Breeze Airways Flight Attendants announce union campaign with AFA

A Breeze Airways A220 flies into the sunset.
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Flight Attendants at Breeze Airways have recently announced their campaign to form a union, aligning with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA).

This development brings together over 50,000 cabin crew members from 19 different airlines, with nearly 600 Flight Attendants at seven bases constituting the workgroup.

The Need for Certainty and Respect

AFA International President Sara Nelson expressed strong support for Breeze Flight Attendants, emphasizing their right to the certainty of a union contract and the respect they deserve on the job.

Nelson stated, “Breeze Flight Attendants deserve the certainty of a union contract and respect on the job. We’re proud to welcome them to our Flight Attendant Union, and we’re ready to help them secure everything they deserve.”

Challenges in the Skies

Flight Attendants at Breeze have encountered a myriad of challenges, including a constantly changing set of workplace rules, issues with pay, substandard hotel accommodations, insufficient work hours, and notably low compensation for time spent away from their base.


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Moreover, reports highlight instances of disrespectful treatment from management, further highlighting the urgency of union representation for Breeze Airways’ Flight Attendants.

To solidify their stance, Breeze Flight Attendants are actively collecting union authorization cards. These cards will serve as a crucial step before filing for an election with the National Mediation Board (NMB) under the Railway Labor Act.

The NMB, a federal agency overseeing union representation elections for air and rail workers, plays a pivotal role in ensuring fair and democratic processes.

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About Breeze Airways

Breeze Airways, a low-cost airline headquartered in Utah, commenced operations in May 2021.

The airline, founded by industry veteran David Neeleman, boasts an impressive legacy, with Neeleman having co-founded Morris Air, WestJet, JetBlue, and Azul Linhas Aereas in the past.

About the Association of Flight Attendants

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 over 78 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.

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