US Cathay Pacific flight attendants join Association of Flight Attendants

US-based Cathay Pacific Airlines flight attendants have joined the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the association said.

In a union representation election, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that 97% of the voters elected AFA as their collective bargaining representative.

Cathay Pacific operates multiple cabin crew units in the US, Canada, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok. Cathay Pacific has daily flights out of LAX, SFO, JFK, BOS and ORD to Hong Kong. The company employs approximately 450 cabin crew in the US with bases at SFO, LAX and JFK.

The Association of Flight Attendants focuses 100% on flight attendant issues for 71 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 form the AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.