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Call the Senate for 10 Hours Rest!

MARCH 14, 2016 - It is time to make a final push to get our 10 hours minimum rest and fatigue management is included in the FAA Reauthorization bill. Last week, Senators Thune (R-SD) and Nelson (D-FL) introduced the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016.

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AFA and IAM for 10

AFA and IAM Members Working Solidarity to Fight Fatigue

March 8, 2016

Dear Flight Attendants:

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) together achieved inclusion of 10 hours minimum rest and an FAA regulated Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP) in the House version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Our professionals in our legislative departments worked a strategy together with lawmakers and Flight Attendants called, wrote and visited the Hill to send a strong message to Congress: Flight Attendants are tired of talk. Aviation’s first responders need proper rest now.

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Keep Calling the Senate for 10 Hours Rest!

Keep Calling the Senate for 10 Hours Rest!

FEB 29, 2016 - Good job calling our Senators last week. We have to keep up calls until our rest and fatigue management is included in the Senate Reauthorization bill, introduction of the bill is expected any day.

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Update on the FAA Reauthorization Process

Update on the FAA Reauthorization Process

FEB 26, 2016 - The FAA Reauthorization Bill has been introduced in the House, reviewed and adopted by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as amended. Our 10 hours rest between duty periods and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan are included in the bill as well a AFA-promoted issues listed at the end of this update.

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Combatting the Zika Virus and Improving Our Health Care Infrastructure

Combatting the Zika Virus and Improving Our Health Care Infrastructure

FEB 25 - Good news! The AFL-CIO Executive Council passed this resolution, committing to develop and disseminate resources to keep members up-to-date and work with government and global health agencies on the Zika outbreak. The resolution includes our work on mechanical (non-chemical) disinsection on commercial aircrafts and women's rights.  

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Flight attendants to Obama: Address Zika concerns

Originally posted on The Hill by Keith Laing.

A union that represents flight attendants is calling on President Obama to address concerns from airline crew members about the Zika virus that has emerged in areas in the Caribbean and Latin America. 

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Flight Attendants Send Zika Recommendations to President Obama

February 23, 2016

President Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500 

Dear Mr. President: 

On behalf of Flight Attendants around the world, we applaud your letter to Congress seeking emergency supplemental appropriations of approximately $1.9 billion to respond to the Zika virus both domestically and internationally. This funding is critical for supporting ongoing preparedness efforts and immediate response activities, as well as FY 2016 research, education, and prevention efforts.

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