Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants Join AFA-CWA
May 20, 2010
Washington, DC - A strong majority of flight attendants at Frontier Airlines today voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA). The election vote, conducted by the National Mediation Board (NMB), showed that 456 flight attendants voted for AFA-CWA representation. Frontier Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.
"Frontier flight attendants look forward to negotiating a contract that will protect our interests and address our issues," said Erika Schweitzer, appointed transitional AFA-CWA Frontier President. "As AFA-CWA members, we will finally have a legally recognized voice to negotiate with management and gain protections that are specific to the needs of Frontier flight attendants."
In September 2009, a large group of Frontier flight attendants filed enough signatures necessary for the NMB to call for AFA-CWA representation election. After the NMB declared that Frontier was not part of a single transportation system with Republic, Shuttle America, Chautauqua, and Midwest, an election was scheduled. Frontier Airlines is the third flight attendant group to elect AFA-CWA as their bargaining representative in the past year.
"We welcome our new sisters and brothers at Frontier to the world's largest flight attendant union. Frontier flight attendants have a unique and proud history and with AFA-CWA representation, they will now begin to shape their future through a legally binding contract," said AFA-CWA International President Patricia Friend.
There are almost 1,000 Frontier flight attendants based in Denver, CO and Milwaukee, WI.
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