Call on Congress to Vote for the FAA Bill with 10 Hours Rest

Call on Congress to Vote for the FAA Bill with 10 Hours Rest

September 24, 2018 — Late Friday night, we advised you that the House and Senate conference concluded with a bicameral FAA Reauthorization Bill that includes our 10 hours minimum rest and Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP). This is a strong bill with many AFA safety priorities included - a summary is listed at the bottom of this email. Now, we need both the House and Senate to approve the bill this week and it will go to the President's desk for signing before the September 30, 2018 deadline.

CALL both your Representative and two Senators NOW to say:

"I am a Flight Attendant and a constituent. I strongly support the FAA bill that includes 10 hours minimum rest for Flight Attendants among other important safety initiatives. I am calling to ask my (Senator/Representative) to vote for the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Thank you."

Call your Senators now at 855-534-1774.

Call your Representative now at 855-980-2366.

After you make your calls, text a flying partner and tell them to call. We need every Flight Attendant to weigh in to get this bill done and 10 hours rest mandated by law.

Summary of AFA Safety Initiatives included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018:

  • 10-hours Minimum Rest and a FRMP for Flight Attendants
  • Ban of Voice Calls on Planes
  • Emotional Support and Service Animal Standards
  • Air Quality: Technologies to Combat Contaminated Bleed Air
  • No Knives on Planes
  • Protect Customer Service agents from assaults
  • Cabin Cyber Security Vulnerabilities
  • Secondary Cockpit Barriers
  • Safe Transport of Lithium Batteries
  • Study on Cabin Evacuation Certification
  • Increase Civil Penalties for Crew Interference from $25,000 to $35,000
  • Banning Electronic Cigarette Smoking on Planes
  • Congressional Focus on Addressing Sexual Misconduct on Planes
  • Establish National Inflight Sexual Misconduct Task Force
  • Require DOJ to Establish Reporting Process for Sexual Misconduct
  • Prioritize Support for Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)
  • Requiring Privacy for Nursing in the Airport
  • Evaluation and Update of Emergency Medical Kit Contents
  • Oxygen Mask Design Study
  • Develop Guidance for Non-Toxic Prevention of Transporting Insects
  • Exit Row Evaluation and Verification
  • Required notification of Insecticide use
  • Promoting Women in Aviation
  • TSA Authorization
  • Continue Crewmember Self-Defense Training
  • NTSB Reauthorization
  • Improve Consumer Notification of Insecticide Use
  • Expanded Human Trafficking Training for Airline Personnel
  • Authorization of Essential Air Service

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