AFA Letter to Congress: Support Efforts to Secure Relief for All Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 20, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson today sent the following letter to the House of Representatives encouraging members to support Speaker Pelosi's efforts to secure COVID relief for all Americans. The letter reads in part:

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Aviation Unions and Industry Urge Congressional Action to Extend PSP

Aviation Unions and Industry Urge Congressional Action to Extend PSP

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2020) — Aviation unions, including the Association of Flight Attendants, and airline industry groups sent the following letter to Congressional leadership today calling on them to pass a PSP extension:

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Flight Attendant Public Safety Announcement: Stay Focused

WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2020 at 10:55pm ET) — From Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, released the following statement:

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Trump Kills Millions of Jobs, Abandons Essential Workers

WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement after President Trump blew up COVID relief negotiations:

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Furlough Day 5: Flight Attendants Call for Urgent Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement encouraging Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin in their efforts to reach an agreement on COVID relief for the country: 

"We are encouraged by continuing talks between Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin on an overall COVID relief bill. Additionally, the Speaker's commitment to aviation workers is strong.

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AFA Statement on PSP Action in the House Today

Washington, DC (October 2, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on action in the House to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP):

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With Hours to Furlough Cliff, Flight Attendants Demand #ReliefNow

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2020 at 7:45pm ET) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO President Sara Nelson released the following statement after airlines confirmed furloughs are moving forward as the CARES Act Payroll Support Program expires at midnight, with some hope remaining as talks continue and airlines confirm possible reversal if agreement is reached within days:

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AFA Statement on New HEROES Act

Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2020) — U.S. House of Representatives Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a new, $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill today that includes an extension of the Payroll Support Program to prevent mass furloughs in aviation on October 1:  

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Aviation Unions and Airline CEOs to Hold Joint Press Conference on Capitol Hill Today to Push for COVID Relief to Prevent Mass Layoffs

WASHINGTON -- Today, Tuesday, September 22nd, leaders for the nation’s top aviation unions and CEOs from numerous airlines will hold a joint press conference to implore Congress and the Administration to act urgently as the clock ticks down to October 1, when furloughs will happen across the industry if there isn’t an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP).

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AFA Statement on Introduction of Wicker PSP Bill

Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2020) — Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Susan Collins (R-ME), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, today introduced the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020 that would extend the airline worker Payroll Support Program (PSP) through March 2021.  AFA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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