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THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TAKES PASSENGER SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO MINNEAPOLIS

THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TAKES PASSENGER SAFETY CAMPAIGN
 TO MINNEAPOLIS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO (AFA), will be operating a safety information booth at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for the next week beginning tomorrow.
 The booth, designed to educate the flying public about cabin safety, is staffed by flight attendants and gives passengers a first-hand look at safety equipment found on commercial aircraft. Visitors are taught to don oxygen masks, use flotation devices and open emergency exits as part of the exhibit.
 The booth also demonstrates to passengers the most important safety feature on any aircraft: the flight attendant. As safety professionals, flight attendants are trained to handle any emergency, from in-flight illness to terrorist attack.
 While the booth constantly travels the country increasing awareness among passengers, its arrival in Minneapolis coincides with AFA's current representational battle with the Teamsters at Northwest Airlines. Responding to thousands of requests from flight attendants at NWA, AFA began a card-signing campaign last fall. That campaign garnered signatures requesting AFA on the property from more than 70 percent of the 8,400 Northwest attendants. Election ballots will be mailed out by the National Mediation Board tomorrow.
 The safety booth, manned by AFA flight attendants and supporters, will be located at the south end of the main terminal next to the entrances of the Gold and Red concourses. The booth will be open beginning tomorrow at 6 a.m, and will be open every even day for the next week.
 The Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, represents 32,000 flight attendants on 20 airlines and is the largest flight attendant union in the world.
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 /CONTACT: Deb Wilk, 612-851-9920, or David Melancon, 202-328-5400, both of the Association of Flight Attendants/ CO: Association of Flight Attendants ST: Minnesota IN: SU:


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