Thursday, August 30, 2007

AFA petitions to unionize Compass Airlines F/As

Compass Airlines logoThe Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the world's largest flight attendant union, recently filed a petition with the National Mediation Board (NMB) to hold a representational election on behalf of Compass Airlines flight attendants. If the NMB verifies that a sufficient number of union representation cards signed by Compass flight attendants have been collected by AFA, a secret ballot election to vote on union representation will be called.

Compass Airlines, is a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines. The new regional carrier began service earlier this year, operating as Northwest Airlink. By the end of 2007, the airline expects to employ over 300 people and to operate a fleet of 10 aircraft from its Minneapolis, Detroit and Memphis hubs.