Celebrating International Women’s Day
March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019, today, is International Women’s Day. This day in history can be traced to March 8, 1857 when textile workers on New York’s Lower East Side demonstrated and stood up for their rights. It remains as true as ever that union membership is the best defense against discrimination.
We honor the women who founded the Flight Attendant profession. These fearless women provided the foundation for AFA to fight against discrimination on the job including age, weight, race, marital status, having children, even for men to have the same rights to the position. Today, we honor their legacy by ensuring full equality and respect for our role as aviation's first responders.