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Flying this weekend? FBI says mixing alcohol and sleeping pills on flights increases risk of sexual assault

Flying this weekend? FBI says mixing alcohol and sleeping pills on flights increases risk of sexual assault

Originally posted from MarketWatch on May 25, 2018

The #MeToo movement has reached 35,000 feet.

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TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

TSA announces new members of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee

Originally posted from the Office of Transportation Security Administration on May 24, 2018

AFA Air Safety, Heath, and Security Director Chris Witkowski was reappointed to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). The ASAC is required by law and was established to enhance TSA’s security posture through consultation with key partners on aviation security matters, including on the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, rulemaking and security directives pertaining to aviation security.

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Frankel, Comstock Request Action to Combat Sexual Harassment in Airline Industry

Frankel, Comstock Request Action to Combat Sexual Harassment in Airline Industry

Originally posted from the Office of Congresswoman Lois Frankel on May 24, 2018

May 25, 2018 — Yesterday, Congresswomen Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) sent a letter to 30 airline executives requesting they take immediate action to address sexual harassment in the industry among flight attendants and passengers. Members are asking these industry leaders to publicly denounce sexual harassment, reinforce the role of flight attendants as safety professionals, and work with the Association of Flight Attendants to put in place policies to address this systemic issue.

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AFA Releases Uniform Safety Guide for Airlines, Congress, Media

AFA Releases Uniform Safety Guide for Airlines, Congress, Media

May 24, 2018 — AFA released a quick reference guide to secure safe uniforms, define the problem, and encourage airlines to take adequate steps to avoid the safety hazard. New uniforms are rolling out at major airlines next week and over the next few years. 

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AFA-CWA Scholarships Awarded

AFA-CWA Scholarships Awarded

May 24, 2018 — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to dependents of AFA members who will be attending a college or university.

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AFA-CWA Strong In the Fight Against Alzheimer's

AFA-CWA Strong In the Fight Against Alzheimer's

May 24, 2018 — AFA-CWA is Raising Awareness and Showing Support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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Honoring Aloha 243 on Workers Memorial Day

Honoring Aloha 243 on Workers Memorial Day

April 28, 2018

Dear AFA-CWA Members:

Today, pause to recognize Workers’ Memorial Day.

In 1970, the AFL-CIO declared April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day, remembering those who have died on the job and redoubling our efforts to maintain and promote safety at work. The great union organizer and activist Mother Jones gave us the rallying slogan for the day, “Mourn for the dead and fight like hell for the living.” This is our charge and we take it seriously in everything we do to improve our contracts, organize the unorganized, and demand the safest regulations and standards for our jobs.

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