Happy Thanksgiving, Aviation's First Responders!

Dear Flying Partners, Friends and Family,

Happy Thanksgiving! Flight Attendants play an integral role in bringing families and friends together. Many of us sacrifice our own holiday to ensure the safety and comfort of millions of travelers. We are in a unique position to influence the tone of our nation - and that starts in the way we take care of each other.

This Thanksgiving weekend we call attention to one way all of us can help our flying partners in moment of greatest challenge. Use this link to help replenish our AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund: https://secure.unasecure.net/afanet/disaster_relief.cfm

We give thanks today:

We are grateful to share a common bond through an intimate understanding of what it means to be a safety professional, a first responder, and the last line of defense. We also recognize each other as family. We remain ever vigilant to protect our family.

We are grateful and fortunate to have union jobs. We are grateful for the activists who came before us. They fought, struggled, went without, bled and even died for our rights. We continue the work in honor of them and for our children’s future.

We are grateful that we have the right to fight for what we believe in and to know that when we stand together with absolute conviction to achieve our goals we accomplish great things.

We are especially grateful for our flying partners who serve our country and for all of the service men and women who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.

We are grateful for what this holiday represents. By joining together the unique qualities and skills each of us possesses, our community can experience peace and great blessings that spring from our collective hard work and respect for each other.

This Thanksgiving, we personally give thanks for each and every one of you, and for the opportunity to lead our great Flight Attendant union into the future.

Whether you are flying, celebrating with family and friends, or have other plans, we send warm wishes to you and yours for a safe and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

With Gratitude and In Solidarity,

Sara Nelson, International President
Debora Sutor, International Vice President
Kevin Creighan, International Secretary-Treasurer