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Flight Attendant Union Applauds Arizona Governor for Veto of Discrimination Bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today cheered the veto of Senate Bill 1062 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Earlier this week, AFA joined thousands of activists and marched on the State Capitol building demanding the veto.

AFA also issued a direct appeal to Governor Brewer cautioning that allowing SB 1062 to become law would be "a historic and economic step backwards – one that could lead to a hostile environment for AFA members who live, work and transit Arizona." Additionally, AFA is concerned about the impact of such discriminatory practices on air traffic to Arizona cities where Flight Attendants work.

AFA has a long, distinguished history of advocating for equality. Among the nation's leaders in overcoming discrimination, AFA has worked to ensure that women receive equal pay, to improve working conditions, and even fought for Flight Attendants' rights to marry and have children. AFA remains a leader in calling for inclusion and benefits for all members regardless of gender, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 68 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 60,000 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.

SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)

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