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5.24.24 – CALL TO ACTION: Senate Sign-On Letter To The National Mediation Board (NMB)

CALL TO ACTION: Senate Sign-On Letter to the National Mediation Board (NMB)

Friday, May 24, 2024

Last week, 178 members of the House of Representatives signed this letter that was sent to the National Mediation Board urging the agency to use all available tools to help aviation workers secure contracts. The same day that the letter was sent, APFA and American Airlines were ordered to two weeks of intensive mediation at the National Mediation Board in Washington, D.C.

As we continue to fight for a contract, our career, and our rights as Union members, we are now asking our Senators to show support for bringing these prolonged contract negotiations to a close.

Use the link below to contact both your Senators – tell them to sign on to a letter that urges the NMB to utilize all provisions of the Railway Labor Act, including “self-help” and workers’ right to strike at the end of a 30-day cooling-off period.

Over 80,000 Flight Attendants are in drawn-out negotiations across the industry. But without a credible strike threat, there is no downside to airline management prolonging negotiations for years. Flight Attendants across the industry have recently returned overwhelming strike authorizations: American at 99.4%, Alaska at 99.4%, Omni at 100%, and Southwest at 98%. But without a credible strike threat – the backbone of collective bargaining – management makes little movement at the bargaining table. Ongoing disputes strain the resources of the National Mediation Board (NMB) and ultimately delay contractual wage and work-rule improvements.

No more stalling – contract NOW! Take action today and throughout next week to make sure your Senators are standing up for your right to achieve a fair contract.

In Solidarity,

Allie Malis
Lori Vitto-Glattly

APFA Government Affairs Representatives
[email protected]

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – July 11

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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