Current Legislation

COVID-19

Joint letter to U.S. President Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Johnson on Reopening US and UK Air Travel - 5.03.21

Letters to Governors Lamont, Mills, Sununu, Scott, Raimondo, and Lieutenant Governor McKee from Julie Hedrick and APFA Base Presidents in Response to COVID-19 Vaccine - 2.01.21

APFA and AFA Joint Letter to President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Representative McCarthy, Senator McConnell Urging Extension of the PSP - 1.29.21

Letters to Governors Newsom, Baker, Wolf, Murphy, Carney, Hogan, Northam, and Mayor Bowser from Julie Hedrick and APFA Base Presidents in Response to COVID-19 Vaccine - 1.28.21

Letter to President Donald J. Trump Regarding the Payroll Support Program - 8.27.20

Letter from 223 members of Congress to House and Senate Leadership - 7.27.20

Joint Union Letter in Support of Payroll Support Extension - 7.15.20

Julie Hedrick Letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer - 6.25.20

CDC Response Letter - 6.18.20

Julie Hedrick Testimony for the Committee of Transportation Infrastructure - 6.09.20

Flight Attendant Exemption Workers’ Compensation Letter to NC, VA, MA, MO, TX, IL, and CA Governors - 5.05.20

Chicago Airport Mask Enforcement Letter - 4.29.20

COVID-19 Safety Letter to Secretary Chao - 4.23.20

COVID-19 Safety Letter to Congressman DeFazio - 4.20.20

COVID-19 Safety Letter to Leader Schumer - 4.20.20

Joint Union Letter to Secretary Mnuchin - 4.10.20

Congress Assesses Government Aid Package to Airline Industry in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (Hotline) - 3.19.20

!! ACTION ITEM: Click Here to Write AND Call Your Representatives

Aviation Coalition Letter to Secretary Mnuchin, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell, & Leader Schumer - 3.19.20

Aviation Labor Unions Letter to Congress - 3.19.20

Joint Labor Letter to Secretary Mnuchin, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell, & Leader Schumer - 3.19.20

Letter to Leadership in Response to Coronavirus Stimulus Consumer and Labor Protections - 3.17.20


Boeing 737 Max

Testimony of APFA National President Lori Bassani - 7.17.19
APFA Testimony to the Committee of Transport and Infrastructure on the Boeing 737 MAX - 6.19.19


Cabin Air Quality

ACTION ITEM: Support Clean & Safe Air in the Cabin! - Urge your Representatives to support clean & safe air on our aircraft!
Cabin Air Quality (CAQ) Background Document
Safety Alert for Operators 2018 (SAFO)
Testimony of APFA National President Lori Bassani - 7.17.19
Letter to Acting Administrator Elwell on FAA Bill Implementation - 4.25.19
Cabin Air Quality Hearing Letter of Support - 7.24.19
Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 Hearing Request Letter to Rep. Garamendi - 7.12.19
How can the air on aircraft become contaminated? - Video
Tristan Loraine explains filters and bleed air - Video


10-Hour Minimum Rest and We Are RestLESS Campaign

Joint Comments on Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements - Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - 11.12.19
APFA Files Official Comments on Flight Attendant Minimum Rest - 11.15.19 (Hotline)
Update on the 10-hour Rest Rule - 10.08.19 (Hotline)
APFA National President Lori Bassani Testifies Before Congress - 7.17.19 (Hotline)
Testimony of APFA National President Lori Bassani - 7.17.19
Update on 10-hour Minimum Rest - 6.05.19 (Hotline)
Letter to Acting Administrator Elwell on FAA Bill Implementation - 4.25.19
Read about the campaign and learn how to get involved


Evacuation Standards

Testimony of APFA National President Lori Bassani - 7.17.19
Letter to Acting Administrator Elwell on Evacuation and Passenger Luggage - 5.08.19
Letter to Acting Administrator Elwell on FAA Bill Implementation - 4.25.19
Letter to Congressman Larsen - 7.27.18
Letter to Congressman DeFazio - 7.27.18
DeFazio, Larsen Request Study on Airplane Cabin Evacuations - 3.08.18


Space Allocated Per Passenger on Aircraft

Remarks of Julie Frederick, APFA, Before the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection Meeting Space Allocated Per Passenger on Aircraft - 4.14.15


Emotional Support Animals

Senator Burr wants to rein in emotional support animals on airplanes - Washington Examiner - 5.08.18
APFA Endorsement Letter of Sen. Richard Burr's Bill to Strengthen Airline Service Animal Procedures - 4.24.18 - 4.24.18


Cabin Temperature

Learn about the Government Affairs' Cabin Temperatures efforts


Flags of Convenience Don't Fly Here

Flags of Convenience Union Letter – Fair and Open Skies Act HR 3632 - 9.18.19
Resources and More information about the No NAI campaign
Remarks of Bob Ross for T&I Aviation Subcommittee Hearing - 3.08.17


Open & Fair Skies

Learn about the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies
Union Sign On Letter - Fair and Open Skies Act - 9.18.19
Remarks of Bob Ross for T&I Aviation Subcommittee Hearing - 3.08.17


Sexual Assault and Harassment

Information on 'Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act (H.R. 5139)'
ACTION ITEM: ITF Survey on Harassment and Discrimination - Take the Anonymous and Confidential ITF Cabin Crew Survey


Preventing Human Trafficking

Information and Resources for fighting human trafficking


TSA and DHS Oversight

Letter to DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf - 2.07.20
Letter to Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Thompson on KCM - 8.28.19
Letter to Chairman DeFazio on TSA Oversight - 8.27.19


Labor Issues

News Release - Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2019 Statistics - 1.22.20
ACTION ITEM: PRO Act Labor Bill (H.R.2474) - Tell Congress to support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act!
The Middle Class Continues to Struggle as Union Density Remains Low  |  Center for American Progress Action Fund - 9.10.19
National Mediation Board - Opposition Official Comments - 4.1.19


No Knives On Planes

No Knives On Planes


Cell Phones

Remarks of Bob Ross for T&I Aviation Subcommittee Hearing - 3.08.17
Association of Professional Flight Attendants Oppose use of Cell Phones During Flight - 2.10.17
Remarks of Julie Frederick, APFA, Before the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection Meeting on Inflight Mobile Cell Phone Use - 10.29.14


Air Carrier Training - Aviation Rule Committee (ACT ARC)

The FAA is required to revisit air carrier training periodically. Unions, the airlines and the FAA participate in reevaluating current procedures and make recommendations for improvements to the FAA. The ACT ARC issues yearly reports.

ACT ARC - FAA Information

Comprised of 3 Working Groups:
Crew Resource Management (CRM)
High Energy Battery Fires (HEFTE) | FAA - High Energy Fires
— De-escalation (In Progress)

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077

 

Headquarters
M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CST)

APFA Phone Reps
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CST)

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

APFA Events

SBA Town Hall

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm