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U.S. State Department to Announce Understanding with Qatar

U.S. State Department to Announce Understanding with Qatar

AFA Interactive: January 29, 2018

Media outlets reported yesterday that the U.S. Government and Qatar have reached a diplomatic understanding: "Qatar is expected to agree on Tuesday to release detailed financial information about its state-owned Qatar Airways, U.S. State Department officials said late on Sunday, a move that follows pressure from U.S. airlines for it to disclose any potential subsidies it has received." Reuters report >

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Qatar to agree to new financial disclosures for state owned-airline: U.S. officials

Qatar to agree to new financial disclosures for state owned-airline: U.S. officials

Originally published in Reuters on January 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar is expected to agree on Tuesday to release detailed financial information about its state-owned Qatar Airways, U.S. State Department officials said late on Sunday, a move that follows pressure from U.S. airlines for it to disclose any potential subsidies it has received.

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Support LGBTQ Flight Attendants! Join Pride @ Work

Support LGBTQ Flight Attendants! Join Pride @ Work

Will you help build power for LGBTQ working people by joining Pride @ Work? These next three years will be crucial for LGBTQ rights. Studies show recent attacks on equality have led to half of the country stating that it is okay to discriminate against people for who they are or who they love.

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Experts Explain Why Sexual Assaults Occur On Airplanes & What Airlines Can Do To Stop It

Experts Explain Why Sexual Assaults Occur On Airplanes & What Airlines Can Do To Stop It

Originally posted on Bustle — It seems like every few months brings a new story about sexual assault on an airline flight. In March, a woman on a flight from Tampa to Toronto claimed she was sexually assaulted by a fellow passenger. In April, a woman was reportedly groped by an intoxicated man on a flight while her daughter sat right next to her, and the flight attendants kept bringing the man alcohol. In July, a woman claimed she woke up to a man masturbating next to her on an American Airlines flight. And these are just the reports that make it into the news — meaning that it's likely that many more incidents occur without attracting media publicity.

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Flight Attendants

What the Government Shutdown Means for Flight Attendants

January 20, 2018 — The U.S. government is officially shut down. This is not just about services, this is about jobs and families. Hundreds of thousands of government workers are spending the morning securing government offices, setting voicemail and email notifications, and completing shutdown plans: They are out of work with no knowledge of when Congress will act to get them back to work. The remaining million workers who are considered 'essential' employees are required to come to work without pay until funding resumes. This means millions of families are shouldering the impact of no agreement in Congress.

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15 Ways the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown Could Affect You

15 Ways the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown Could Affect You

Originally published in TIME -- Unless lawmakers can get their act together by Friday, the federal government is going to run out of money. And while Republicans are aiming to pass a stopgap measure to avoid a government shutdown and fund government through late December 2017, the task is complicated by a standoff between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats over immigration and other issues.

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Tackling Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Starting the Conversation to Tackle Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault 

A national discussion on sexual assault and sexual harassment has lifted the veil on a silent epidemic in our society. This provides us with an opportunity for real change that advances equality and safety for all of our sisters and brothers. As Flight Attendants we have a unique opportunity to join a positive dialogue about the change we want to see and the world we want for our children. We are on the frontlines of public discussion, and we must also recognize what this moment means for our careers, our flying partners and all of the people on our planes.

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