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TTD Stands with America’s Flight Attendants in the Fight for 10

Originally posted by the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

Most Americans can combat that early morning tired feeling with a good ‘ol cup (or two or three) of joe. But not every worker has the luxury of being able to get by on espresso alone. Flight attendants — who are responsible for the safety of airline passengers — need much more: a minimum of 10 hours of rest between flights.

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Over 300 Flight Attendants Descend on Capitol Hill for Rally

MARCH 17, 2016 - Over 300 Flight Attendants from across the industry descended on Capitol Hill to Rally for Rest. Flight Attendants from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the Transport Workers Union joined together to Fight for 10. They visited all 541 Congressional offices to advocate for these provisions.

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Rally for Rest: LIVE UPDATES

Follow this page for live updates for the Rally for Rest on March 16, 2016. 

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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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