Extend CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Save Aviation Jobs

Extend CARES Act Payroll Support Program, Save Aviation Jobs

Washington, DC — In a letter to Congressional leadership, the leaders of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Transport Workers Union (TWU), and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), are calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the CARES Act through March 31, 2021.

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Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2020) — The U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security will hold a hearing titled "Climbing Again: Stakeholder Views on Resuming Air Travel in the COVID-19 Era." AFA President Sara Nelson will testify on how to safely lift air travel.

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AFA Statement on Increased Mask Enforcement of Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2020) — On Monday, Airlines for America (A4A) announced that its member carriers will be vigorously enforcing face covering policies, putting rigor around rules requiring passengers and customer-facing employees to wear facial coverings over their nose and mouth. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines, release the following statement:

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AFA Flight Attendant Union Testifies on Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020) — On Tuesday, June 9th, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers."

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Flight Attendants Union Endorses Charles Booker for United States Senate in Kentucky

KENTUCKY (June 8, 2020) — Today, Monday, June 8, 2020, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) endorses Charles Booker for United States Senate in Kentucky. 

AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the endorsement of Booker:

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AFA Statement on May Jobs Report

Washington, DC (June 5, 2020) — Following the release of the May Jobs Report, AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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AFA President Sara Nelson Statement on Justice for George Floyd, Attacks on Protestors and Press

Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2020) — AFA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement on protestors demanding accountability for police violence, especially for the killing by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis:

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Flight Attendants Respond to Sen. Warren’s Letter Slamming Delta Air Lines for Cutting Employee Hours After Receiving Payroll Grants

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) is responding to the letter that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) sent to Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian raising serious concerns about their decision to cut the hours of their employees after receiving financial assistance under the CARES Act. 

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AFA Statement on United Airlines New CEO Scott Kirby

CHICAGO (May 20, 2020) — Scott Kirby will become United Airlines CEO today. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) United President Ken Diaz, representing 25,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines, released the following statement:

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Treasury Department’s Inaction Will Cost 350 Jobs It Was Directed to Save through CARES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2020) — Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that today employs 350 people in the Miami area, including 150 Flight Attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), will liquidate as early as Wednesday entirely due to the impact of COVID-19. All 350 Miami Air employees will be immediately laid off and lose healthcare at the end of May because Secretary Mnuchin failed to respond to the airline’s application for payroll grants.

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