Miami Air Flight Attendants Ratify Contract
January 24, 2011
Washington, DC – Miami Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today ratified a four-year agreement with management. Of those voting, over 90 percent supported the agreement.
"This agreement with management values our service to the company and to our clients," said Natasha Glasper, AFA Miami Air President. "Miami Air is a successful airline and we are a vital part of a team that makes that success possible. Our Flight Attendants have long deserved a fair contract that recognizes our contributions as first responders and safety professionals."
The agreement, reached in November 2010, comes after three years of negotiations and over one year inmediation. Last year, AFA asked the National Mediation Board to declare negotiations at an impasse, a procedure that ultimately could have allowed Fight Attendants to engage in "self-help" or strike action, had management failed to reach an agreement Flight Attendants could accept. Details of the new agreement include improvements in compensation, work rules, benefits, leaveprovisions and maintaining stand-by protections for Flight Attendants.
Miami Air is privately owned by TSI Holding Company of St. Louis, MO and is a global, charter airline that specializes in providing air travel for such clients such as professional and college sporting teams and Fortune 500 companies.
For over 60 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been serving as the voice for flight attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. Nearly 50,000 flight attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA-CWA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afanet.org.