Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify First Contract
August 29, 2011
Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today ratified a contract that provides job security and protections for the nearly 1,000 Flight Attendants. The agreement, amendable in 2016 with provisions for an early reopener, is the first contract for Frontier Flight Attendants who joined AFA last year.
“Frontier Flight Attendants were very clear that any agreement must provide job security and protect our interests moving forward. That message was heard and today, we were able to ratify our first contract that contained important Flight Attendant protections,” said Erika Schweitzer, AFA Frontier President. “Frontier Flight Attendants have a long history of dedication and professionalism at the carrier and this contract provides stability in an often volatile industry.”
AFA announced a tentative agreement earlier this month. Frontier Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.
“Frontier Flight Attendants want the security and protections that a legally binding contract provides. They recognize the value of having a strong voice at work. Today, Frontier Flight Attendants have a contract that recognizes their commitment to the airline. We applaud the elected leadership for creating solutions to difficult problems and negotiating an agreement that is specific to the needs of Frontier Flight Attendants,” said AFA International President Veda Shook.
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 23 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.