Monday, September 7, 2020
Labor Day 2020
On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march in a parade from City Hall to Union Square in New York City as a tribute to American workers. The march was organized by New York’s Central Labor Union and became the country’s first unofficial Labor Day parade. The workers included cigarmakers, dressmakers, printers, shoemakers, bricklayers, and other tradespeople. Today, this holiday honors American workers who have contributed to our country’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.
Our Flight Attendants should be proud of their achievements over the years. But there is much more work to be done. The future remains uncertain for both our airline and our country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 8,000 of our Flight Attendants at American have received furlough notices. Many of our Flight Attendants have taken extended leaves, while others have chosen to leave a career earlier than ever anticipated.
Flight Attendants are essential workers, and we need our voices heard. As a Labor Union, we will continue to fight the fight to help protect the jobs of our Flight Attendants facing possible furlough. We must keep the pressure on Washington to pass a stimulus bill and extend the Payroll Support Program. As a reminder, APFA is holding a “Save Our Jobs!” rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 9. Click Here for more information. If you are unable to join us in D.C., you can still do your part by:
On this Labor Day, we reflect on those before us who stood up for what was right and fair for working-class citizens. Our APFA members have taken the torch from our founding Union members. APFA honors our strong Flight Attendants who are the modern-day workers of our country. It is essential always to remember, you are the voice of our Union.
APFA Headquarters Closed Today
The APFA Headquarters is closed today in observance of Labor Day for our UAW Office Staff. The APFA office will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, at 9:00 am (CDT).
Live Chat is available today from 0900 – 1700 (CDT) for contacting an APFA Contract/Scheduling Representative. Look for the Live Chat button at APFA.org.
APFA wishes everyone a safe and healthy Labor Day.
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