No Shutdowns — Build Back Better

No Shutdowns — Build Back Better

October 1, 2021 – Thanks to your calls and pressure, Congress voted to fund the government through December 3rd — averting a government shutdown this week.

But keeping the government running and federal workers paid is a bare minimum. There’s much more we need done to solve the problems in front of us today.

We need Congress to pass BOTH the American Jobs Act, which you may have read about as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework or BIF, and the Build Back Better Act, which reporters are calling the “reconciliation package.”

Here are four key items in the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) for Flight Attendants and aviation:

  • Voting Rights: BBBA expands early voting and other voting rights. Flight Attendants are often on trips on Election Day, and we deserve to have our voices heard in our democracy. This will ensure we—and all workers—have the chance to cast our votes.
  • Labor Rights: BBBA makes it easier for workers to come together to form unions, negotiate contracts and hold bad bosses accountable.
    • Creates real financial penalties for employers who retaliate against organizing.
    • Bans Mandatory anti-union meetings.
    • Charges executives who break labor laws so that corporate leaders have real consequences for union busting and violating workers’ rights.
    • Stops companies from retaliating against workers who exercise their right to strike.
  • Expands the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide every worker with up to 12 weeks of comprehensive, paid leave whether caring for themselves or a loved one.
  • Makes union dues tax deductible for all workers, a benefit that was taken away for everyday people in the Trump tax cuts.

Call Congress now and tell them to pass these bills so we can fully recover and build our future together!

House: 888-659-7351
Senate: 888-659-4149

Script: Dear Representative/Senator _____, I am a constituent and a Flight Attendant. It’s time to pass the bills that give us the infrastructure we need all over our economy with living wage jobs and basic rights for everyday people. Pass the Build Back Better Act and the bipartisan American Jobs Act without delay. Both of these bills are needed for us to do our jobs and take care of our families. Thank you.

We’ll keep updates coming so you have the latest on what’s happening in Capitol Hill.

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