I was perusing some friends' profiles on Facebook when I saw a link to the NO WAY AFA group who have started a Facebook page. In all honesty, I was getting ready to commend them (even though I differ in opinion) for coming out of the shadows of anonymity and, as activists for their cause, putting their names forth in such a fashion. It was also interesting to note that some of them are actually open to and encouraging Town Hall type meetings between pro and anti-AFA f/a's from NW and DL. They were invited to do this during the last campaign but refused so I thought, ' hey...the fear of AFA passing this time (with NW f/a's) has caused them to rethink their strategy' and I was ready to commend them for this change and willingness to come out of the closet, so-to-speak, and discuss the differences. That was until I saw one of them posted that AFA/CWA Pres. Pat Friend supposedly said, and I quote from the poster: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5566...&topic=6584 â€œFlight attendants are highly trained safety and security professionals. The successful evacuation was an overwhelming example of the need for union flight attendants on aircraft.â€ Friend said her union provides flight attendants with extensive training on emergency evacuations, and noted that each year union members undergo additional training to ensure proficiency. So I did a google to find this quote and nowhere did I find it. I only found the following from USA Today.com: http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/ite...k=61425934.blog In a statement, union president Patricia Friend, says: "We applaud our AFA-CWA flight attendants for their professionalism in today's emergency water landing. Flight attendants are highly trained safety and security professionals and todayâ€™s successful evacuation is an overwhelming example of the necessary role flight attendants serve on board the aircraft. Flight attendants receive extensive training on emergency evacuations and each year they undergo additional training to ensure their proficiency." If anyone can find where Pat Friend says that AFA trains f/a's in evacuations, please let me know as I can't seem to find this quote. Personally, I believe that is because it doesn't exist. For a group that claims the pro-union side is full of half-truths and only emotional reaction, I would say the anti-union side is doing a pretty good job as well. Let me just say that my hats are off to ALL crewmembers of US 1549.