Flight Attendant Fight for 10

Flight Attendant Fight for 10

Flight Attendant's rest should equal pilot rest in order to do our work as aviation's first responders. 

Congress needs to act now to combat Flight Attendant fatigue with 10 hours irreducible rest for Flight Attendants. And, keeping our jobs under U.S. contracts requires lawmakers to stop "flags of convenience" business models from outsourcing our jobs to countries with the lowest labor standards. Rest and jobs! Act now!

8 to 10 Day of Action Checklist

Make sure to complete the checklist before taking off today:

  1. Go to afacwa.org/8-10.
  2. Find your airport. Choose by your base, a city where you fly frequently or an airport in your home state.
  3. Tweet at every elected official listed on the airport page. 
  4. Follow up with calls to your Senators and Representative. The phone number and script is located at the bottom of each airport action page. 
  5. Spread the word to get as many people tweeting and calling as possible.

We win with focused persistence. Your voice counts! Use it!

Back up your tweets with direct calls to your representatives in Congress. 

Dial 855-980-2366 to be connected to your Representative to deliver this message:

"I'm your constituent and I'm calling to urge my Representative to vote for the FAA Reauthorization bill that includes 10 hours non-reducible rest for Flight Attendants and prevents the outsourcing of aviation jobs. Flight Attendants can't wait any longer for these safety and job protections. Thank you."

Dial 855-534-1774 twice to reach both of your Senators and deliver this message:

"I'm your constituent and I'm calling to urge my Senator to include language in the FAA Bill to ensure Flight Attendants have 10 hours non-reducible minimum rest and to prevent the flags-of-convenience model from shipping aviation jobs out of our country. Flight Attendants can't wait any longer for these safety and job provisions. Thank you."

Flight Attendants are entrusted with the safety, health, and security of our passengers on a daily basis. Studies commissioned by Congress make it clear that more rest should be mandated for Flight Attendants to combat fatigue. Current federal regulation "rest" rules provide only 8 hours after a 14 hour day. But that "rest" time includes passenger deplaning, travel to and check in at our hotel, preparing for the next day, travel back to the airport, transiting security, crew briefing and safety checks, passenger boarding and finally the aircraft release from the gate. This likely means 4-5 hours of sleep before another long day, if all else goes well. 

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