Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson Testifies on Aviation Security

WASHINGTON (October 16, 2019) – On Thursday, October 17th, AFA will testify before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation's Subcommittee Hearing on "Improving Security at America’s Airports: Stakeholder Perspectives" 

Sara Nelson, the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), will testify at the hearing. She will focus on the importance of a federalized TSA, the Known Crewmember program, and more aviation security measures.

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WHAT: Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing on "Improving Security at America’s Airports: Stakeholder Perspectives" 

WHO:Ms. Tori Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association
Ms. Lauren Beyer, Vice President of Security and Facilitation, Airlines for America
Mr. Ken Cornick, Co-Founder and President, CLEAR
Mr. Chris McLaughlin, Chief Operations Officer, Denver International Airport
Ms. Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building 562

WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:30 a.m.

More: U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska., chairman of the Subcommittee on Security, will convene a hearing titled, “Improving Security at America’s Airports: Stakeholder Perspectives,” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019. This hearing will examine stakeholder perspectives on ways the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can advance aviation security. The witnesses will share their views on TSA’s implementation of aviation security provisions of the TSA Modernization Act and other efforts to advance aviation security to better serve the traveling public.


The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 74 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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