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Zika is a reproductive rights issue

Originally posted on The Boston Globe by Catalina Martínez Coral

THE ZIKA VIRUS is spreading so rapidly throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, that the World Health Organization is now declaring it an international health emergency. Although there continues to be confusion and misinformation about the virus and its effects on pregnancy, the government of Colombia has asked women to abstain from sexual intercourse and delay pregnancy to curb the effects of the Zika virus. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Honoring Colgan Air, Flight 3407

Honoring Colgan Air, Flight 3407

Today marks the seventh year since the tragic crash of Colgan Air, Flight 3407, which killed all souls on board and one on the ground. We remember those who lost their lives -- and we honor their memory as we continue to work for better protections.

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Exclusive: Top airlines offer to re-assign crew from Zika-hit routes

Originally published on Reuters by Jeffrey Dastin

Major U.S. airlines United, Delta and American and Europe's Lufthansa and Air France are offering to re-assign certain flight crew concerned about contracting the Zika virus from routes to affected countries.

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How United Airlines Got To Its Sorry State

How United Airlines Got To Its Sorry State, And Why It Can't Take Off Again

More than five years after the everyone-but-the-media-saw-it-coming disaster that is the merger of United and Continental airlines, big business media is switching gears.

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Tired of Talk? Increased Rest Now!

Tired of Talk? Increased Rest Now!

Seven Flight Attendant fatigue studies commissioned by Congress: All conclude the best way to combat fatigue is to get more rest. The last thing Flight Attendants need is more studies, more talking about how to tackle fatigue. We're tired of talk. We need rest already.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

During this busiest time of the year for airline travel, 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 passengers. Aviation's first responders do this job 365 days a year with professional grace, resiliency and bravery.

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Frontier Flight Attendants Protest Offensive Sick Leave Policy

Frontier Flight Attendants Protest Offensive Sick Leave Policy

Last month, Frontier Airlines President Barry Biffle (also known for his role as former Vice President of Spirit Airlines) announced his heavy-handed policy changes to use of sick leave.

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