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5G Disruptions Due to Safety Concerns

5G Disruptions Due to Safety Concerns 

January 18, 2022

You’ve likely heard about the potential of disruptions to air travel in late December as AT&T and Verizon were cleared by FCC to turn on their 5G spectrum networks on January 5th. The problem is potential interference with aircraft instrumentation that is used for navigation, especially in low visibility situations.

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Federal Guidance on Coverage of Over-the-Counter COVID Tests

Federal Guidance on Coverage of Over-the-Counter COVID Tests

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St. Vincent's Nurses Strike Ends in Victory

St. Vincent’s Nurses Strike Ends in Victory

January 8, 2022 - It took 10 months on the picket line but the nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts will return to work after ending the longest nurses strike in Massachusetts history, with the ratification of a new contract that improves staffing and patient care conditions.

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Wear Blue on January 11th to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking

Wear Blue on January 11th to Bring Awareness to Human Trafficking 

January 8, 2022 - January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We can take a stand against human trafficking by recommitting ourselves to end it on our planes.

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Flight Attendants and Pilots Call for Prioritizing Safety, Operations with Short-Term 5G Compromise

Flight Attendants and Pilots Call for Prioritizing Safety, Operations with Short-Term 5G Compromise

January 8, 2022 - Good news. This week, AT&T and Verizon agreed to a deal to delay 5G rollout and work with the U.S. Department of Transportation to ensure aviation and 5G can safely coexist. 

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Flight Attendant Union Calls Out Key Components to New CDC Guidelines: Asymptomatic and Mask Wearing

Flight Attendant Union Calls Out Key Components to New CDC Guidelines: Asymptomatic and Mask Wearing

January 8, 2022 - Over the holiday week and in the middle of operational challenges across the industry, the CDC abruptly changed the guidelines, following a COVID test positive result, from 10 days to 5 days for returning to work, if asymptomatic. Remember that following a letter from Delta Air Lines asking for the change, AFA sent a letter to CDC in opposition.

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Comment Period Ends for 10 Hours Rest; FAA Moves to Finalize and Implement

Comment Period Ends for 10 Hours Rest; FAA Moves to Finalize and Implement

January 8, 2022 - Our 10 hours rest is moving forward again. The 60-day comment period closed on Monday, Jan 3rd. AFA and other unions provided one set of unified comments in order to streamline the process.

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