Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2013 Press Releases

12.20.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – New American Flight Attendants Reach Agreement on Representation, Bargaining

New American Flight Attendants Reach Agreement on Representation, Bargaining AFA and APFA Deal Sets the Stage for Contract Improvements       Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT WORTH, TEXAS and Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2013) –  The unions representing Flight Attendants at the new American…

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12.09.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – Flight Attendants Welcome New American Airlines

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release     Flight Attendants Welcome New American Airlines APFA President Laura Glading Helps Introduce Newly Merged Airline       Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo  communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 202.292.3355   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT…

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11.12.13 – DOJ Press Release

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REQUIRES US AIRWAYS AND AMERICAN AIRLINES TO DIVEST FACILITIES AT SEVEN KEY AIRPORTS TO ENHANCE SYSTEM-WIDE COMPETITION AND SETTLE MERGER CHALLENGE Divestitures at Airports in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Near Washington, D.C. Opens Door for Low Cost Carriers to Compete Resulting in More Choices and…

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11.12.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – American’s Flight Attendants Celebrate Settlement Announcement

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release ACTION ALERT: Contact Congress: Support the Merger!     American’s Flight Attendants Celebrate Settlement Announcement APFA President Laura Glading: Flight Attendants’ Hard Work has Paid Off     Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo  communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio…

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10.04.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – AA Flight Attendants Demand Florida AG Withdraw From Merger Lawsuit

APFA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release ACTION ALERT: Contact Congress: Support the Merger! AA Flight Attendants Demand Florida AG Withdraw From Merger Lawsuit APFA President Laura Glading: Lawsuit jeopardizes Florida jobs     Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo  communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com…

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10.03.13 – (LAA) – AA Flight Attendants Demand Virginia Att’y General Withdraw from Merger Suit

AA Flight Attendants Demand Virginia Att’y General Withdraw from Merger Suit APFA President Laura Glading: Lawsuit jeopardizes Virginia jobs Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo  communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT WORTH, TEXAS (October 3, 2013) – In the wake of Tuesday’s announcement by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott that he…

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10.01.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – AA Flight Attendants Applaud Texas State Attorney General’s Announcement

AA Flight Attendants Applaud Texas State Attorney General’s Announcement APFA President Laura Glading Turns Attention to Remaining States on Antitrust Suit     Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo  communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ft. Worth, TX (October 1, 2013) – In a press conference this afternoon, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott…

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9.13.13 – (LAA) – DOJ Lawsuit, Contact the Att’y Gen’l, DC Fly-In, Benefits Enrollment, Reserve FAs, Electronic Devices, 9/11, Thresholds

    APFA Hotline – DOJ Lawsuit, Contact the Att’y Gen’l, DC Fly-In, Benefits Enrollment, Reserve FAs, Electronic Devices, 9/11, Thresholds – September 13, 2013       AA/US Merger For complete, up-to-date information on the merger, visit www.apfa.org and click on AA/US Merger. Below are the most recent relevant hearing documents and news items:…

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9.10.13 – (LAA) – Flight Attendant Union Coalition Launches Campaign to Raise Funds for Flight 93 Memorial

  Flight Attendant Union Coalition Representing Nearly 100,000 Flight Attendants Download Press Release – DOC | PDF For Immediate Release: September 10, 2013 Contacts: AFA – Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586 APFA – Julie Frederick (817) 437-8830 IAM – James Carlson 301-967-4554 TWU – Thom McDaniel 832-723-5132   FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION COALITION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS…

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8.13.13b – (LAA) – Press Release – Flight Attendants Blast DOJ Over Merger Lawsuit

Flight Attendants Blast DOJ Over Merger Lawsuit Union Says Feds Getting in Way of Competitive Industry, Job Security     Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 13, 2013) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing more than 16,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines,…

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5.21.13 – Congress to TSA: Keep Knives Off Planes

  CONGRESS TO TSA: KEEP KNIVES OFF PLANES 145 Members of Congress Sign Letter to Pistole Media Contact: Leslie Mayo communications@apfa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Euless, TX (MAY 21, 2013) – Today in Washington, Congress sent a clear message to Administrator Pistole of the Transportation Security Administration that knives should not be allowed in airplane cabins.…

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5.20.13 – Flight Attendants Applaud Rep. Markey’s Leadership On Homeland Security

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: APFA: Anthony DeMaio, ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 508.400.2778 AFA: Sara Nelson, snelson@afacwa.org 202.236.1973 TWU: Jamie Horwitz, media@twu.org IAM: James Carlson, jcarlson@iamaw.org IBT: Galen Munroe, gmunroe@teamster.org FLIGHT ATTENDANTS APPLAUD REP. MARKEY’S LEADERSHIP ON HOMELAND SECURITY Denounce Opponent’s Politicizing of 9/11 Attacks May 20, 2013 (EULESS, TX) – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000…

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5.17.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – Pressure Mounts on TSA Over Knife Rule

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON TSA OVER KNIFE RULE Airline Trade Group, American Public Add Voices to Effort   Leslie Mayo (858)859-2732 Anthony DeMaio (508)417-3139   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 17, 2013 (Euless, TX) –The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing more than 16,000 employees at American Airlines, announced the results of a national survey regarding TSA’s…

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5.06.13 – APFA, Coalition, File Legal Petition to Keep Knives Off Planes

Coalition to Keep Knives off Planes

Press Release  5.06.13 Legal Petition Filed With TSA Administrator Pistole 5.06.13 Memorandum in Support of the Petition 5.06.13 Petition Exhibits 5.06.13 NEWSRELEASE   ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING 400,000 ON THE FRONT LINES OF U.S. AVIATION SUBMIT LEGAL PETITION TO TSA AND HOMELAND SECURITY TO KEEP ALL KNIVES OFF PLANES   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2013 –…

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4.22.13 – (LAA) – Flight Attendants Accept Temporary Reprieve For Aviation Security

TSA Delays Knives On Planes Flight Attendants Accept Temporary Reprieve For Aviation Security  Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Remains Resolute: No Knives, Ever Again   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  CONTACTS: AFA: Corey Caldwell, ccaldwell@cwa-union.org APFA: Leslie Mayo, communications@apfa.org IAM: James Carlson, jcarlson@iamaw.org IBT: Galen Munroe, gmunroe@teamster.org TWU: Jamie Horwitz, media@twu.org  April 22, 2013 (Euless, TX) – In the face of…

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4.15.13 press release

  THE COALITION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIONS   FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ENLIST PASSENGERS FOR HELP IN 'KNIFE FIGHT'  TSA Rule Change Coming Allowing Knives In Flight Not Okay With Flight Attendants   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   CONTACTS: Julie Moyer – 561-427-3662Todd McJunkin – 212-518-3987 Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers in 'Knife Fight’ at MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Miami, FL – April 15, 2013 – The Coalition…

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4.15.13 – (LAA) – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Enlist Passengers for Help in ‘Knife Fight’

THE COALITION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIONS  FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ENLIST PASSENGERS FOR HELP IN ‘KNIFE FIGHT’  TSA Rule Change Coming Allowing Knives In Flight Not Okay With Flight Attendants FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   CONTACTS:  Julie Moyer – 561-427-3662 Todd McJunkin – 212-518-3987   Flight Attendants Enlist Passengers in ‘Knife Fight’ at MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT   Miami, FL – April 15,…

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4.08.13 press release

Flight Attendants Disregarded By Homeland Security SubcommitteeKey Stakeholder Left Out of TSA Policy Hearing  The below press release was issued by the Coalition of Flight Attendants today.Click here for early press from The Hill's Keith Laing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                 Contacts:AFA: Corey Caldwell, ccaldwell@cwa-union.orgAPFA: Leslie Mayo, communications@apfa.orgIAM: James Carlson, jcarlson@iamaw.orgIBT: Galen Munroe, gmunroe@teamster.orgTWU: Jamie Horwitz, media@twu.org FLIGHT…

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4.8.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – Flight Attendants Disregarded By Homeland Security Subcommittee Key Stakeholder Left Out of TSA Policy Hearing

  Flight Attendants Disregarded By Homeland Security Subcommittee Key Stakeholder Left Out of TSA Policy Hearing The below press release was issued by the Coalition of Flight Attendants today. Click here for early press from The Hill’s Keith Laing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                 Contacts: AFA: Corey Caldwell, ccaldwell@cwa-union.org APFA: Leslie Mayo, communications@apfa.org IAM: James Carlson, jcarlson@iamaw.org…

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4.3.13 – (LAA) – Flight Attendants Request Panel Seat on House Hearing for Air Safety

  THE COALITION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIONS   FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REQUEST PANEL SEAT ON HOUSE HEARING FOR AIR SAFETY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  CONTACTS: AFA: Corey Caldwell, ccaldwell@cwa-union.org APFA: Leslie Mayo, communications@apfa.org IAM: James Carlson, jcarlson@iamaw.org IBT: Galen Munroe, gmunroe@teamster.org TWU: Jamie Horwitz, media@twu.org   April 3, 2013 (Euless, TX) – The Coalition of Flight Attendant…

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Press Release 4.03.13

  THE COALITION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIONS FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REQUEST PANEL SEAT ONHOUSE HEARING FOR AIR SAFETY  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  CONTACTS: AFA: Corey Caldwell, ccaldwell@cwa-union.orgAPFA: Leslie Mayo, communications@apfa.orgIAM: James Carlson, jcarlson@iamaw.orgIBT: Galen Munroe, gmunroe@teamster.orgTWU: Jamie Horwitz, media@twu.org April 3, 2013 (Euless, TX) – The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 Flight Attendants, welcomed news from…

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4.01.13 – (LAA) – Press Release – AA Employee Union Endorses Markey

American Airlines Employee Union Endorses Markey Flight Attendants Cite Leadership on Safety Issues FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Leslie Mayo, APFA Communications Coordinator communications@apfa.org   Giselle Barry, Ed Markey for US Senate glb@edmarkey.org   April 1, 2013 (Euless, TX) – In a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants…

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3.05.13 – AA Flight Attendant React to TSA Announcement

American Airlines Flight Attendants React to TSA Announcement APFA Questions Lifting Ban on Knives and Other Items Media Contact: Leslie Mayo pr@apfa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Euless, TX (March 5, 2013) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing over 16,000 frontline employees and first-responders at American Airlines, are asking TSA Administrator John Pistole to re-evaluate…

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