For Immediate Release: September 22, 2011
Contact: Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586
Flight Attendant Union Files For Mediation At Compass Airlines
Washington, DC – Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) today after negotiations with management recently stalled. Compass is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings and serves as a Delta Connection Carrier.
“Compass Flight Attendants have played a critical role in the success of the airline since operations launched five years ago. It is time that the tremendous efforts from Compass Flight Attendants are recognized,” said Catriona Bagley, AFA Compass Airlines President. “Compass Flight Attendants want the valuable protections a legally binding contract provides. With the assistance of the NMB, we look forward to securing a contract that values Compass Flight Attendants’ role as first responders in the cabin.”
AFA requested mediation after negotiations were brought to a halt over compensation, scheduling, and other issues. This is AFA’s first contract at Compass Airlines for the nearly 450 Flight Attendants.
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.