For Immediate Release: October 25, 2011
Contact: Corey Caldwell 202-434-0586
Omni Flight Attendants Join World's Largest Flight Attendant Union
Washington, DC – Omni Flight Attendants voted to join the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) by a margin of 84 percent. In a union representation election that concluded today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that out of 284 votes cast, 237 elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative.
“It is a pleasure to welcome our sisters and brothers at Omni to the world’s largest Flight Attendant union, run by and for Flight Attendants. We look forward to the contributions Omni Flight Attendants will bring to our union and stand beside them as they work to advance their careers,” said AFA International President Veda Shook.
Based in Tulsa, OK, Omni Air operates international and domestic passenger charters. In addition, Omni also provides cargo and troop airlift for the U.S. military.
“Omni Flight Attendants make great contributions to the success of our carrier and to our country through our work with the U.S. military. We look forward to securing a legally binding contract that recognizes our roles as first responders,” said Mya Grap, who has been appointed AFA president at Omni until an election can be held for Omni members to vote for new officers.
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 24 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.