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Flight Attendant Union to Slater -- We Got Your Back

8/12/2010 4:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steven Slater officially has the biggest flight attendant union on the planet in his corner -- we're told his new ally wants to give him everything from legal resources to therapy ... and he ain't even a member.

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A rep for the Association of Flight Attendants tells TMZ, "We want to advance the profession no matter what. Sometimes in order to do that we must help people who may not necessarily be members."

According to the rep, the AFA is prepared to provide Steven with legal assistance if he wants it -- which might be helpful because he is currently charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of criminal trespass.

FYI -- the AFA represents over 50,000 flight attendants from 22 airlines -- but JetBlue ain't one of 'em.

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MsPity    

Such a F*&in LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1477 days ago
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Phreaky    

It is absurd he was arrested and charged with anything. If you walked out your emergency exit at work - would YOU be arrested? Because his involved a blow-up slide that looks like it would be a blast to slide down, they somehow decided that someone could have died? Makes absolutely no sense at all.

1477 days ago
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MikeD    

GRAB IT SLATER - IT'S A FREEBEE dude ! Short of that... Next time (if there is one). Hold your breath, suck it up, and retire in writing the next day. Don't do something foolish that makes you 'look' like a hero.. but ruin your 20 years experience. I swear some people just don't have the.... Well you can complete the sentence.

1477 days ago
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MikeD    

Any of you celeb. folks with HUGE HEADS AND EGOS... Ever thought You are making your own will out in advance. What stupid people they are.

1477 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

It is absurd he was arrested and charged with anything. If you walked out your emergency exit at work - would YOU be arrested? Because his involved a blow-up slide that looks like it would be a blast to slide down, they somehow decided that someone could have died? Makes absolutely no sense at all.

Posted at 12:30 AM on Aug 12, 2010 by Disturbed
why is it absurd?if you had been below that slide on the flight line you most likely would be dead,that slide blasts out of there with the force of an air bag in your car.Next time you get a plane and your delayed,does that mean you can pop that slide and expect not to go to jail?

1477 days ago
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yarner    

I'M SEEING THAT SOMEWHERE IN THE PREVIOUS 24HR CYCLE LEVIN AND CO. PULLED THE "EX-WIFE" INTERVIEW!!! HARVEY YOU ARE SO SELF-RIGHTEOUS AND SNOTTY. I DON'T SEE ANY RETRACTION OR APOLOGY. SO TURNED OUT THE GAY GUY NEVER HAD AN EX-WIFE? HOPE YOU FIRED THE "REPORTER" THAT TURNED THAT ONE FOR YOU.

1477 days ago
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yarner    

AND OF COURSE BECAUSE THIS SLATER GUY IS HOMOSEXUAL SUDDENLY HE'S A SYMPATHETIC CHARACTER, A VICTIM, RATHER THAN THE USUAL "POSTAL" CRAZY WHITE PERSON. AREN'T WE TIRED OF THIS. AS FAR AS LEVIN DOING THE INTV IN-STUDIO WITH THE EX-WIFE HIMSELF?.......GLASS RECTUMS ARE A BITCH!

1477 days ago
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texasknight1    

why hasnt the female thats caused all of this came out. how come they allowed her to go into the public free..

i say charge her for assault.. and if anyone else acts like this on a plane allow the federal air marshalls to shoot them..

the plane was moving and she could have waited.. but no.. she stood up to grab her bag.. thats an act of terrorism!

this is the day we live in..

1477 days ago
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sharon    

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It is absurd he was arrested and charged with anything. If you walked out your emergency exit at work - would YOU be arrested? Because his involved a blow-up slide that looks like it would be a blast to slide down, they somehow decided that someone could have died? Makes absolutely no sense at all.

Posted at 12:30 AM on Aug 12, 2010 by Disturbed

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WOW, Smh, walking out the emergency exit at work is different. It's a door where you have control of how fast or slow you open it. The emergency exit on the plane, once activated, opens without any speed control, so had someone been standing there, ( Thank God no one was ), they could have been seriously hurt or gotten killed. SMH....

1477 days ago
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Wakawakawaka    

I want to be mad at him but I cant. Apparently he was hit in the head by this bag from these two heifers who were fighting over the overhead space.They work really hard and are treated very badly. Unfortunately they are sometimes left on these long flights with their abusers.

He followed all procedures to make sure the slide had cleared all civilians and he slid his azz down... took some cool beverages(lol) and hightailed it home. Honestly that was better than him becoming physically violent. Drop the charges and let the man be... Maybe his next career could be doing late night infomercials(like Sham-wow) or co-hosting on the view(to take on loud mouth Elizabeth Hasselbeck) cause dude has spunk!!!!! lol

1477 days ago
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Bob    

Does anyone wonder why business is anti-union? This loser should get a job picking potatoes or something where he doesn't have any contact with people, not in an airline.

1477 days ago
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awards    

Jet Blue should back it's employee.

1477 days ago
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jen    

Wow-Jet Blue is non-union?

They will be my first choice when flying from now on!!

1477 days ago
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becky    

So now the truth is starting to come out about what really happened on this flight. I guess your hero was a big jerk through out the entire flight...TMZ stop glorifying these people who don't deserve it. Both parties were in the wrong but this guy went way over the top and should be punished.

1477 days ago
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becky    

I want to be mad at him but I cant. Apparently he was hit in the head by this bag from these two heifers who were fighting over the overhead space.They work really hard and are treated very badly. Unfortunately they are sometimes left on these long flights with their abusers.

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Other passengers said this morning that he had that cut on his head before the plane took off. So, they guy getting down his bag did not do it. People need to get the facts before they turn some jerk into their daily hero. Get a life and become your own hero.

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