#ExtendPSP Update, Prioritizing Frontline Workers for Vaccine

#ExtendPSP Update, Prioritizing Frontline Workers for Vaccine

(December 12, 2020) 

  • #ExtendPSP Update
  • AFA Joins Aviation Unions, Industry to Prioritize Frontline Workers in Vaccine Distribution
  • AFA to FAA: Keep 14-Day Quarantine for COVID-19 Exposures
  • AFA in the News


Yesterday afternoon, Congress extended the deadline to avert a government shutdown until December 18th. This means we have less than one week to get this #ReliefNow legislation over the finish line.

We need the Senate, House, and the Administration to get to work on a relief package. There has been some progress but they continue to argue over some outstanding issues which are not related to the PSP.

Thank you for continuing to Tweet up to every member of Congress with thousands of your personal stories and demanding action to extend the PSP and deliver #ReliefNow immediately.   

Congress MUST hear from us, our family members and friends, everyday.

Today and throughout the weekend, BURN UP THE PHONES! Make three calls to your Senators and Representatives every day.

SENATE: 888-848-4824
HOUSE: 888-907-9365

"Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that we need emergency relief and an extension of the Payroll Support Program TODAY. We are out of work and without healthcare. Do not leave Washington, D.C. without passing emergency relief for our families. Do your job. Thank you.”

Tweet Your Representative and Senators (add pictures of you in uniform to each and tag in @afa_cwa so we can amplify!):

We've made it easy to Tweet at your lawmakers. Click here to get started. Or, you can copy and paste the following Tweets into your Twitter. 

  • Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP
  • Flight Attendants are hurting—losing our jobs, healthcare, homes, more. We need #ReliefNow, not later. NOW. Relief can't wait. #ExtendPSP
  • I’m one of thousands of furloughed Flight Attendants who needs [tag your Senators/Representative] to act to extend the Payroll Support Program TODAY. We need #ReliefNow! #ExtendPSP

Don't have Twitter? Set up an account today to take action. Here's how

12/15: #ReliefNow Event in Las Vegas

Flight Attendants and activists in Las Vegas be sure to RSVP to the upcoming #ReliefNow event outside the offices of Senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto!

Tuesday, December 15
10:00 am
333 Las Vegas Blvd.
So Las Vegas, NV 89101


Plan your own #ReliefNow event>

AFA Joins Aviation Unions and Industry to urge CDC to Prioritize Aviation Workers as Essential in Vaccine Distribution

This week, we sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, asking for aviation workers as frontline workers, to be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

"As our country eagerly looks towards the FDA approval of this lifesaving vaccine, aviation workers will once again rise to the occasion. The vaccine distribution effort will be complex and involve extensive collaboration between federal and state governments along with private organizations. To succeed, the United States will need every asset available to perform optimally — including the frontline workers that keep our nation’s safe and efficient air transportation system operational.

Given the scientific, implementation and ethical considerations, we ask that you prioritize these frontline aviation workers in the next phase of vaccine allocation (Phase 1b) after health workers and residents in long term facilities in your upcoming recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

Read the letter>

AFA to FAA: Keep 14-Day Quarantine for COVID-19 Exposures

We sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on December 5, 2020 concerning new CDC guidance stating COVID-19 quarantine periods could be reduced to 10 or 7 days.

We have urged the FAA to "maintain (if not strengthen) the current SAFO 20009 Rev. 1c recommendations that 14 days of quarantine be provided to any Flight Attendant potentially exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19."

Read the letter>

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