No Knives in the Cabin – Hill Update – March 14, 2013
Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions host press conference on Capitol Hill
Representative Ed Markey joined APFA President Laura Glading and several other airline labor leaders and Federal Air Marshals in Washington as legislation was introduced to address TSA’s dangerous new knife policy. APFA fully supports this legislation and will be sending out a Call to Action/Capwiz as soon as possible. See the news clip of President Glading and Rep. Markey addressing attendees on the Hill.
Pistole admits he “could have done a better job” cooperating with Flight Attendants
During today’s hearing before the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security, TSA Administrator John Pistole, in response to a pointed question from Rep. Richmond (D-LA), admitted that he “could have done a better job,” cooperating with stakeholders including Flight Attendants.
Mr. Pistole also said that he notified a “senior representative of the Flight Attendants association” of his decision on November 30, 2012. To be clear, no APFA Representative was informed by the TSA or anyone else on its intentions to allow knives and other potential weapons in the cabin prior to last week’s announcement.
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