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We Cannot and Will Not Risk Another Lockout

We Cannot and Will Not Risk Another Lockout

February 1, 2019 — The 35-day government shutdown ended last Friday, January 25, but we still can't calculate the damage that was done to the aviation system. National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi said, "We have years to make up." Many air traffic controllers left training or submitted retirement papers.  

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It's 2 Cold!

It's 2 Cold!

Record-breaking low temperatures have spread across the country this week, causing thousands of delays and flight cancellations. When it’s too cold, health effects range from cold stress to hypothermia.

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Celebrating Linda Farrow

Celebrating Linda Farrow

February 1, 2019 — Yesterday, AFA celebrated Linda F. Farrow, who gave 47 years to all of us across the industry as she faithfully fought for us and helped build our career. We are so grateful to all who worked to make this such a beautiful event for family, friends, and all of us who learned so much from Linda.

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Southwest Agreed to Pay FAA for Inspector’s Time During Government Shutdown

Southwest Agreed to Pay FAA for Inspector’s Time During Government Shutdown

Originally published on Jan. 29, 2019 in The Wall Street Journal

Southwest Airlines Co. benefited from an unusual deal with federal aviation regulators during the recent partial government shutdown: The carrier agreed to cover the cost of briefly recalling a furloughed safety inspector to sign off on putting three new jets into service.

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Federal Subcontractors Deserve Shutdown Protections

Federal Subcontractors Deserve Shutdown Protections

The temporary end of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history won’t help federal subcontractors like Pablo Lazaro, a cafeteria worker whom the federal government subcontracts to serve food to millions of visitors at a Smithsonian museum for less than $32,000 a year.

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The single most important pro-labor speech of the shutdown was not given by AOC

The single most important pro-labor speech of the shutdown was not given by AOC

This article was originally posted by Salon on January 27, 2019.

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So much for the labor movement’s funeral

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