Flight Attendants Cancel CHAOS™ Events Due To London Attacks
July 7, 2005
Events canceled in San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC
CHICAGO - In light of the terrorist attacks on the transportation system in London today, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO has cancelled all CHAOS™ activities scheduled for today, Thursday, July 7, 2005 including the previously announced events in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC. The union indicated that all CHAOS activity, including any intermittent work stoppages, would be suspended through Friday, July 8, 2005.
"Our focus is on addressing the needs of our members in London and around the world in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks," said Greg Davidowitch, president of AFA at United. "We have approximately 700 members based in London, and many more who layover there on flights through Heathrow. We have confirmed that none of our Members were directly affected by the blasts. However, our members are on the front line of aviation security, and that role is paramount."
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