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AFA Testifies on Implementation of 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill

AFA Testifies on Implementation of 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill

September 27, 2019 — Yesterday, September 26th, AFA President Sara Nelson testified before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation during a hearing on the Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

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Save the Date for Flight Attendant Actions in October

Save the Date for Flight Attendant Actions in October

September 27, 2019 - Get out on the picket line! 

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AFA Presents at the Aircraft Cabin Air International Conference

AFA Presents at the Aircraft Cabin Air International Conference

September 20, 2019 — AFA Industrial Hygienist Judith Anderson gave a presentation titled "Oil Fume Events - How Often?" at the Aircraft Cabin Air International Conference this week in London. 

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Federal Workers to Protest White House Assault on Employees’ Collective Bargaining Rights

Federal Workers to Protest White House Assault on Employees’ Collective Bargaining Rights

September 20, 2019 — The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and other federal worker unions will protest against the administration’s efforts to undermine federal employee unions and prevent workers from blowing the whistle on mismanagement and other workplace abuses. The White House is looking to fast-track implementation of three anti-worker executive orders that would prevent the union from representing employees at the worksite, filing employee grievances against wrongful terminations and other adverse actions, and bargaining over a range of issues that benefit workers and the public.

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AFA Talks #MeToo Onboard at DISPAX Unruly Passenger Conference

AFA Talks #MeToo Onboard at DISPAX Unruly Passenger Conference

September 20, 2019 — AFA Vice President Debora Sutor spoke at the DISPAX Conference leading a session on Sexually Deviant Behaviour Inflight: Reaching Epidemic Proportions. Deb talked about the industry’s sexist past and how it often continues to define the atmosphere in the aircraft cabin; how today's cabin environment plays a big role in the rise of incidents on planes; and the communication issues around the reporting chain when an incident occurs in flight – and how to mitigate broken links in the chain.

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What to Do During a Toxic Fume Event

What to Do During a Toxic Fume Event

September 20, 2019 — Every day, just in the U.S. alone, there is an official report of toxic oil fumes contaminating the air we breathe on regular commercial flights. Crews who breathe these fumes can develop chronic neurological problems, such as impaired speech and memory. Flight safety can be compromised when crews are impaired inflight.

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Call to Stop Toxic Fumes

Call to Stop Toxic Fumes

September 19, 2019 — Back up your flying partners who took part in an AFA Government Affairs fly-in to Capitol Hill this week. Flight Attendants advocated on implementation of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill (read: 10 hours rest now!), the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 2208 / S. 1112), and the Fair and Open Skies Act to protect our jobs from outsourcing (H.R. 3632).

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