Rally for Rest
AFA government affairs activists were in Washington, D.C. yesterday to advocate on Capitol Hill for 10 hours minimum rest, a Fatigue Risk Management plan, and enforcement of our Open Skies Agreements.
OSHA Enforcement in Jeopardy
Tell your Senator that health and safety protections matter! OSHA enforcement is in jeopardy of being stripped out of our workplace altogether. The House of Representatives has already passed this bill.
The Senate is now considering the legislation and may vote on it as early as this week.
Call the Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) and tell your Senators to stand with working families and OPPOSE SJ. Res 27!
Onboard Sexual Assault Survey
Congressional offices and victim rights advocates have reached out to AFA about the incidents of onboard sexual assault that has been reported by several media sources. As the expert voice in the cabin, AFA can make a difference for Flight Attendants and the passengers in our care.
This 1-minute anonymous survey, distributed by AFA, will help us gather information about Flight Attendants’ experiences with passenger on passenger onboard sexual assaults.
Your answers will help AFA better understand the extent and nature of this issue. The survey will be open through Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Human Trafficking & “Eyes in the Skies”
On June 1, 2015, AFA launched a major campaign to support the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation Blue Lightning Initiative designed to stop modern day slavery – Human Trafficking. Our mission is to train 100,000 Eyes in the Skies to uncover this heinous crime that is “Hidden in Plane Sight.” We successfully achieved one of our goals when Congress passed the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 that included mandatory Human Trafficking Awareness training; this training has been incorporated into the 2017 Recurrent Training curriculum.
Adequate training is the key to ensuring we have 100,000 trained Eyes in the Skies to save lives as soon as possible. We encourage you to view AFA’s HiddeninPlaneSight.org website for more information about our work to end modern day slavery. Thank you all for your continued support in helping to stop this heinous crime.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Tim Green, Brice McGee; and MEC Government Affairs Committee Chairperson Krystle Berry