Aviation Workers to Converge at White House, Urge U.S. Gov’t to Deny NAI


Obama Administration Must Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2016) —Members of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers will converge in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs.

Hundreds of workers from the AFL-CIO, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Communication Workers of America, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots, the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association, and the Transport Workers Union of America will call for a free marketplace and urge the Obama administration to #DenyNAI.

WHAT:       Aviation Workers’ Day of Action to Call on President Obama to #DenyNAI

WHO:   AFL-CIO
Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
Allied Pilots Association
Association of Flight Attendants–CWA
Association of Professional Flight Attendants
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

WHEN:      Thursday, May 12, 2016, Noon––Remarks, 12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.––Picket in front of the White House

WHERE:     Lafayette Square (Directly north of the White House, H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, NW)

Note to journalists: All equipment is prohibited from coming into contact with the ground in Lafayette Square. All cameras must be handheld.

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