Flight Attendants Demand Congress Passes Clean Homeland Security Funding Bill
Washington, DC (January 13, 2015) – Immediately following a rally on the Capitol steps with Democratic Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson issued a statement:
“We join the House Democratic Leadership in calling for a clean funding measure for critical DHS national security and safety programs through the end of the fiscal year. Flight Attendants usher members of our military to fight for our country's freedoms while Republicans are attacking military spouses at home through radical immigration policy riders. This is wrong and irresponsible. A week after a terrorist attack in France, and a tumultuous time of rising terrorism, now is not the time to play political games with our nation's security. AFA is calling on Congress to keep immigration out of this fight and pass a clean funding bill that will allow DHS to continue its work to keep airline workers and passengers safe.
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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 67 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.