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8.01.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Press Release – APFA Flight Attendant Union Opposes Elimination of Small Airport Screening

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      APFA Flight Attendant Union Opposes Elimination of Small Airport Screening “It’s Not About Size – It’s about Safety and Security”   Euless, TX – (August 1) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the Union representing 27,000 American Airlines Flight Attendants issued a statement today against a TSA proposal…

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7.10.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Press Release – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Opposes Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: 817.540.0108 x8308   Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Opposes Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court   Euless, TX – (July 10, 2018) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the world’s largest independent flight attendant union representing the 27,000 members of American…

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7.02.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Press Release – New National Leadership Begins work for The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New National Leadership Begins Work for The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)   EULESS, TX (July 2, 2018)— For the 27,000 flight attendants of American Airlines, July 2 may be as significant as Labor Day this year. Newly elected officers of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) officially begin their terms, welcoming…

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6.27.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Press Release – Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Against State & Public Sector Unions in Janus Case

  Wednesday, June 27, 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Peter Goelz (202) 929-3360 | pGoelz@oneillandassoc.com ​ The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Says JANUS  Ruling is a Devastating Blow to Organized Labor  It’s More Important than Ever to Push Back Against the Anti-Union Movement    Washington D.C. – Today, as expected, the Supreme…

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5.17.18 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Press Release – Flight Attendants’ Union Says Tougher Approach by Feds to Sexual Harassment in the Skies is Long Overdue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Flight Attendants’ Union Says Tougher Approach by Feds to Sexual Harassment in the Skies is Long Overdue   APFA Supports New Reporting Requirements, Stronger Penalties, and Clearer Labor Policies to Address Physical and Sexual Harassment   WASHINGTON – “Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace, but when you’re working at 30,000…

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9.01.17 – Statement by APFA National President Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on TSA’s “Ill-Conceived” Decision to Allow Shoppers Through Airline Security at Pittsburgh’s Airport

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Friday, September 1, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Statement by APFA National President Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on TSA’s “Ill-Conceived” Decision to Allow Shoppers Through Airline Security at Pittsburgh’s Airport   Below is a statement from APFA National President Bob Ross on the TSA decision to allow the Pittsburgh International Airport to provide…

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7.25.17 – Cabin Air Quality Legislation

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Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Backs “Cabin Air Safety Act of 2017” Toxic Fume Events Pose Ongoing Hazard for Crew Members, Passengers WASHINGTON – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) strongly backs the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2017, sponsored by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), union leaders said today. “When your workplace is 30,000…

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7.11.17 – APFA National President Bob Ross Responds to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker’s Sexist, Ageist Remarks

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jamie Horwitz, jhdcpr[at]starpower.net, 202/549-4921 APFA National President Bob Ross Responds to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker’s Sexist, Ageist Remarks   July 11, 2017 (Fort Worth, TX) – “As if we didn’t need an incentive already to speak out against Qatar Airways, the latest statement by its CEO Akbar al-Baker should…

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6.22.17 – APFA National President Bob Ross’ Statement on Qatar

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For immediate release, June 22, 2017 Media Contact:  Jamie Horwitz jhdcpr[at]starpower.net 202-549-4921 Statement by Bob Ross APFA National President Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on Qatar Airways Seeking a Stake in American   The intentions of Qatar Airways are clear. They are using enormous government subsidies to gain a greater foothold in U.S. markets.…

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6.21.17 – American Airlines Announcement on Uniforms

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Immediate Release, June 21, 2017 Media contacts:   Shane Staples, communications[at]www.apfa.org Roger Kerson, roger.kerson[at]gmail.com Statement of Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) President Bob Ross Re: New Uniforms at American Airlines   “Since American Airlines introduced new uniforms last fall, we’ve received more than 3,500 reports of…

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5.20.17 – AA Flight 31

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by APFA President Bob Ross re: Incident on American Airlines Flight to Honolulu   EULESS, TEXAS (May 20, 2017) – The following statement is from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) National President, Bob Ross: “Passengers aboard yesterday’s American Airlines flight to Honolulu are saying that Flight…

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Relevant News

  Pittsburgh Airport Security Changes Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh International today becomes first airport in country to ease post-9/11 restrictions – 9.05.17 Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Allowing non-flyers to shop at the airport? Flight attendants union blasts plan – 9.01.17 Forbes – American Airlines Flight Attendants Blast Pittsburgh Airport Plan To Allow Non-Passengers Entry…

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5.12.17 – APFA Launches Media Campaign with Message for Wall Street

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Flight Attendants’ Union Launches Multimedia Campaign with Message that Wall Street’s Shortsighted Approach Will Hurt Airlines and Passengers in the Long-Term EULESS, TEXAS (May 12, 2017) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants announced today a multimedia campaign in Texas newspapers, aviation trade journals and social media to counter statements from Wall Street analysts critical of…

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5.01.17 – APFA Executive Committee Approves Raises

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Jamie Horwitz, jhdcpr@starpower.net, 202-549-4921 or Shane Staples, communications@apfa.org   APFA Executive Committee Approves Pay Raises for American Airlines Flight Attendants   Euless, Texas (May 1, 2017) – The Executive Committee of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, meeting today in Euless, Texas has voted to accept pay raises offered by…

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4.26.17 – Statement by Bob Ross on Pay Raises at American Airlines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Bob Ross, National President, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on Pay Raises at American Airlines   FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 26, 2017) – The pay raises announced today for American Airlines Flight Attendants are welcomed by our members and our union. Unity pays…

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4.22.17 – Incident on SFO DFW Flight

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Shane Staples communications@apfa.org, 305-992-4817 Jamie Horwitz, jhdcpr@starpower.net, 202-549-4921 Statement by Bob Ross President The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on Incident on SFO to DFW Flight   FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 22, 2017) – The goal of our 26,000 members is to make…

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2.10.17 – APFA Valentine’s Day Picketing Events

Broken Promises Picket

Contact: Shane Staples communications@apfa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Event: APFA Valentine’s Day Picketing Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Locations & Times: American Airlines Headquarters – 4333 Ammon Carter Blvd, Fort Worth, TX (11:00am – 3:00pm CT) Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (11:00am – 2:00pm ET) Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 4, Departure Level (11:00am – 3:00pm PT) Miami…

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1.31.17 – Letter from Bob Ross to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Today the Senate confirmed The Honorable Elaine Chao as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation by a vote of 93-6. APFA President Bob Ross released the following letter congratulating the Secretary and requesting her attention to concerns with the NAI approval:   Dear Secretary Chao: Congratulations on your confirmation…

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12.03.16 – APFA Condemns DOT Decision to Approve NAI’s Foreign Air Carrier Permit

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Saturday, December 3, 2016 The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) today condemned the US Department of Transportation’s decision to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) request to…

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9.23.16 – APFA Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release     Friday, September 23, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Airlines Flight Attendant’s Union Endorses Sec. Clinton September 23, 2016 (FORT WORTH, TX) – As the presidential…

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5.06.16 – APFA Leaders to Picket DOT’s NAI Decision Next Week in Washington, D.C.

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release         Media Contacts: Shane Staples  communications@apfa.org 817.540.0108 ext. 8308 Peter Goelz PGoelz@oneillandassoc.com 202.292.3360 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   APFA Leaders to Picket DOT’s NAI Decision…

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4.15.16 – Norwegian Air International

  Norwegian Air International   FORT WORTH, TX (April 15, 2016) – “APFA is deeply disappointed in today’s tentative approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Norwegian Air International to begin regular flights to the U.S.,” said Bob Ross, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. “In addition to the battle against aggressive carriers based in…

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7.20.15 – APFA Press Release: Human Trafficking Awareness Training at DFW

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release   Media Contact: Nancy Rivard 415-359-8006 Nancy.Rivard@airlineamb.org   AMERICAN TELEVISION JOURNALIST CHRIS HANSEN JOINS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS TRAINING AT DFW AIRPORT   July 20, 2015 (FORT WORTH,…

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6.17.15 – APFA Press Release: APFA Cheers ILO Report on Qatar Airways

Media Contacts:Leslie Mayo communications@apfa.org 858.859.2732 Anthony DeMaio ademaio@oneillandassoc.com 202.292.3355 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APFA Cheers ILO Report on Qatar Airways Laura Glading: Report defends the “basic right” of pregnancy FORT WORTH, TEXAS (June 17, 2015) – The International Labour Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations which monitors labor standards worldwide, issued a report calling…

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