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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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Harvard Publishes Study about Uniform Reactions at Alaska 2011-2014

Harvard Publishes Study about Uniform Reactions at Alaska 2011-2014

AFA continues to fight for safe uniforms at PSA, Envoy, and Piedmont

Published on Jan. 3, 2018, a study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health documents “a relationship between health complaints and the introduction of new uniforms” among Flight Attendants at Alaska Airlines from 2011-14. The Harvard study is published and you can download a free copy here.

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New Changes Coming to DOT Testing Rule in 2018

New Changes Coming to DOT Testing Rule in 2018

December 20, 2017 - The Department of Transportation (DOT) is making changes to the DOT Testing rule which will take effect January 1, 2018. Below is a summary of some important changes and how they will affect Flight Attendants.

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Passing of Barbara Drucker

Passing of Barbara Drucker

December 17, 2017 -- It is with a broken heart and great sadness that we share with you that Barbara Drucker, AFA MEC VP and Local President in Philadelphia for Air Wisconsin, died suddenly and unexpectedly today. Barbara spent the weekend baking holiday cookies with her daughter and twin grandchildren. Last night Barbara returned to her own home without any concerns. This morning Barbara called her daughter with complaints of chest pains who then picked Barbara up for transport to medical care. During that car ride, Barbara passed away from a heart attack.

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Fill Congress' Voicemail Box: Tax Plan Would Increase Middle Class Taxes

Fill Congress' Voicemail Box: Tax Plan Would Increase Middle Class Taxes

Stop Tax PlanDecember 15, 2017 - The tax plan currently before Congress will raise taxes on Flight Attendants and working families to cut taxes for the super rich and give corporations new incentives to send more U.S. jobs overseas. Republicans in Congress have reached a deal on the tax plan. The House and Senate will have to vote one final time before the bill can pass. This is our last chance to stop this harmful bill that gives more cuts to corporations while raising middle class taxes and jeopardizing healthcare for millions

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Starting the Conversation to Tackle Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Starting the Conversation to Tackle Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault 

Washington Post op-ed

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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