and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA). APFA represents Flight Attendants at American Airlines.
US Airways Flight Attendants also ratified an agreement with American Airlines management that establishes a joint negotiations protocol for a single contract at the New American Airlines. This ensures that the US Airways contract will be included in negotiations and a new economic standard for improvements will be part of the expedited negotiations process. AFA-CWA elected leaders will work in full partnership with APFA throughout the negotiations.
"Our work together continues. US Airways AFA-CWA members have helped build our union and have negotiated many of the protections that Flight Attendants have today, including the industry's gold standard for seniority integration. We will bring these experiences to this partnership with AFPA," said AFA-CWA International President Veda Shook.
"US Airways Flight Attendants are eager to take full advantage of the benefits of the US Airways-American merger. We are making history by partnering AFA and APFA to use the combined strength and resources of our two unions to negotiate the best contract at the world's biggest airline. US Airways Flight Attendants bring 65 years of bargaining experience with AFA to this merger and we proudly stand in solidarity with our new flying partners at American to honor histories and launch our promising future as American Flight Attendants working together – 24,000 strong," said Roger Holmin, AFA US Airways President.
AFA-CWA and APFA are forming a joint negotiating team with an equal number of representatives and professional advisors; they will prepare contract proposals based on the best of both contracts and input from all Flight Attendants at the New American.