Flight Attendant Union Calls on Congress to Pass FAA Reauthorization

Washington, D.C (May 1, 2024) —The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) released the following statement from International President Sara Nelson following the news that the House and Senate have reached a bipartisan agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“We urge Congress to pass the FAA reauthorization agreement without delay. This agreement will stabilize the FAA and provide it with the resources necessary to ensure America’s aviation system remains the gold standard for safety, security and connectivity. 

“The agreement reached through the leadership of the committee chairs in the House and Senate addresses Flight Attendants’ key concerns. It moves the FAA in the correct direction on staffing and oversight of our industry, while rejecting poison pills that would harm workers and make our system less safe.

“We urge Congress to act before the May 10 deadline to ensure that the FAA has the resources and authority it needs to keep America flying.”


The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, (AFA) AFL-CIO represents 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines. AFA is the union that has advanced the Flight Attendant profession for 78 years, beating back discrimination and improving wages, benefits, working conditions, and aviation safety, health and security in the aircraft cabin. AFA also partners with the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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