Flight Attendant Union Calls on Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill
Washington, DC (March 24, 2016) — Last week, the Georgia State Assembly passed HB 757, an anti-LGBTQ bill. While proponents argue that the intent of the bill is to expand religious rights, the reality is that it paves the way for wide-ranging discrimination.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) Board of Directors Meeting is scheduled to be held in Atlanta at the end of May.
“The AFA Executive Board is looking for alternate locations for our upcoming Board meeting should this bill become law,” said AFA International President Sara Nelson. “We urge Gov. Deal to veto HB 757 and send a definitive message that Georgia is not, and will not, become a state that provides a legitimized pathway for hatred and discrimination.”
AFA was one of the first unions to include protections for LGBTQ members into our constitution and bylaws, and we remain opposed to any form of workplace discrimination.
“We promote the fundamental principle of equality, upon which our country was founded, because it makes all of us better. We will relentlessly battle the hate spewing from this bill in Georgia or wherever it may exist until our workplaces and communities are free of hate,” Nelson concluded.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 70 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.