I’ve been a Delta flight attendant for 4 years, and I’m thrilled to be part of organizing our union.

The need is clear. Flight Attendants at Delta shared story after story of outrageous demands by management: people who have been rerouted three times, or calls coming in at 2 and 3 in the morning to move trips up by as much as 12 hours, or Flight Attendants placed in scheduling nightmares after commuter flights are canceled without any support. Other airlines with contracts can’t even contemplate these situations.

Operational meltdowns aren't unique to Delta, but because we don't have a contract, Delta management does have the unique ability to throw our scheduling “rules” out the door for “the needs of the operation."

Participation in CRAF evacuation flights can be extremely rewarding. It can serve as a hands-on way of being part of an international relief effort. If you are considering volunteering for a CRAF evacuation flight or if you have been scheduled for this important work, please consider the following stress prevention and management tips:
It seems like there’s a new example every day of why it matters to have a contract and a union to back you up.

As Delta Flight Attendants, we prepare for and respond to emergency situations onboard to keep the traveling public safe, but who is supporting us during and after these incidents occur?

AFA’s Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP) provides robust help and benefits to assist Flight Attendants who need support following traumatic or critical incidents, on and off the aircraft.

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.