After Prolonged Labor Battle, Mesa Flight Attendants To Vote On New Contract, Better Pay
In negotiations since 2012 under a bankruptcy contract and without any significant pay or benefit increases for over a decade, flight attendants at Mesa Airlines, a regional carrier for American and United, will be voting in September on a new contract that promises economic and quality of life gains. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA announced the tentative four year agreement on Friday. The agreement, covering over 1100 workers, addresses wage concerns and includes significant work rule and economic improvements.
While AFA-CWA Mesa President Heather Stevenson described the union and the company as “far apart” less than two weeks ago, negotiations were resolved with the assistance of the National Mediation Board after the union engaged the public at airports across the country this month in their fight for a fair contract and a livable wage.