Washington, DC - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act:
"Today's decision by the Supreme Court is a victory for millions of working families who struggle without the healthcare provided by a good union contract. All Americans are affected when workers and their families are denied access to quality, affordable health care. This decision is a victory for all workers and the 30 million Americans who will have healthcare that was unattainable before. We applaud the Obama Administration's historic undertaking and its determination to bring our country in line with those throughout the world that already have publicly financed healthcare in place.
"Health care is not a luxury and today, the Supreme Court stood up against big money and big business. The improvements that the Affordable Care Act adds to our health care system sends a message to the world that quality health care is not just something for the one percent, it's something for all."
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.