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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 country can celebrate – relief is on the way. The American Rescue Plan passed in the House of Representative and…

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1.08.21 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Committed To The Protection And Safety

Friday, January 8, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Committed to the Protection and Safety of Our Flight Attendants on and off the Aircraft (Euless, TX) – Today, Julie Hedrick, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) issued the following statement regarding the…

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12.21.20 – Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended In Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation

Monday, December 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended in Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation Secures Aviation Jobs (Euless, TX) – Late this evening, Congress passed an emergency relief package that will return the jobs of tens of thousands of furloughed aviation workers and provide much-needed relief to Americans across the country.The bill…

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12.15.20 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Biden’s Nomination Of Pete Buttigieg

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary (Euless, TX) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing 27,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines, fully supports President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg to lead…

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12.02.20 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements (Euless, TX) – Today, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) for narrowing the definition of service animals allowed in the cabin of commercial aircraft. The…

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10.27.20 – APFA Proudly Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Proudly Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States (Euless, TX) – Today, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing the 27,000 American Airlines Flight Attendants, endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United…

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9.08.20 – Union Plans Week-long Actions to Save Jobs

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org APFA Launches Another Week of Action Union Plans Week-long Actions to Save Jobs Flight Attendants March on Capitol Hill (Euless, TX) – “Time is running out. Congress must act quickly to prevent further economic collapse—to our aviation workforce and our national economy. 75,000…

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9.07.20 – Union Plans Week-long Actions to Save Jobs

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org APFA Launches Another Week of Action Union Plans Week-long Actions to Save Jobs Flight Attendants March on Capitol Hill (Euless, TX) – “Time is running out. Congress must act quickly to prevent further economic collapse—to our aviation workforce and our national economy. 75,000…

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8.12.20 – Washington Leaders: Negotiate a Deal. Time is Running Out.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Washington Leaders: Negotiate a Deal. Time is Running Out. (Euless, TX) – Time is running out. Hundreds of thousands of US aviation jobs may soon be lost. Flight Attendants, pilots, mechanics, agents- all US aviation workers are standing at the edge of a…

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4.29.20 – APFA Flight Attendants Praise Aviation Leaders For Promoting Mandatory Masks On Airplanes

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. phartshorn@apfa.org APFA Flight Attendants Praise Aviation Leaders for Promoting Mandatory Masks on Airplanes (Euless, TX) – Julie Hedrick, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, praised bipartisan aviation leaders for their April 28th letter to Airlines For America promoting required masks on…

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2.27.20 – Attendance & Performance Program Decision Issued for Presidential Grievance

Thursday, February 27, 2020 Statement from APFA National President on AA’s Flight Attendant Attendance and Performance Program Decision Issued for Union’s Presidential Grievance EULESS, TX — The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the union representing the 28,000 Flight Attendants of main line American Airlines has announced an arbitration decision for the Presidential Grievance filed…

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1.30.20 – Union Representing American Airlines Flight Attendants Supports Pilot’s Union in Lawsuit Over Coronavirus

Thursday, January 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020 Union Representing American Airlines Flight Attendants Supports Pilot’s Union in Lawsuit Over Coronavirus DALLAS, TEXAS – “The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) is in full support of our Brothers and Sisters at the Allied Pilots Association (APA) in their lawsuit to protect our crew members and the…

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1.23.20 – President of American Airlines Flight Attendants’ Union Calls for Airlines to Increase Precautions Around Deadly Coronavirus

Thursday, January 23, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2020 President of American Airlines Flight Attendants’ Union Calls for Airlines to Increase Precautions Around Deadly Coronavirus EULESS, TEXAS – As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the world, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the union representing more than 27,000 Flight Attendants at American…

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11.06.19 – Invitation to Association of Professional Flight Attendants Media Day

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Media Day Please join the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) at its headquarters in Euless on Thursday, November 14, 2019 for a conversation about the aviation industry and core issues facing American Airlines’ Flight Attendants. APFA is the largest independent Flight Attendant union in…

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7.18.19 – Association of Professional Flight Attendants’ National President Testifies at Congressional Hearing

Thursday, July 18, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT ATTENDANTS’ NATIONAL PRESIDENT TESTIFIES AT ‘STATE OF AVIATION SAFETY’ CONGRESSIONAL HEARING WASHINGTON, D.C. – Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) National President Lori Bassani was invited to testify before Congress yesterday on today’s most urgent aviation safety issues. As the President of the largest…

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6.11.19 – Press Release

Tuesday, June 11, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Airlines Shareholders Need To Ask Tough Questions, Not Just Rubberstamp Lavish Executive Pay Package DALLAS, TX. —With American Airlines facing continued safety concerns, delayed and cancelled flights, mistreatment of its workers, an aging fleet, and an increasingly weary customer base, AA shareholders are being asked to…

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5.24.19 – APFA Statement

Friday, May 24, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement from APFA National President and TWU International President   Instead of investing in its workers, American Airlines has chosen to enrich their executives with hefty compensation packages and bonuses at the cost of customer service and employee morale. They’ve saddled employees with unfair contracts and failed…

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5.22.19 – Press Release TWU / IAM Support

Wednesday, May 22, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants National President Lori Bassani The following is a statement from Lori Bassani, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, on American Airlines’ accusing the Transport Workers Union and International Association of Machinists  and Aerospace Workers of engaging…

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5.03.19 – CEO Doug Parker received a nearly $12 million compensation package last year

Friday, May 3, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from APFA President Regarding  CEO Compensation  Euless, TX (May 3, 2019) – The following is a statement from Lori Bassani, National President of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, on recent reports of American Airlines CEO’s compensation package. “The fact American Airlines paid its CEO Doug Parker nearly $12 million…

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4.26.19 – APFA Press Release

Friday, April 26, 2019   APFA Sends Letter to FAA Calling to Implement Key Components of FAA Reauthorization Bill Euless, TX (April 26th) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) National President Lori Bassani sent a letter yesterday calling on Acting Administrator Dan Elwell to step up the pace of implementing key provisions of the…

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3.13.19 – 737 Grounded – APFA Press Release

Wednesday, March 13, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from The Association of Professional Flight Attendants Grounding of 737 Max 8 & 9 Aircraft  “We are relieved the U.S. Government issued an order to ground the 737 Max 8 & 9 today, days after the tragic accident in Ethiopia. The announcement was made shortly after an…

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3.11.19 – Press Release – Ethiopian Airlines

Monday, March 11, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants   Dallas, TX (March 11)— “The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) has been monitoring the accident investigation of Ethiopian Airlines closely since the tragedy occurred. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of crew and passengers…

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2.22.19 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union to Picket AA Leadership Conference

Friday, February 22, 2019   MEDIA ADVISORYAmerican Airlines Flight Attendant Union to Picket AA Leadership Conference “UnfAAir in the AIR” (Dallas, TX- Feb. 21)—The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) the Union representing 27,000+ American Airlines Flight Attendants announced today they will be protesting their company’s unfair labor practices, continual contract violations, delay of new…

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2.17.19 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Demands Investigation Into Company’s Involvement in Demeaning Sex Object Video

Sunday, February 17, 2019   American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Demands Investigation Into Company’s Involvement in Demeaning Sex Object Video Dallas, TX — (Feb. 17) A video that went viral last night has prompted the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) to demand that American Airlines (AA) CEO Doug Parker conduct an independent investigation of…

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2.08.2019 – Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108

Friday, February 8, 2019   Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay” WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2019) — Four unions representing a total of 73,000 workers at American Airlines voiced their support for H.R. 1108, the “Aviation Funding Stability Act…

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