September 2, 2013
By Stephanie West
Washington, DC – US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants, a division of CWA, issued a statement on August 30, 2013 after a federal judge scheduled an expedited trial date for the Department of Justice's anti-trust case against the US Airways/American Airlines merger. AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin said the following:
"US Airways Flight Attendants are ready to make the most out of the opportunities available through the creation of the world's largest airline, which will provide real competition for Delta and United and a positive outlook for workers. Our union supported the motion for a November trial date because both US Airways and American Airlines front line workers deserve to know what our future holds.
We applaud today's court decision for a November 25 trial start date and we are optimistic that the judge will agree that the benefits of this merger, for both workers and consumers alike, will help to create a stronger aviation system."
Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants are part of he AFA, a division of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).