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Government Affairs

The APFA Government Affairs Department is your advocate on Capitol Hill. Our top priorities are always the issues that are most important to Flight Attendants, such as job security and workplace safety.

The aviation industry is highly regulated, so what happens in the halls of Congress directly impacts our work environment on a daily basis. This is why our Union must stay involved in federal, state, and even local level issues.

The relationships that APFA cultivates with members of Congress and other government officials allow our Union to promote our profession and raise our concerns. The APFA Government Affairs Department meets face-to-face with lawmakers and their staff. With so many voices in Washington, it is important that lawmakers hear directly from us as Flight Attendants.

If you are interested in learning more about the APFA Government Affairs Department and what we are fighting for, send an email to [email protected] or Contact Government Affairs.

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Allie Malis
APFA Government Affairs Representative

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Lori Glattly
APFA Government Affairs Representative

Government Affairs Hotlines

2.21.24 – Members Of Congress And Elected Officials Support Flight Attendants

On February 13th, Flight Attendants across the industry stood together in historic solidarity. As Union members, we have each other’s backs. On the picket line last week, we were supported by elected officials

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9.28.23 – Government Shutdown Looming: Call Congress Today

In anticipation that Congress will not be able to pass government funding by midnight on Saturday September 30th, the federal government is preparing to shut down. If Congress does not pass government funding by this deadline, hundreds of thousands of government workers will be furloughed.

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7.11.23 – New Smoke/Odor/Fume (SOF) Event Report Form AND Call to Action!

New Smoke/Odor/Fume (SOF) Event Report Form and Call to Action! Tuesday, July 11, 2023 In this Hotline: – 2023 GCAQE Conference – New Smoke/Odor/Fume (SOF) Report Form – Click here…

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6.11.23 – FAA Reauthorization Bill 2023

One of the “must-pass” bills on Capitol Hill this year is an FAA Reauthorization Bill. Current funding for the FAA expires at the end of September, so for the FAA to be able to operate beyond September, a bill must be passed by the deadline.

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6.09.23 – Tell Congress to Reauthorize the Health Coverage Tax Credit

APFA supports the reauthorization of the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) which expired on 12/31/21. Flight Attendants who lost their pensions during bankruptcy have struggled to afford basic healthcare costs.

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4.28.23 – APFA Negotiating Committee Joins APFA Government Affairs On Capitol Hill

This week, your APFA Negotiating Committee and Government Affairs Department were on Capitol Hill talking to your elected representatives about the status of our contract negotiations with American Airlines.

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4.18.23 – Call to Action! Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

CALL TO ACTION! Urge your Senators and Representatives in Washington to co-sponsor the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act, because assault doesn’t fly!

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3.31.23 – APFA Flight Attendant Pete Enriquez Speaks at U.S. Capitol

This week in Washington, D.C., Pete Enriquez, a MIA-based Flight Attendant, recounted an assault that occurred while he was on duty. APFA’s position has been clear and consistent: Ensure these offenders face prosecution to the full extent of the law with appropriate enforced fines, criminal penalties, and applicable flying bans.

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2.21.24 – Members Of Congress And Elected Officials Support Flight Attendants

On February 13th, Flight Attendants across the industry stood together in historic solidarity. As Union members, we have each other’s backs. On the picket line last week, we were supported by elected officials

Continue Reading

9.28.23 – Government Shutdown Looming: Call Congress Today

In anticipation that Congress will not be able to pass government funding by midnight on Saturday September 30th, the federal government is preparing to shut down. If Congress does not pass government funding by this deadline, hundreds of thousands of government workers will be furloughed.

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7.11.23 – New Smoke/Odor/Fume (SOF) Event Report Form AND Call to Action!

New Smoke/Odor/Fume (SOF) Event Report Form and Call to Action! Tuesday, July 11, 2023 In this Hotline: – 2023 GCAQE Conference – New Smoke/Odor/Fume (SOF) Report Form – Click here to tell Congress to pass…

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APFA PAC

The APFA PAC plays a very important role in getting our voice heard!

Representatives and Senators must be kept informed if they are to get involved at any point. By attending campaign fundraising events, APFA has an opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress, not just to their staff, in order to explain APFA's position on important issues.

Legislation

  • Unruly Passengers

    Flight Attendants should not have to fear for their safety just by coming to work. A federal "No-Fly" list would keep abusive passengers off our airplanes. Learn More

  • Cabin Air Quality

    When toxic fumes enter the cabin air supply, Flight Attendants and passengers are put at risk. Yet little has been done to regulate this issue. We need onboard sensors, standardized reporting, and comprehensive training to prevent these incidents from happening. Learn More

  • Emergency Evacuation Standards

    Congress must require that the FAA conduct a legitimate airplane evacuation study to update its standards using an actual aircraft (and different aircraft bodies), include all types of participants, factor in the current aircraft seat dimensions, carry-on baggage, emotional support animals, and passenger behaviors to reach an accurate conclusion about its evacuation standards. Learn More

  • Cabin Temperature Standards

    We need temperature standards on the airplane! It’s too hot, it’s too cold, it’s UNSAFE. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) state that onboard temperatures should be between 65-80 degrees on the ground. Learn More

  • Radiation

    Flight Attendants are exposed to high level of radiation due to the amount of time we fly. Research and education must be done to mitigate this workplace risk and require airlines to educate Flight Attendants about the risks of radiation. In addition, we would like the FAA to conduct a study on the risks of cosmic radiation to Flight Attendants’ health and potential solutions. Learn More

  • Flags of Convenience

    We must protect U.S. aviation jobs from being outsourced. “Flag of convenience” business models use the weakest legal, regulatory, labor, and safety practices from other countries. Let’s prevent a race to the bottom. Learn More

Workplace Safety

Each Flight Attendant should file the applicable company report. For all odor/fume events, file an IOD and a CERS Report. Flight Attendants may also consider reporting their specific safety concern regarding the odor/fume event to the Cabin ASAP program for review by AA, APFA and the FAA.

Flight Attendants may also consider reporting their specific safety concern regarding the odor/fume event to:
Cabin ASAP reports are reviewed by the Event Review Committee (ERC) consisting of individuals from APA, APFA, the FAA, and Company.
— Please send reports of suspected odor/fume events to [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected].

To read more about the IOD process visit the APFA IOD Department page.

If you’ve been faced with cabin temperatures that you believed were a risk to everyone’s health onboard, please report these conditions by filling out both an ASAP report and a CERS report. Data drives everything at this company, make your voices heard through reporting!

You can also fill out APFA's Hot Cabin Report Form

Lawmaker Contact Information

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

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

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

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

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

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm
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