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On Thursday, June 30 we walked the picket line to support our Delta ALPA partners on the flight deck in their fight for a fair contract.
We have important updates to share on our advocacy for those affected by Delta’s toxic uniforms, and ways you can help keep the effort moving forward.

We knew this summer was going to be rough. Demand is back, but staffing isn’t.

The issue “affects different people in different ways and the reactions can vary in severity with symptoms such as rashes, headaches, hair loss and breathing problems when wearing the uniform,” according to the union.
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.

For over a year and a half Flight Attendants at Delta have been experiencing the effects of toxic uniforms. This is a relatively new issue in our industry, but AFA has taken this issue on and defined it through the work of our industrial hygienist, Judith Anderson. 

For a review of this issue and how AFA has tackled it at other airlines, watch this video:

AFA-CWA: Securing Safe Flight Attendant Uniforms >

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.

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.

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.

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 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.