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When was the last government shutdown? A timeline of US shutdowns

When was the last government shutdown? A timeline of US shutdowns

Originally published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 21, 2018

The possibility of a government shutdown is growing by the minute. And if it does occur, it would be the country’s third shutdown of 2018.

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Why airlines make you check your carry-on bags

Why airlines make you check your carry-on bags

Originally published by VOX on December 20, 2018

For the past few years, whenever I take a flight, I’ve noticed that about halfway through boarding, a gate agent will announce that all carry-ons must be checked going forward. It’s an added inconvenience — having to wait at the baggage claim is terrible — and an added stressor: Everyone has a story about an airline losing a checked bag, and many keep essentials in our carry-ons, so handing over potentially valuable goods knowing they may not make it to the destination when we do can be frustrating.

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CBD Oil – A Hazard to Continued Employment

CBD Oil – A Hazard to Continued Employment

As a Flight Attendant, if you test positive for marijuana (THC), regardless of whether it is state approved medical or recreational marijuana and regardless of whether you knowingly smoked a joint or unknowingly ate a marijuana edible, you will be deemed a test violator. The same holds true for a Flight Attendant who states that the test positive was the result of CBD use.

AFA cautions members on the use of CBD oils. As a Flight Attendant working in a safety-sensitive position, if you test positive for marijuana (THC), regardless of whether the positive test result is from the use of:

 

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AFA International President Sara Nelson joins AFL-CIO's State of the Unions podcast

AFA International President Sara Nelson joins AFL-CIO's State of the Unions podcast

December 12, 2018 - AFA International President Sara Nelson joined AFL-CIO's State of the Unions podcast discussing what it means to be an active union member, Flight Attendant staffing, the role of our Flight Attendant heroes during the events of September 11th, the #MeToo movement in the airline industry and more.

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December 13 Day of Action #EnoughCuts

December 13 Day of Action #EnoughCuts

United Flight Attendants on Thursday, December 13 are protesting United’s newly announced staffing cut to match lower standards at American and Delta. The airline says pre-plating meals for business class passengers alleviates the need for one of aviation’s first responders.

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Earthquake in Anchorage

Earthquake in Anchorage, Tsunami Warning Issued

November 30, 2018, Update 2:30pm ET — The ANC terminal is open. Some flights are arriving and departing. Tsunami warning in Alaska has been cancelled. AFA EAP is available at 800-424-2406. 

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Happy Thanksgiving with AFA

Happy Thanksgiving with AFA

November 22, 2018

Dear Flying Partners, Friends and Family,

Happy Thanksgiving! Flight Attendants play an integral role in bringing families and friends together. Many of us sacrifice our own holiday to ensure the safety and comfort of millions of travelers. We are in a unique position to influence the tone of our nation - and that starts in the way we take care of each other.

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