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3.13.13 – (LAA) – Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Host Press Conference on Capitol Hill


Special Hotline Update for Wednesday, 3.13.13 

For Immediate Release    
AFA: Corey Caldwell,
APFA: Leslie Mayo, (858) 859-2732,
IAM: James Carlson,
IBT: Galen Munroe,
TWU: Jamie Horwitz,

Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Host Press Conference on Capitol Hill
Joined by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) and representatives of Federal Air Marshal Service

WHAT:       Press conference in advance of tomorrow’s hearing in the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security regarding TSA’s proposed knife policy

WHO:         Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

WHERE:      House Triangle, East Front, U.S. Capitol Building

WHEN:        11:30 AM, Thursday, March 14, 2013
Representatives of the Coalition of Flight Attendants Unions:

  • Laura Glading, President, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (American Airlines Flight Attendant)
  • Sara Nelson, Vice President, Association of Flight Attendants (United Airlines Flight Attendant)
  • Stacy Martin, President, Transport Workers Union Local 556 (Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant)
  • Sara Gonzales, Special Representative for International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (ExpressJet Flight Attendant)
  • Fred P. McLuckie, Director, Department of Federal Legislation and Regulation, International Brotherhood of Teamster
  • George R. Taylor, President for the Federal Air Marshal Service, Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association (FLEOA) Agency   

Special Hotline Update for Wednesday, 3.13.13 

APFA President Laura Glading on CBS Evening News/APFA VP Marcus Gluth Fox Business/Calling All DC-Based FAs

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 14th, the APFA and our colleagues across the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions will host a press conference on Capitol Hill in opposition of TSA’s knives policy. Joining us will be Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts who will be discussing his legislation to reverse the decision. Flight attendants are encouraged to attend in uniform to show support:

Time: 11:00 am EST
Location: House Triangle, US Capitol

(near the corner of Independence Ave. and New Jersey Ave.)

If you are interested in attending, please email to coordinate.

Tune in to CBS Nightly News with Scott Pelley this evening to watch APFA President Laura Glading address the TSA’s decision to allow knives on the planes. Also, APFA Vice President Marcus Gluth will be on Fox Business News arguing this latest move by the TSA on the Willis Report.

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Leslie Mayo
APFA National Communications Coordinator

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