Flight Attendants Join Air Traffic Controllers and Industry at Rally to Stop the Shutdown

Washington, D.C. — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) will rally today with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and other aviation industry leaders to end the government shutdown. AFA President Sara Nelson is a speaking at the rally.

January 10, 2018 Rally Details

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 1 p.m. EST.

WHERE: First St. NE & Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.; Senate East Front Plaza, Grassy Area #9.


(Emcee – NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert)

Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

Pete Bunce, President, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Chairman, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Capt. Joe DePete, President, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)

Spencer Dickerson Senior Executive Vice President for Global Operations, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Sean Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Airlines for America (A4A)

Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y.

Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA (AFA)

Mike Perrone, President, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)

Senator Mark Warner, D-Va.

Larry Willis, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD)

Brian Wynne, CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

(Additional members of Congress may attend and speak.)


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 73 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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