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Flight Attendant Union Statement on U.S. Grounding of 737 MAX

Date: March 15, 2019

Flight Attendant Union Statement on U.S. Grounding of 737 MAX
Washington, D.C. (March 13, 2019)


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement after the U.S. grounding of the 737 MAX fleet: 

“It is good news that the 737 MAX will now get the focus it needs to address the concerns of undetermined safety issues. We must focus on the needed fix, rather than the uncertainty of flight. 

“Lives must come first always. But a brand is at stake as well. And that brand is not just Boeing. It's America. What America means in international aviation and by extension in the larger world more generally—that we set the standard for safety, competence, and honesty in governance of aviation.  

“We must be leaders in safety always. We thank all who spoke up. Aviation workers will always stand up for safety. We have that ability and right through our union. It's important to recognize the critical role unions play in raising issues, demanding the best of ourselves, of management , and government.”

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