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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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Thank You to Compass Air Flight Attendants

Thank You to Compass Air Flight Attendants

April 6, 2020 — Compass Air's last flight is today. Thank you to every Compass Flight Attendant and crew past and present!  

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NYTimes: Top Democrats Press Treasury to Accelerate Airline Bailout

NYTimes: Top Democrats Press Treasury to Accelerate Airline Bailout

Originally published in The New York Times by Alan Rappeport on April 5, 2020 — Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin not to negotiate so aggressively that it deters companies from taking aid to protect workers.

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TAKE ACTION, Unemployment Q & A, more

TAKE ACTION, Unemployment Q & A, more

April 3, 2020 - Keep taking action tonight and over the weekend. Don’t let Secretary Mnuchin mess with the work we did to secure our jobs and paychecks! No warrants on payroll grants. We're the ones the CARES Act is supposed to protect. You can own a plane, you can’t take a piece of a Flight Attendant!

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