Monday, September 5, 2022
Labor Day 2022
The United States is currently experiencing a significant resurgence of Labor Unions. Since last October, Union representation petitions filed at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rose 57% compared to a year earlier. Labor Unions are again in high demand to ensure fair wages and a safe work environment for employees.
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Starbucks Workers United
Photo source: Labor Notes
Earlier this year, APFA Members and Leaders were able to attend the 2022 Labor Notes Conference, along with 4,000 Union Members and Activists, to focus on building power within the Labor Movement by standing together across airlines and industries. Over the last year, we have seen employees at companies such as Amazon, Apple, Chipotle, Starbucks, and Trader Joe’s come together to organize Union campaigns to build power for those that create value for these major corporations. Within our industry, APFA and Unions across the country continue to offer support for Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants in their pursuit of Union representation with AFA-CWA.
At APFA, contract negotiations continue, focusing on the critical issues of concern for American Flight Attendants. Our Contract ACTION Team Members are a direct link between the membership and our Negotiations Committee to help inform flying partners and participate in actions supporting our bargaining demands. Sign up to become a Contract ACTION Team Member today!
Today, we reflect on those before us who stood up for what was right and fair for the working class. APFA will continue to work within the Labor Movement to support the recent surge in Union support and deliver for those who generate corporate wealth – the frontline workers.