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Flight From New York’s JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger  |  CBS Los Angeles - 10.28.21
Air rage: Airline workers share growing concerns at town hall near O'Hare - Video  |  ABC7 Chicago - 9.29.21
O'Hare Airport Holds Town Hall to Discuss Unruly Passengers - Video  |  NBC5 Chicago - 9.29.21
Charlotte flight attendant hopes for change at federal level to curb unruly passenger reports  |  WCNC - 9.24.21
Flight attendants testify on Capitol Hill on rise of in-flight confrontations  |  GMA - 9.24.21
House panel holds hearing on uptick in unruly passenger incidents on flights  |  NY1 - 9.23.21
Aviation leaders testifying before House panel - Video  |  CBS - 9.23.21
House Transportation Committee hears from workers over increase in 'air rage' incidents  |  FOX4 - 9.23.21
Community Remembers 9/11 Victims at Grapevine Ceremony  |  NBC-DFW - 9.11.21
Dread at 30,000 feet: Inside the increasingly violent world of US flight attendants  |  CNN - 9.06.21
Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’  |  New York Times - 8.26.21
Unruly Air Passengers Avoiding Sky-High Fines  |  Newsy - 8.25.21
Grievance filed by flight crews against American Airlines could impact fliers  |  WSOC-TV - 8.05.21
Passenger Behavior News Coverage - Video  |  FOX32 - 8.05.21
Flight attendant unions concerned about uptick in unruly passengers  |  FOX2 - 8.04.21
American, Southwest Crews Say Lodging Woes Lead to Fatigue  |  Bloomberg - 7.28.21
American Airlines FAILED to provide pilots and flight attendants with 'hotel rooms during layovers..'  |  DailyMail - 7.28.21
Sleeping at the airport: American Airlines flight attendant, pilot unions complain about lack of hotel rooms  |  CNBC - 7.28.21
Last Week Alone, FAA Received Reports of 100 Unruly Airline Passengers  |  Univision News Twitter - 7.20.21
As ‘Unruly’ Passenger Behavior Soars, Will Airlines Still Require Masks After September 13?  |  CBS DFW - 7.19.21
Unruly airplane passengers are straining the system for keeping peace in the sky  |  Washington Post - 7.18.21
Amid Air Rage Incidents, Should In-Flight Alcohol Service End for Good?  |  Traveler - 6.25.21
‘It’s out of control.’ Airlines, flight attendants want stiffer penalties for unruly passengers  |  CNBC - 6.22.21
Stand By for Turbulence: How a Deadly Virus and Unruly Passengers Have Shaken Aviation Safety - 4.21.21
Flight attendants would be hardest hit by American Airlines furloughs, says APFA spokesperson  |  WFAA 8 - 2.05.21
COVID-19 RELIEF PUSH: House Democrats followed the Senate’s lead Friday  |  CBS Evening News on Twitter - 2.05.21
Airlines and flight attendant unions concerned about security when pro-Trump rioters leave DC  |  CNN - 1.07.21
9 moments that defined the COVID-19 pandemic for American and Southwest airlines  |  Dallas Morning News - 12.29.20
Association of Professional Flight Attendants explain new service animal regulations for aircrafts  |  AWFU Podcast - 12.14.20
North Texas airline workers continue to wait for additional coronavirus relief bill  |  FOX 4 - 10.08.20
Hundreds of American Airlines flight attendants are losing jobs at Philadelphia International Airport  |  Philadelphia Inquirer - 10.06.20
Seattle News Video  |  KIRO 7 - 10.02.20
Flight attendant gives emotional farewell to passengers, crew on final flight  |  ABC - 10.02.20
House passes stimulus package, airline workers face layoffs if deal isn't reached  |  KTVU - 10.02.20
At least 1,400 furloughed at Philadelphia International Airport as federal aid deal falters  |  WHYY - 10.01.20
This week: Disney, Goldman Sachs, and airlines cut 60,000+ total jobs  |  The Lead CNN Twitter - 10.01.20
Uncertainty grows within airline industry amid grim outlook for the future  |  FOX 2 - 10.01.20
Airline Workers Face Uncertain Future Amid Massive Layoffs Across Industry  |  NBC DFW - 10.01.20
19,000 American Airlines workers to be furloughed Thursday as CARES Act funds run out  |  FOX 4 - 10.01.20
Furloughs in effect for 900 Charlotte-based American Airlines workers after failure to extend Payroll Support Program  |  WBTV - 10.01.20
United and American Airlines furloughing 32,000 employees  |  KTVU - 10.01.20
Two major airlines furlough thousands of workers, and it will impact many employees here in Arizona  |  AZ Family - 10.01.20
Florida job losses continue as airline industry cuts workers  |  WPTV - 10.01.20
'I just walked off my last fight'  |  CNN Newsroom Twitter - 10.01.20
House Democrats pass relief bill without bipartisan support; Alabama lawmakers blaming other side  |  FOX 10 - 10.01.20
American Airlines furloughs 900 Charlotte employees, 19,000 company wide  |  FOX 46 - 10.01.20

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10.28.21 – Airline Union Leaders Applaud Illinois Legislature For Supporting Aviation

Thursday, October 28, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Airline Union Leaders Applaud Illinois Legislature for Supporting Aviation, Worker Sick Leave (Springfield, IL) – Following the Illinois House vote to extend the Illinois…

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10.18.21 – Press Release – Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony

Monday, October 18, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Association of Professional Flight Attendants 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony at APFA Headquarters Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:00 am CT APFA…

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8.05.21 – [PRESS RELEASE] The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO

Thursday, August 5, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Mourns the Loss of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (Euless, TX) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants,…

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3.10.21 – PRESS RELEASE: Payroll Support Program Extended through American Rescue Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Payroll Support Program Extended through American Rescue Plan Aviation Jobs Protected Through September 30th, 2021 (Euless, TX) – Today, working people across the…

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