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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AFA to McConnell: 15 Day Deadline. Pass COVID Relief NOW.

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson calls on Congress to pass COVID relief before mass furloughs create a new unemployment wave

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson issued the following urgent statement to lawmakers:

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Flight Attendant Union Holds Moment of Silence to Honor September 11 Heroes

Flight Attendant Union Holds Moment of Silence to Honor September 11 Heroes

Washington, DC (September 11, 2020) – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement on the 19th year since the September 11, 2001 attacks changed the country and the Flight Attendant profession forever:

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Over 15,000 United Flight Attendants Out of Work, Unless Congress Acts to Extend Payroll Support Immediately

WASHINGTON, DC (September 2, 2020) — Following the reduction in force announcement from United Airlines, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released following statement:

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AFA Statement on Industry Furlough Announcements

WASHINGTON, DC (August 25, 2020) — Following the furlough announcements from United, American, Delta and other airlines over the last week, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released following statement:

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Executive Orders Kill Our Jobs, But Congress Can Save Them

Washington, D.C. (August 9, 2020) — Following the announcement of Executive Orders from the White House, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

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