Within two weeks of announcing their intention to join AFA-CWA, Breeze Flight Attendants collected union authorization cards and filed for an election with the National Mediation Board (NMB). “Breeze Flight Attendants organized faster than almost any campaign I’ve ever seen. The solidarity and recognition of their worth is inspiring. We can’t wait to make the union they’ve built together official with this election,” said Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson.
Flight Attendants at Breeze have cited pay and workplace rule inconsistencies, as well as insufficient work hours and disrespect from management, as reasons for joining the union.
Flight Attendants at Breeze are ready to join AFA-CWA.
Journalists Organizing Across Texas
There is a wave of organizing in newsrooms across the state of Texas, with journalists, editors, business staff, and photojournalists demanding recognition as members of the Newsguild-CWA. Newsroom staff at three Texas newspapers have organized since the start of the new year: the Texas Tribune, the San Antonio Report, and the San Antonio Express News.
Local journalism is under attack, with layoffs impacting workers across the industry and threatening a vital democratic institution. Journalists and newsroom workers are joining together with unprecedented solidarity—with 90-100 percent of staff signing union cards—to defend independent journalism.
As longtime San Antonio Report reporter Iris Dimmick put it, “A union is the best way—as part of our inevitable evolution—to codify the progress we’ve made and sustain our journalism for the future.”