Poor Air Quality on Aircraft? Report It!

  SICK FROM POOR AIRCRAFT AIR QUALITY? REPORT IT – EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU’LL BE BETTER SOON AND CALL AFA-CWA FOR HELP Many different types of chemicals can contaminate the cabin air, including exhaust fumes, deicing fluid, electrical fumes, and jet fuel. All of these can make you sick. AFA-CWA is especially concerned if […]

Fumes Onboard – Practicle Advice for FA’s

Fumes onboard? Overview and practical advice for AFA-CWA members   Have you read the recent high-profile media reports about crews getting sick from breathing toxic fumes (unpleasant, unexplained odors) inflight? AFA-CWA has long been a leader among unions in working to address this complex and difficult problem of fumes onboard, which the industry has tried […]

Onboard Exposure to Smoke and Fumes – Q & A

Answers to frequently asked questions: Onboard Exposure to Smoke/Fumes Prepared by: Judith Anderson AFA-CWA Air Safety, Health, & Security Dept. judith@AFAnet.org — 206-932-6237 What are the possible sources of smoke and fumes in the cabin? There are many sources of smoke, haze, fog, and odors (fumes) in the cabin and flight deck. In-cabin sources include […]

Negotiations Update – April

Horizon Negotiations Update April 2019 AFA and management met again in Seattle, from April 16-18. for three full days in Seattle. AFA’s committee members are MEC President Ed Hawes; Flight Attendants Joelle Fuhrman and Tanya Phillips; and our professional negotiator and attorney, Kimberley Chaput. Management’s team consisted of Michelle Abidoye, Managing Director, People and Labor […]

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcohol addiction, its causes, effective treatment, and recovery. Alcohol addiction is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people can and do recover. It is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members […]

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