Mesa Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by AFA-CWA, voted by 97 percent to ratify a new contract with economic and work rule improvements for more than 1,100 Flight Attendants.
"Mesa Flight Attendants voted for a huge step forward that provides a strong foundation for our future," said Heather Stevenson, AFA-CWA President at Mesa Airlines. "Mesa Flight Attendants worked for years to be recognized for our work and dedication as aviation's first responders. This contract will make a significant difference for Mesa Flight Attendants and their families."
The four-year agreement addresses concerns about Mesa Flight Attendant wages in comparison to other regional carriers. It includes initial pay raises of up to 20 percent, with additional increases in subsequent years that will substantially improve pay for all Flight Attendants over the life of the agreement. The contract also includes increased schedule flexibility with a preferential bidding system, provisions to protect Flight Attendants in delays and cancellations, and improved work rules.
The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB).
Air Transport International (ATI)
Air Transport International (ATI) Flight Attendants, represented by AFA-CWA, reached a tentative agreement for a first contract.
"ATI Flight Attendants have worked hard to achieve a first contract. Negotiations began with our successful organizing campaign in 2016. By standing together, we were able to achieve a solid first contract recognizing the substantial contributions of Flight Attendants to the airline," said Kristen Hillman, AFA-CWA ATI President.
The six-year agreement covers over 30 Flight Attendants. It provides immediate pay raises and defined schedule and work rules.