AFA Flight Attendant Union Testifies on Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020) — On Tuesday, June 9th, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers."

Susannah Carr, Association of Flight Attendants–CWA (AFA) Flight Attendant at United Airlines, will testify at the hearing. She will provide unique perspective from aviation’s first responders, as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting financial crisis.

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Read AFA's Written Testimony >

WHAT: House T&I  Committee on: “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers.”

WHO: Susannah Carr, Flight Attendant, United Airlines, on behalf of the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA
Larry Willis, President, Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO
LaMont Byrd, Director of Health and Safety International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Tom Shaw, Transit Operator, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority on behalf of the Transportation Workers Union
Randy Guillot, President, Triple G Express, Inc. and Southeast Motor Freight Inc., and Chairman, American Trucking Associations, on behalf of the American Trucking Associations


WHEN: Tuesday, June 9th
1:00pm ET


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, (AFA) AFL-CIO represents nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines. AFA is the union that has advanced the Flight Attendant profession for 74 years, beating back discrimination and improving wages, benefits, working conditions, and aviation safety, health and security in the aircraft cabin. AFA also partners with the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at

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