Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

3.22.13 – (LAA) – TSA Knife Policy Update, Senate Judiciary Hearing Recap


APFA Hotline Update – Our Work in Washington, D.C. – March 22, 2013
TSA Knife Policy Update
This week, APFA and the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions made tremendous progress in our fight to preempt TSA’s dangerous policy reversal to allow knives in the cabin.

Following a meeting between Laura Glading, members of the APFA legislative affairs team, and members of Chuck Schumer’s staff, Senators Schumer and Murkowski introduced an amendment in the Senate budget proposal that would prevent the TSA policy from going into effect. We thank them for their bipartisan leadership and their support. APFA is also working with the Coalition to encourage other members of the Senate to support the amendment. 

The Coalition is also planning leafleting efforts for airports system-wide in the coming days. Stay tuned to this hotline for details and materials.

Senate Judiciary Hearing Recap
Also in Washington this week, APFA members and leadership attended a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights in support of the American Airlines/US Airways merger.

Read the testimony of the hearing’s witnesses
Read Labor’s Joint Letter in support of the merger
Watch the Recorded Senate Hearing on C-Span

AmericanAirlines + US Airways
“On Our Way!”

Leslie Mayo
APFA National Communications Coordinator



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