Members of the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, voted
to join forces with the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO,
in a historic vote that was counted Monday. Fifty-seven percent of
those who cast valid ballots voted for the merger. Forty-seven
percent of AFA's membership voted.
By a razor-thin margin, the pilots at America West Airlines
(AWA) have rejected a tentative agreement for a new labor contract.
The vote was 725-720 against the offer, with 97.2 percent of the
1,487 eligible pilots voting.
Safety Recommendations A-03-51 through -54
The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following
recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration:
Conduct en route inspections and observe ground training, flight
training, and proficiency checks at all 14 Code of Federal
Regulations Part 135 on-demand charter operations as is done at
Part 121 operations and Part 135 commuter operations to ensure the
adequacy, quality, and standardization of pilot training and flight