5 Days to #ExtendPSP and Save Our Jobs

5 Days to #ExtendPSP and Save Our Jobs

September 25, 2020 — Congress has 6 days to save our jobs! Inaction is not an option and there is growing support for a full relief bill. Everyone “supports us.” True support for the American worker comes in the form of a relief bill. We need every Flight Attendant, regardless of status, to commit to Take Action every day until October 1st.

NEW AND DUE TO YOU: We have legislation moving to extend PSP in both chambers of Congress, H.R. 8345 and S.4634. This can drive the larger relief bill. Our deadline is the reason to bring people together to save our jobs and get relief to the whole country. #ExtendPSP #ReliefNow

(The four AFL-CIO affiliated airline unions immediately called on all of Congress to sign onto these bills. Of course we continue to work hand-in-hand with APFA and all unions to get this done.)

TAKE ACTION

Call Congress

Make three calls every day. One to your Representative and two to your Senators.

SENATE: 888-848-4824
HOUSE: 888-907-9365

"Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that aviation workers need a relief package before October 1 to stop mass job loss and cuts to small airports that also hurts other Americans who count on air service to get their medicines in the mail. Both parties and the White House are on record with overwhelming support for an extension to the Payroll Support Program for essential workers and to keep service in place to small communities. But words of support won’t keep us flying or help us pay our bills. We need action TODAY. Cosponsor H.R. 8345/S.4634 to save our jobs! In [5] days we’re out of work and millions are hurting without this relief! Keep us connected to our jobs, paychecks, & healthcare. We are counting on you. Thank you.”

Tweet Your Representative and Senators (add pictures of you in uniform to each!):

We've made it easy to Tweet at your lawmakers. Click here to get started. Or, you can copy and paste the following Tweets into your Twitter. 

  • Flight Attendants and aviation workers are facing massive layoffs on Oct. 1 if Congress does not act. [tag your Senators/Representative], pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #ExtendPSP
  • I’m one of thousands of furloughed Flight Attendants who needs [tag your Senators/Representative] to act to extend the Payroll Support Program before Oct. 1. We need #ReliefNow! #ExtendPSP
  • Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP

If you do not know your Senators or Representatives' Twitter handles you can find them here! Don't have Twitter, set up an account today to take action. Here's how >

#ReliefNow Actions

Flight Attendants have rallied across the country in Washington, D.C., Newark, Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, Allentown, Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Salt Lake, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Denver, Orlando, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Los Angeles to demand that Congress extend our Payroll Support Program and pass #ReliefNow. Other events are being planned now and up next is:

Florida #ReliefNow Rally at Senator Rick Scotts Office & Senator Marco Rubio's Office - Monday, September 28
11:00 AM
225 East Robinson Street
Suite 410
Orlando, FL 32801
RSVP here >

#ReliefNow Day of Action - Wednesday, September 30
11:00 AM
Offices of Senators Blackburn & Alexander 
3322 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
RSVP here >

Plan your own #ReliefNow event >

Write Congress

Sign this letter to your Representative and Senators >

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

“Congress has 15 days to act. Without a COVID relief bill that includes an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP), tens of thousands of aviation workers will lose their jobs on October 1, and that’s only the beginning.

“Majority Leader McConnell: The PSP enjoys overwhelming bipartisan, bicameral support. Inaction is not an option. You’ve got a simple way to prevent significant pain, but you’ve got to act now before our jobs are lost and small communities are cut off, causing more harm and more job loss.

"If Congress leaves without passing relief, tens of thousands of workers across key states will know who is responsible. We are grateful for those who have stepped up, but let me be clear: Without relief, you will not receive credit. We do not award participation trophies." 

Read the full statement >

Everyone Supports Our PSP Extension 

Has your Representative or Senator publicly declared their support our PSP Extension? Find out below and take action. Tell our supporters that we need them to fight for us and get a relief in place now. If they're not on the list, call your Representative or Senators and urge them to support our jobs.

  • A bipartisan majority of 223 Representatives in the House went on record to support a clean extension of our PSP, stating "...passenger demand for air travel will not recover before the PSP expires. And without an extension, hundreds of thousands of airline workers will be furloughed.” Check to see if your Representative supports a PSP extension >
  • 16 Republican Senators joined all Senate Democrats to “support a clean extension of payroll support for passenger air carrier employees included in the Cares Act to avoid furloughs and further support those workers.” View the Senate Republican Letter >
  • When prompted by a reporter after the 16 Republican Senators signed the letter in support of our PSP extension, the President also endorsed the extension: "If they’re looking at [extending the Payroll Support Program], whether they’re Republican or Democrat, I’d certainly be in favor."

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