For Immediate Release: November 3, 2008
Contact: Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586
Lynx Flight Attendants Ready To Join The Association Of Flight Attendants-CWA
Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) today filed a petition with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold a representational election on behalf of the 87 Lynx Aviation flight attendants.
"Over the past few months, we have heard overwhelmingly from Lynx flight attendants that they want a voice in their workplace and the benefits that come with being members of the world's largest flight attendant union," said AFA-CWA International President Patricia Friend.
The NMB is the federal agency that oversees union representation elections in the airline industry. Once the NMB verifies that enough signed union representation cards have been collected by AFA-CWA, a secret ballot election will be called to determine who will represent Lynx flight attendants. In order to file for an election, AFA-CWA collected the required signature cards from the membership.
"Lynx flight attendants have a unique opportunity to shape the future of their careers by joining AFA-CWA. We look forward to welcoming them to the only organization that fights on behalf of flight attendants every day," said Friend.
Lynx Aviation is a regional carrier for Frontier Airlines and often has the moniker of Frontier Express.
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. More than 55,000 flight attendants at 20 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.