Organizing Update

San Manuel Resort and Casino

Members of CWA Local 9400 have successfully executed a Memorandum of Agreement with San Manuel Resort and Casino in Highland, Calif. The agreement ensures that all new hires will be members of CWA Local 9400. The employer plans to hire as many as 1,600 new workers as part of an upcoming expansion.

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Norse Atlantic Airways

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and Norse Atlantic Airways have agreed to a groundbreaking pre-hire agreement for U.S.-based Flight Attendant jobs at the new low-cost, long-haul start up airline. Norse expects to create a minimum of 700 Flight Attendant jobs in the U.S. The full contract, subject to ratification after certification that a majority of the Flight Attendants want union representation, includes industry-leading starting pay and job protections, healthcare, and a 401k among other key benefits.

"This is what respect for workers and our unions looks like," said AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson. "We are proud to provide a path of return to work for AFA members who flew in a similar long-haul, low-cost operation. . . Norse management is taking a refreshing approach to labor relations and demonstrating that the success of a business starts with good jobs. We are thrilled to announce this historic agreement and we look forward to getting people to work as soon as possible."