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Separated Families Intersecting with Aviation

Separated Families Intersecting with Aviation

June 20, 2018

Flight Attendants are first responders. We take pride in the job we do to connect people, bring families together, and serve as ambassadors of freedom as we fly to every corner of the earth. When we see someone in distress, we want to help. AFA condemns any action to purposefully separate children from their parents.

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TSA: Fliers will face more scrutiny for powders in carry-on bags

TSA: Fliers will face more scrutiny for powders in carry-on bags

Originally published in USA TODAY on June 19, 2018. 

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What You Need to Know: Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31

What You Need to Know: Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31

Any day now, the Supreme Court will decide a case called Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, that threatens to take away the rights of working people to join together and negotiate for better wages and working conditions. The results of this case will affect people working in the public sector.

 

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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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