MIAMI, FL – Miami Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have voted 93 percent to ratify a new contract. The 5-year agreement provides immediate pay raises and and improved work rules for Flight Attendants. The charter airline flies major NHL, NBA, NFL sports teams.
“Miami Air Flight Attendants stood together throughout negotiations and a year ago, authorized a strike if necessary. We ratified a new contract that will provide much needed wage increases for Flight Attendants and their families,” said Natasha Glasper, AFA Miami Air President.
Negotiations began in January 2015. The National Mediation Board has overseen negotiations through mediation since December 2015. Flight Attendants overwhelmingly authorized a strike in October 2017. Miami Air is a charter airline, privately owned by TSI Holding Company of St. Louis, MO, operating flights for vacation tour companies and major sports teams including for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Heat, Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils.
The Association of Flight Attendants has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 73 years. AFA has been a critical force in raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America.