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Last night, AFA conducted a Town Hall call updating Flight Attendants on the issue of toxic uniforms, the class action case against Land’s End, and an update on AFA’s uniform testing. Today, Delta management announced its plans to rollout a “completely new uniform program for flight attendants and ACS above-wing employees… as soon as possible, hopefully in late 2021.” The full communication from Delta is included at the end of this news update.

On December 31, 2019, Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and other employees brought suit against Lands’ End, the manufacturer of the Delta uniforms, in federal court in Wisconsin.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, issued this statement following last night’s travel advisory change by U.S. State Department to "do not travel to China" and the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) that the coronavirus is a "global health emergency."

Some say they have faced retaliation for complaining about purple uniforms a year after company introduced them

Originally published in the Guardian on April 4, 2019 by Mike Elk

Delta flight attendants are complaining that a new set of uniforms introduced by the airline are still causing skin rashes and worse almost a year after the company introduced them.

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air. Call your Representative and Senators today and tell them to cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act.

Originally published on NPR Atlanta by Jim Burress on November 5, 2019

The nation’s largest flight attendant union is organizing a campaign at Delta Air Lines, promising the roughly 25,000 eligible workers, “a voice, respect, and fairness on the job.”

In a video posted Friday, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson said the union has heard from thousands of Delta flight attendants wanting to organize.

Originally published in The Star Tribune by Kristen Leigh Painter on November 9, 2019

The nation’s largest flight-attendant union is launching a formal campaign to unionize Delta Air Lines’ cabin crew nearly a decade after the group last voted on representation.

Last Friday, AFA joined us to launch an official campaign to gain our Flight Attendant Union at Delta. We had an extraordinary rollout and the response across the system and industry was amazing. 

Flight Attendants came to the airport on their day off because they wanted to sign a card immediately. We are seeing extraordinary support from people who have never had a union or the chance to vote for one before.  

Originally published in CNBC by Leslie Josephs on November 1, 2019

The biggest flight attendant union in the U.S. on Friday said it is starting a membership drive at Delta Air Lines, the biggest U.S. airline with nonunionized cabin crews.

Delta has some 25,000 flight attendants, the company said this year.

Originally published in The Business Insider by David Slotnick and Mark Matousek on November 7, 2019

Delta is the biggest airline in the US to have flight attendants who are nonunion. But that may be about to change.

The country's largest cabin crew union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), announced that it is starting a membership drive in an effort to organize Delta's 25,000 flight attendants.

We’re off to a great, energetic start! Tonight, we will host an AFA Town Hall Call at 7pm Eastern. 

You will receive a call at 7pm ET tonight if you've already signed up for the call on DeltaAFA.org

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