Save Aviation Jobs, Extend PSP

Save Aviation Jobs, Extend PSP

December 16, 2020 PSP Update  — 🚨📲 WE ARE CLOSE. We need to call to push this over the finish line. Make 3 calls today and tomorrow. 2 to your Senators and 1 to your Representative.

The bipartisan Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 includes our Payroll Support Program with language that would require airlines to recall all furloughed employees. Tell Congress to pass #ReliefNow before leaving for the holiday break!

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Over 100,000 aviation workers woke up without work on October 1, 2020: 45,000 were furloughed and tens of thousands more went on ‘unpaid leave’ when the Payroll Support Program expired. There is no longer a backstop for aviation job loss; there will likely be more. The October 1 furloughs were not a notice. People woke up Thursday morning without jobs, without paychecks, and without healthcare. They are filing for unemployment as we speak — but we have a chance to reverse course if Congress acts quickly.

Flight Attendants and other essential aviation workers have spent months calling on Congress to reach a deal for a comprehensive relief package to help all workers, including an extension of the PSP. But when Congress failed to act before the Sept. 30 deadline, furloughs began immediately for Flight Attendants and other aviation workers. 

Congress must pass a PSP extension through March, 2021, to support essential aviation workers, prevent mass furloughs and protect our broader economy!

Call Congress: Extend PSP

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

"Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that we need Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 passed with 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. Get it done. Thank you.”

Write Congress

Send a letter to your Representative and two Senators >

Tweet Your Representative and Senators (add pictures of you in uniform to each!):

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. 

  • Flight Attendants are hurting—losing our jobs, healthcare, homes, more. We need #ReliefNow, not later. NOW. Get it done. #ExtendPSP
  • Flight Attendants & aviation workers are out of work and more layoffs are coming! Extend the Payroll Support Program TODAY, [tag your Senators/Representative]! Pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #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
  • Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP

If you do not know your Senators or Representatives' Twitter handles you can find them here! Don't have Twitter, set up an account today to take action. Here's how >

Relief Now Events

Flight Attendants have rallied across the country in Washington, D.C., Newark, Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, Allentown, Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Salt Lake, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Denver, Orlando, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Los Angeles to demand that Congress extend our Payroll Support Program and pass #ReliefNow. RSVP to a rally below or plan your own #ReliefNow event >

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