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Record Heat Wave This Weekend: Report Hot Cabins

Record Heat Wave This Weekend: Report Hot Cabins

(July 19, 2019) - A record heat wave is hitting the central and eastern U.S. this weekend. In the summer, cabins can get too hot. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ranging from the mild (fatigue, dizziness) to moderate (heat exhaustion) to catastrophic (heat stroke).

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Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants have a TA

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants have a TA 

(July 19, 2019) - Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants based in the U.S. voted 97% to join AFA. Since then, they have been working hard to achieve a contract that would provide several improvements including retirement security which was the key issue during their organizing drive.

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PSA Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

PSA Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

(July 19, 2019) - PSA Flight Attendants voted to ratify a new contract this week covering over 1,300 PSA Flight Attendants. In addition to immediate pay raises, the new contract includes increased vacation, improved work rules and increased scheduling flexibility. 

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Honoring 232: Calling on FAA to Ensure a Safe Seat for Passengers at Every Age

Honoring 232: Calling on FAA to Ensure a Safe Seat for Passengers at Every Age

(July 19, 2019) - On the 30th remembrance of the United Flight 232 Sioux City crash that killed 111 people including an infant without a safe seat, AFA calls on the FAA and lawmakers to ensure that every passenger is secured in an aircraft seat, regardless of age.

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Man dies of apparent overdose on Delta flight: 'There's no Narcan'

Man dies of apparent overdose on Delta flight: 'There's no Narcan'

This article was originally published by Yahoo Lifestyle on July 15th, 2019.

A passenger alleges that a man overdosed and died on a Delta Air Lines flight, and the crew was not equipped with Naloxone, a drug that could have saved his life.

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From Your EAP: Managing Bullying

From Your EAP: Managing Bullying

(July 12, 2019) - When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior,  it send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.  Below are some action step to help AFA members formulate their own personal plan in addressing bullying behavior, regardless of setting.

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TAKE ACTION: Keep Families Together

TAKE ACTION: KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER

July 2, 2019 — Flight Attendants have directly been affected in the course of our work by changes to immigration policy and many Flight Attendants have family who are concerned right now that they will be separated from our loved ones. All Flight Attendants are first responders and committed to the safety and wellbeing of every passenger on our planes. We serve as ambassadors of freedom, helping hundreds of millions of people traverse the United States and the globe. We are often the first to confront the issues that are foremost in public discourse and experience public policy changes. We promote deescalation of conflict in order to ensure safe and secure passage and our industry has led promotion of human rights and peace. Therefore we call on our entire industry to work together to put a stop to any policies that lead to forced family separations, inhumane and unsafe conditions or spread panic and fear.

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