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This month I’ll be celebrating my seventh anniversary as a Delta Flight Attendant.

You’ve likely heard about the potential of disruptions to air travel in late December as AT&T and Verizon were cleared by FCC to turn on their 5G spectrum networks on January 5th.

Health and safety in the workplace is often the driving issue for organizing union representation. That's because no paycheck matters if you don't have your life or your health.

After new survey, Flight Attendants Union Calls on FAA, DOJ to take action, make “zero-tolerance” policy permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2021) — A new national survey of nearly 5,000 flight attendants released today by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) found that over 85 percent of all respondents had dealt with unruly passengers as air travel picked up in the first half of 2021. More than half (58%) had experienced at least five incidents this year. A shocking 17 percent reported experiencing a physical incident.

"[Delta’s] ability to manage down labor costs is really unique in this industry." That’s what CEO Ed Bastian told shareholders on Delta’s quarterly earnings call today. This is just one more reminder that without a union contract, management holds all the cards.

Yesterday, TSA screened 2.15M people at airport security checkpoints nationwide. Thank you to all of Aviation's First Responders and aviation workers for keeping passengers safe every day and over the July 4th travel weekend.

Holiday travel weekends mean high stress on the operation and flight crews, and with summer storms and crippling heat making things even harder. AFA EAP is available for Delta Flight Attendants at 800-424-2406.

Last week, Delta Flight Attendants talked with AFA Senior Staff Attorney Peter Swanson and United AFA Grievance Vice Chair Kimberly Johnson about the disciplinary process, probation, harassment, and more.

Today, airlines wave the Rainbow Flag proudly during the month of June. But that wasn’t always the case. LGBTQ+ rights have come a long way in a very short time. Our Flight Attendant union fought and won domestic partner benefits in the late 90s. 

As unruly passenger incidents remain at an all time high, AFA is launching a platform to collect your experiences to fully assess the problem and help get meaningful support to all crews.

Take this five minute anonymous survey to share your experiences with unruly passengers onboard this year.

We should all get the same treatment from our FSMs whether we’re based in SLC or NYC. We all deserve a fair process to defend ourselves if management disciplines one of us unfairly.
AFA’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help Delta Flight Attendants who experience problems on the job confidentially, with resources and assistance to help you get through.