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Norwegian Flight Attendants will always have a home with AFA

Norwegian Flight Attendants will always have a home with AFA

January 15, 2021 - Yesterday, Norwegian announced the permanent closure of Long Haul 787 operations, meaning Norwegian’s 787 bases across the globe will remain permanently closed, including our Norwegian AFA bases (FLL, JFK, LAX).
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FAA Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

FAA Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

January 13, 2021 — "First strike and you're out," said AFA International President Sara Nelson.

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FAA Administrator Steps Up Enforcement on Unruly Passengers

FAA Administrator Steps Up Enforcement on Unruly Passengers

January 9, 2021 — Airlines and law enforcement agencies have bolstered security at Washington-area airports this week after reports of “mob behavior” on flights in and out of the region surrounding Wednesday’s siege on the U.S. Capitol. Every airline flying out of the region over the last several days has experienced incidents onboard. Flight Attendants House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Thursday urged TSA and the FBI to add “violent perpetrators” who participated in the Capitol riots to the federal No-Fly List.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update

January 7, 2021 - AFA is advocating as part of an industry coalition to have airline workers in Tier 1B. The CDC has recommended that airline workers be placed in Tier 1B. Ultimately, individual states will determine their own tiers. The coalition sent letters to all 50 state governors at the end of December.

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Flight Safety During Political Violence

Flight Safety During Political Violence

January 6, 2020 — Today a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers to evacuate to undisclosed locations while attempting to certify the electors confirmed by the states in the U.S. presidential election. The National Guard and state and federal police were called in for control, and the mayor of D.C. imposed a curfew of 6 pm.

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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 1, 2021 - January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We can take a stand against human trafficking by recommitting ourselves to end it on our planes. As Flight Attendants and aviation's first responders, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims.

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#ExtendPSP Signed into Law

#ExtendPSP Signed into Law

December 27, 2020 — The emergency #ReliefNow and government funding bill has been signed into law, including a four month extension of our Payroll Support Program. This emergency relief is just the start. It includes direct payments with checks and UI, continued moratorium on evictions, help with the essentials of life such as nutrition and rental assistance, small business help, support for essential workers with PPE, vaccines, and mass transportation, the resources needed for testing and wide vaccine distribution so we can end this pandemic. And of course, it includes recall of everyone who has been involuntarily furloughed and forced into a no pay status. This means over one hundred thousand airline workers recover a paycheck and stay connected to healthcare. And this is just emergency relief, so we have the ability to fight for a full #WorkersFirst recovery in the New Year. 

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