MARCH 14, 2016 - It is time to make a final push to get our 10 hours minimum rest and fatigue management is included in the FAA Reauthorization bill. Last week, Senators Thune (R-SD) and Nelson (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016.
The Senate has included language on our rest, but it doesn’t go far enough. The proposed language means rest for Flight Attendants will be most often reduced to 9 hours. The language also leaves out a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FMRP) that would actually address the issue of Flight Attendant fatigue.
The entire affiliated labor community supports our call for more rest. Let’s keep this momentum going. We need you to call your Senator TODAY.
"Hello, my name is _________ and I live in _________. I urge Senator ___________ to support 10 hours minimum rest – irreducible - and the inclusion of a Fatigue Risk Management Plan for Flight Attendants in the FAA Reauthorization Bill mark-up this Wednesday. The Senate needs to adopt the bipartisan language on rest and safety included in the House version of the bill. This is about safety, my health and equality. And it is essential to maintaining the world’s safest aviation system."
Check the list at the end of this update - if your Senator is listed your call is especially important. If your Senator is not listed, your call is still important for building momentum to get adequate rest and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will mark up their bill on March 16, the same day that hundreds of Flight Attendants will be attending the Rally for Rest.
RSVP for the Rally for Rest
There is still time to RSVP and attend the Rally. You can be a part of history as Flight Attendants converge on the U.S. Capitol to tell Senators provide the rest that is so vital to our role as aviation’s first responders. Register now!
Senators to Call:
If your Senator is not listed, call the switchboard to connect with yours: (202) 224-3121.
Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
|MA||Edward J. Markey||202-224-2742|
|MI||Gary C. Peters||202-224-6221|
|NJ||Cory A. Booker||202-224-3224|
|MS||Roger F. Wicker||202-224-6253|