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Flight attendant union supports US anti-discrimination act

US trade union The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said it is supporting the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013.

This bill, passed by the United States Senate, would prohibit an employer from using an individual´s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity as the basis for adverse or different treatment in employment or employment opportunities.

Over the years, AFA said it has negotiated flight attendant contracts that protect LGBTQ members against employment discrimination.

Without state and federal protections, these contracts provide legal protections and help ensure LGBTQ workers have a workplace that is free against employment discrimination, harassment and unfair working conditions, the unions said.

The Association of Flight Attendants is focused 100% on flight attendant issues. Nearly 60,000 flight attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO.

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