Flight Attendant Union Encourages Acting CEO Brett Hart to Continue Direction Set by Oscar Munoz
October 20, 2015
Washington, DC (October 20, 2015) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) released the following statement today welcoming Brett Hart as acting CEO while Oscar Munoz is on medical leave:
"The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA looks forward to working with Brett Hart as acting CEO. We encourage him to continue the direction set by Oscar Munoz in improving passenger experience in large part by promising to value, empower and bring together the frontline workers of United Airlines. Federal mediation to conclude the Flight Attendant joint contract negotiations begins today. Munoz made it clear concluding contract negotiations is a priority and we hope to see that reflected at the table this week. Flight Attendants are eager to see positive, tangible results from the leadership of United Airlines," stated Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO.
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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 70 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 50,000 Flight Attendants 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.