Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by AFA-CWA, announced a tentative agreement with Mesa Airlines management. The four year agreement would cover over 1,100 Flight Attendants and includes economic and quality of life gains. The deal was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.
"Mesa Flight Attendants stood together in our efforts to be recognized for the work we do every day as aviation's first responders," said Heather Stevenson, AFA President at Mesa Airlines. "The company ultimately heard our concerns and worked with us to resolve these difficult negotiations. This agreement will finally make a difference for Mesa Flight Attendants and their families. AFA Mesa Leaders stand behind the Tentative Agreement and approved submitting it to AFA members for ratification."
The tentative agreement addresses concerns about Mesa Flight Attendant wages in comparison to other regional carriers and includes significant work rule improvements and other economic improvements. Flight Attendants will vote on the tentative agreement in September.
Point Park University
Faculty union negotiators reached a tentative agreement with Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a first-ever union contract covering about 140 full-time faculty members. A ratification vote is scheduled for Aug. 25. Faculty had voted overwhelmingly for the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh-CWA, Local 38061, back in June 2004, and faced years of university challenges and appeals through the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Bargaining began in 2015.