|Tuesday, November 1, 2016
APFA is pleased to congratulate the Flight Attendants of Southwest Airlines and their union, TWU, on the ratification of their new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
With 89% of their members participating in the vote, 54% voted to ratify the 24 month agreement. It includes a 6% pay increase at DOS and additional 3% wage increases over the life of the contract, for a total of over 12% compounded wage increases over the next two years. This puts the top out pay of a Southwest Flight Attendant at over $72 an hour in 2018. In addition, they will receive a 16% signing bonus valued at $105 million.
As you know, American Airlines Flight Attendants have not had a true Section 6 CBA in nearly 15 years since 2001. APFA will continue to press our new management team to recognize our Flight Attendants as worthy of true industry leading pay and benefits; noting that we are competitors of not only United, but Delta and Southwest as well.
APFA is a strong and independent Union comprised of 25,000 hard-working Flight Attendants of American Airlines. Like any organization, opinions and interests are varied. What makes APFA unique, though, is its highly democratic process which allows members to make their voices heard through the direct election of their Union representatives and voting power on all Constitutional changes. APFA is proud of its membership’s diversity, passion, and advocacy.
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