Labor Union

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

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Washington, DC

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The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) is a union representing over 50,000 flight attendants across 17 airlines. 1 The AFA is part of the 700,000-strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), which itself is an affiliate of the wider American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). 2

Political Advocacy

2019 House Democrats Issues Conference

Sara Nelson, president of Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, participated in a discussion titled “Standing up for America’s Working People” at the 2019 House Democrats Issues Conference. She was joined by Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union; and Lee Saunders, president of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. 3


  1. “About AFA.” CWA. Accessed June 21, 2021.
  2. Quinnell, Kenneth. “Get to Know AFL-CIO’s Affiliates: Communications Workers of America: AFL-CIO.” AFL. Accessed June 21, 2021.
  3. ”2019 Issues Conference (Brochure).” House Democrats. Accessed April 11, 2019. Available:

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Sara Nelson
    International President
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Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

501 3rd St NW
Washington, DC 20001