Over 300 Flight Attendants Descend on Capitol Hill for Rally

MARCH 17, 2016 - Over 300 Flight Attendants from across the industry descended on Capitol Hill to Rally for Rest. Flight Attendants from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the Transport Workers Union joined together to Fight for 10. They visited all 541 Congressional offices to advocate for these provisions.

Due to Flight Attendants' pressure the Senate included a Fatigue Risk Management Plan in their version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill. AFA supported components achieved today during the Senate markup:
  • FAA Fatigue Risk Management Plan
  • Mechanical (non-chemical) Disinsection on Commercial Flights
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Training
  • Ban on Voice Communications in Flight
  • No Knives on Planes
  • FAA Review of Evacuation Certification Standards.
Check out more from the rally on Twitter here.

2016 Rally for Rest

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