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U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants: Always a Part of Our Union

U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants: Always a Part of Our Union

April 17, 2020 - We are devastated. Last night, Cathay Pacific told Flight Attendants it would be permanently closing its U.S. bases (SFO, LAX, JFK) on June 20th. Cathay Flight Attendants will always have a home with AFA.

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Treasury Announces Aviation Payroll Grant Agreements

Treasury Announces Some Aviation Payroll Grant Agreements

April 14, 2020

Dear Flight Attendants,

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Tell Sec. Mnuchin: Stop holding our paychecks hostage

Tell Sec. Mnuchin: Stop holding our paychecks hostage

April 13, 2020 — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told airlines he is going to take $7 Billion from the $25 Billion allocated in the CARES Act to our wages and benefits. This is putting the payroll grants in jeopardy and even if our airlines take them, it's not enough to cover our wages and benefits.

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AFA President Sara Nelson: An Update on Payroll Grants and COVID-19

AFA President Sara Nelson: An Update on Payroll Grants and COVID-19

An April 8, 2020 update on payroll grants and COVID-19 as it relates to the aviation industry from AFA International President Sara Nelson. 

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Request to FAA for Social Distancing Waiver on Jumpseats and Safety Demo

Request to FAA for Social Distancing Waiver on Jumpseats and Safety Demo

April 6, 2020 — The FAA is reviewing a request from several airlines for a waiver through August 2020 to allow for social distancing on our planes. This would allow seating in passenger seats near doors where two Flight Attendants are normally sharing a jumpseat, as well as a waiver of donning oxygen masks and life vests during safety demonstrations. We have supported this waiver request and we believe FAA will communicate on soon.

CDC Change on Transporting Passengers from Cruise Lines

CDC Change on Transporting Passengers from Cruise Lines

April 6, 2020 — On Friday, passengers from the cruise liner Holland America cruise ship departed Florida to destinations across the country and world.

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Update on Our Payroll Grants

Update on Our Payroll Grants

April 6, 2020 — Our airlines submitted applications for the CARES Act Aviation Payroll Grants with U.S. Treasury on Friday. Our action made these applications possible, and we are getting word that there is reason to be more optimistic about the process.  

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