WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Flight Attendants at charter airline Omni Air International, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted by 78 percent to ratify a first contract. The agreement provides immediate pay raises, defined schedule and work rules as well as job security with due process.
“Omni Flight Attendants provide safe passage and unique service all over the world as one of America’s premier charter carriers. Flight Attendants stood together to achieve a contract that respects our role as aviation’s first responders and our contributions to the success of the airline,” said Bradley Butterfield, AFA Omni Air President. “This contract will make a real difference in our compensation and it provides a secure future with protections on the job. I am proud of my flying partners and fellow AFA members. This is only the beginning of what we will accomplish together.”
Omni Air International, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, operates international and domestic passenger charters. In addition, Omni Air also provides cargo and troop airlift for the U.S. military. The contract was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 72 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.
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SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO