For over a decade, the
Association of Flight Attendants-Communication Workers of America (afa-CWA) has been telling us that if we
elect it, our lives will be more secure.
If we look at all of their claims, we wonder if they can ever live
up to all that they promise. We
have questions that the afa-CWA cannot answer.
How can the afa-CWA
promise that it will protect our jobs now, when
the afa-CWA carriers have furloughed flight attendants?
How can the afa-CWA
promise that it will deliver an industry leading contract, when
the contractual raises at US Airways and United are not even keeping up
Why does the afa-CWA
promise that we need a legally enforceable contract, when it cannot
enforce contractual provisions in contracts that it has already
Why didn't the afa-CWA enforce its “No Furlough
clause” at US Airways? What
is the use of a contract if the afa-CWA will not bother enforce its “legally
binding contract” in court?
The afa-CWA activists say that they are pro flight
attendant and pro-company. If
this is true, why are they always engaging in personal attacks on our
company and management?
The AFA says that
Delta Flight Attendants need AFA protection, but if the AFA lost so
much money and finally wasted itself to the point of having to merge with
the CWA because of the last campaign, doesn’t it need us more than we
need it? Didn’t Pat Friend actually
say this in a
The afa-CWA promises us
that it can bring us dignity and respect. If this is true, why are
United flight attendants publicly stating that United does not respect
are the afa-CWA represented flight attendants at United Air Lines trying
to replace the afa-CWA with the UFAU?
The afa-CWA makes all of
these promises. Why won’t it just be honest and tell us the truth
about what it can and cannot do?
We hear these promises
from the AFA, but they sound hollow.
We all are left with a feeling of doubt.
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doubt that the
can deliver on all of its promises that it makes to us.
The afa-CWA cannot even deliver on its promises where it already represents
flight attendants. The afa-CWA talk is just that, talk. The afa-CWA will
bring us more trouble
it is worth.