Government Affairs Activities

2015

APFA National President Laura Glading, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Tammy Baldwin
and Government Affairs representative Jennifer Brissette attend the Women’s Senate Network Dinner.


October 2014

The APFA was invited to provide testimony at the Department of Transportation regarding expanding the use of cell phones on board airplanes. APFA remains opposed to permitting voice calls in the aircraft cabin and asked the Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx to issue a formal ban.

Read the full testimony.

News Coverage


September 2014

Julie Frederick, APFA Government Affairs Representative, DCA President Robert Valenta and DCA VP Tim Weston attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at Emancipation Hall in the U. S Capitol honoring the Fallen Heroes of 9/11.

Julie Frederick, Robert Valenta, and Tim Weston

Congressional Gold Medals were awarded to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, NY, the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA, and the National Pentagon 9/11 Memorial in Arlington, VA. 

   “All that we Americans are – all we will ever be – we owe to the Fallen Heroes of 9/11.”

Congressional Gold Medals


July 2014

 APFA is proud to support Senator Kay Hagan D-NC shown with Government Affairs Representative Julie Frederick.

APFA is proud to support Senator Kay Hagan D-NC shown with Government Affairs Representative Julie Frederick


March 2014

 APFA National Sec Jeff Pharr and Legislative team member Jennifer Brissette see members of Congress in Washington DC.

Jeff Pharr, Jennifer Brissette, and Rep. Tim Bishop D-NY

Rep. Tim Bishop D-NY

Rep Eric-Swalwell D CA

Rep Eric-Swalwell D CA

Rep. Peter DeFazio D-OR

Rep. Peter DeFazio D-OR


02.20.14

Laura Glading and FAA Adm Michael Huerta

APFA President Laura Glading and FAA Adm. Michael Huerta.


12.09.13 

APFA National Communications Coordinator Leslie Mayo, National Governement Affairs Coordinator Julie Frederick, Secretary Jeff Pharr, Health Representative Jeffrey Ewing, and Treasurer Greg Gunter at NASDAQ bell ringing ceremony
Celebrating the new American (AAL). Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, Julie Frederick, Government Affairs Representative, Jeff Pharr, National Secretary,
Jeffrey Ewing, Safety Department, and Greg Gunter, National Treasurer. (pic bell ringing apfa).


12.06.13

Human Trafficking APFA Flight Attendant Juan Carlos Ayub, DCA, attended an event on human trafficking awareness hosted by retired AA Flight Attendant Nancy Rivard. Nancy serves as the international president of Airline Ambassadors and has been a leader in the fight to combat human trafficking. Juan Carlos met with representatives of various federal agencies that are working to put a stop to these crimes.

Flight Attendants are a vital piece of the human trafficking fight since we are the eyes and ears of the cabin. APFA asks all Flight Attendants to be vigilant and help combat this serious problem.

Human Trafficking action group


11.25.13

About Betty Ong Recreation Plaque
APFA was invited by the family of FA Betty Ong to hear President Obama speak in San Francisco at the Betty Ong Chinese Recreation Center. Speaking on immigration the president also recognized Betty Ong as one of the true heroes of 9/11 when she provided critical details to ground operations in the moments before AA flight 11 hit the north tower. Pictured: Lauren Woo, Betty’s niece (sang national anthem) , sister Gloria Ong Woo, sister Cathie Ong Herrera, and Betty’s mother, Mrs. Ong. Brother Harry Ong is speaking to reporters.

 Julie Frederick with Ong Sisters Ong family at recreation ceremony dedication
Harry Ong at dedication ceremony


11.02.13

 

APFA thanks Rep. Marc Veasey for his support of the AA/US Airways merger.
Pictured: Rep. James Clyburn D-SC, Julie Frederick APFA Government Affairs, Jennifer Brissette APFA Government Affairs, Rep. Veasey


9.20.13

AMR/LCC Recent Broadcast Coverage – 9.20.13 NEW!


9.10.13

Flight 93

Great day on the Hill! Remembering Shanksville and all from 9/11. Many thanks to APFA people who were able to join the Coalition of Flight Attendants. Jennifer Brissette IDF, Julie Frederick IDF, Tim Weston VC DCA, Robert Valenta CH DCA, Juan Carlos Ayub DCA, Jeff Pharr IMA and APFA Nat’l Sec, and Susan Gahs DCA from Shanksville, PA. We Will Never Forget. Flights 11, 77, 93, & 175.

Flight 93

The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions on the Hill September 10, 2013. Read the 9.10.13.


9.05.13

Jennifer Brisette, US Rep. Michael C. Burgess, and Julie Frederick

Jennifer Brisette, US Rep. Michael C. Burgess, & Julie Frederick


August 2013
Julie Frederick APFA Government Affairs, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Jeff Pharr APFA National Secretary at DC fundraiser.

7.17.13

This week, APFA President Laura Glading sent a letter to Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) supporting his amendment to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (HR 2591). Mr. Grimm’s amendment will provide American Airlines employees with the same fair tax treatment that our colleagues at other carriers were afforded during their employers’ bankruptcies. Co-sponsors of the legislation include Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Tim Bishop (D-NY), Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Peter Roskam (R-IL). To read Laura’s letter, click here.


Human Trafficking action group

AA/USAirways Labor Stands in Support of Merger at Senate Hearing
Merger group
Glen Hayataka IMA, Julie Frederick IDF, Doug Parker, Debbie Roland DCA, Juan Carlos Arub DCA.

3.19.13

Leafleting Against Knives On Planes – March 28 to April 15

AA Flight Attendants have been leafleting in front of airports across the nation to notify passengers that we are against knives on board the aircraft. If Administrator Pistole has his way, knives and other potential weapons will be allowed on board beginning April 25, 2013.

Washington, D.C.

Senate Hearing on AA/US Merger

Today, APFA attended the Senate Subcommittee Hearing on “The American Airlines/US Airways Merger: Consolidation, Competition, and Consumers.” Chairman of the Subcommittee, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) presiding. The witness list included: Douglas Parker, Chairman and CEO US Airways Group, Thomas Horton, Chairman, President and CEO American Airlines and AMR, Diana L. Moss, Director and VP American Aintitrust Institute, Washington, D.C., and William McGee, Consultant, Consumers Union, NY, NY.

The record will remain open for one week. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is set to decide on the merger March 27, 2013, in New York.

Read the Joint Labor Letter in Support of the Merger
Read APFA’s Testimony Submitted on the Record in Support of the Merger
Read APFA’s Live Tweets from the Senate Hearing
Watch the Senate Hearing on C-Span


3.01.13

U.S. HOUSE ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON AA/US AIRWAYS MERGER
On Tuesday, February 26th, the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law convened a hearing to examine the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Prior to the hearing, APFA President Laura Glading sent a letter supporting the merger to each of the Members of the Subcommittee. APFA’s support was reiterated in testimony given by Stephen Johnson of US Airways, as well as Laura Glading’s own testimony which was submitted for the record following the hearing. Finally, APFA members and national officers attended the hearing in uniform to demonstrate their support. They sat alongside our colleagues at APA as well as our future colleagues – the pilots and flight attendants of US Airways. Members of the Subcommittee expressed bipartisan support for the merger and cited the strong backing of the companies’ unions – more proof that unity pays!


Photo: APFA Vice President Marcus Gluth, DCA Vice Chair Robert Valenta, APFA Secretary Jeff Pharr and Stephen Johnson, Executive Vice President, Corporate and Government Affairs, with US Airways Flight Attendants at the Merger Hearing.

Letter to Chairman Bachus
APFA President Laura Glading’s Testimony
US Airways/AA Joint Washington Post Ad
Hearing Transcript in its Entirety
Hearing Information from the Committee on the Judiciary
Watch the full hearing on CSPAN


PROTECTIONS

On behalf of Flight Attendants, APFA President Laura Glading wrote to Congressman Rick Larsen, thanking him for his recent comments on new OSHA protections for flight attendants and his commitment to see them implemented.

Here is an excerpt of the opening statement of Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Larsen at the hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration held February 27, 2013.

“… I want to praise Administrator Huerta and his staff for their efforts to extend occupational safety and health protections to flight attendants in their high-altitude workplace, as mandated by the FAA bill.

Democrats on this Committee fought to include that mandate in the final conference report, and I was pleased that the FAA published a proposed policy statement last December and solicited public comments. I hope a final policy statement will be adopted in short order, and I look forward to hearing from Administrator Huerta on where we stand now in extending long-overdue legal protections to tens of thousands of flight attendants. I look forward to receiving a status report on how all these important provisions are being implemented.”

SEQUESTRATION
With Congress at an impasse in the debate over how to begin to balance the federal budget, automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” are looming and set to take effect on March 1. Absent Congressional action to avoid it, sequestration will result an across-the-board spending cuts that will affect virtually all federal agencies.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said publicly that should sequestration take place, airport delays would be inevitable. Customs and Border control could see waits of four to five hours and TSA checkpoints could take well over an hour. Cuts in staffing at TSA and the Federal Air Marshall program are expected.

Last week FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said that the $600M cut in funds would force the FAA to lay off 47,000 employees for up to two days a month. While Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said safety would not be compromised as a result of sequestration, he also expressed concerns about lengthy delays at airports and the need to close some air traffic control towers.

Flight Attendants will not see immediate effects, but by April 1 the cuts could have devastating effects on air travel. Clearly, it is in the best interest of our industry, the economy, and our nation to have Congress reach an agreement.

APFA will keep you informed and provide more details regarding sequestration’s impact on Flight Attendants.

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT – FINAL HEARING
When the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed in 1993, an unintended oversight left millions of crewmembers without the opportunity to quality for Family Leave. A correction to that legislation was passed in 2009.

The US Department of Labor recently issued a Final Rule implementing the amendments made to the Family and Medical Leave Act by the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act of 2009. The Final Rule provides clarity to employers and employees and emphasizes the distinction between the eligibility requirements and calculation of FMLA leave for airline flight crews (flight attendants and pilots) and all other employees. Additionally, the Final Rule adopts a uniform entitlement for airline flight crew employees for one or more of the FMLA-qualifying reasons as well as military caregiver leave. The Final Rule also sets specific record-keeping requirements for flight crew employers.

APFA is currently reviewing the revised language and will meet with the company to determine its effect on our members. For more information:
http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs28j

APFA Legislative Affairs

Julie Frederick-Tandy
legislation@apfa.org


2.26.13

U.S. HOUSE ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
On Tuesday, the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law convened a hearing to examine the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Prior to the hearing, Laura Glading sent a letter supporting the merger to each of the Members of the Subcommittee. APFA’s support was reiterated in testimony given by Stephen Johnson of US Airways, as well as Laura Glading’s own testimony which was submitted for the record following the hearing. Finally, APFA members and national officers attended the hearing in uniform to demonstrate their support. They sat alongside our colleagues at APA as well as our future colleagues – the pilots and flight attendants of US Airways. Members of the Subcommittee expressed bipartisan support for the merger and cited the strong backing of the companies’ unions – more proof that unity pays!

Letter to Chairman Bachus 2.27.13
APFA President Laura Glading’s Testimony 2.26.13
US Airways/AA Joint Washington Post Ad 2.26.13
Hearing Transcript in its Entirety 2.26.13
Click here for Hearing Information from the “Committee on the Judiciary
Watch the full hearing on CSPAN


OSHA PROTECTIONS

On behalf of Flight Attendants, APFA President Laura Glading wrote to Congressman Rick Larsen , thanking him for our new OSHA protections.

Here is an excerpt of the opening statement of Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rick Larsen at the hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration held February 27, 2013.

“… I want to praise Administrator Huerta and his staff for their efforts to extend occupational safety and health protections to flight attendants in their high-altitude workplace, as mandated by the FAA bill.

Democrats on this Committee fought to include that mandate in the final conference report, and I was pleased that the FAA published a proposed policy statement last December and solicited public comments. I hope a final policy statement will be adopted in short order, and I look forward to hearing from Administrator Huerta on where we stand now in extending long-overdue legal protections to tens of thousands of flight attendants. I look forward to receiving a status report on how all these important provisions are being implemented.”

SEQUESTRATION
With Congress at an impasse in the debate over how to begin to balance the federal budget, automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” are looming and set to take effect on March 1. Absent Congressional action to avoid it, sequestration will result an across-the-board spending cuts that will affect virtually all federal agencies.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said publicly that should sequestration take place, airport delays would be inevitable. Customs and Border control could see waits of four to five hours and TSA checkpoints could take well over an hour. Cuts in staffing at TSA and the Federal Air Marshall program are expected.

Last week FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said that the $600M cut in funds would force the FAA to lay off 47,000 employees for up to two days a month. While Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said safety would not be compromised as a result of sequestration, he also expressed concerns about lengthy delays at airports and the need to close some air traffic control towers.

Flight Attendants will not see immediate effects, but by April 1 the cuts could have devastating effects on air travel. Clearly, it is in the best interest of our industry, the economy, and our nation to have Congress reach an agreement.

APFA will keep you informed and provide more details regarding sequestration’s impact on Flight Attendants.

FAMILY LEAVE FINAL HEARING
When the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed in 1993, an unintended oversight left millions of crewmembers without the opportunity to quality for Family Leave. A correction to that legislation was passed in 2009.

The US Department of Labor recently issued a Final Rule implementing the amendments made to the Family and Medical Leave Act by the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act of 2009. The Final Rule provides clarity to employers and employees and emphasizes the distinction between the eligibility requirements and calculation of FMLA leave for airline flight crews (flight attendants and pilots) and all other employees. Additionally, the Final Rule adopts a uniform entitlement for airline flight crew employees for one or more of the FMLA-qualifying reasons as well as military caregiver leave. The Final Rule also sets specific record-keeping requirements for flight crew employers.

APFA is currently reviewing the revised language and will meet with the company to determine its effect on our members. For more information:
http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs28j.pdf


10.31.12

APFA Government Affairs Field Representative, Jena Olsen,
IOR, meets with Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
10.31.12

APFA Treasurer Greg Gunter, Leader Nancy Pelosi,
Julie Frederick APFA Govt Affairs, Congressman Ed Markey,
MA. At reception at the offices of O’Neill and Assoc. BOS.

Ike Bouck, APA, Congressman Peter Roskam, IL, Jena Olsen APFA

From left to right, Jon Stevens (JFK), Pam Hogue (IOR), Jena Olsen (IOR) and Peter Tuthill (IOR).

We’ve been going to district offices of our elected representatives to tell them that APFA supports a merger with US Airways and the creation of a new American Airlines. As our elected representative we are asking for their support. Not only will it protect and save jobs it just makes good business sense. A new combined airline will preserve the hubs and the communities that depend on them.


10.24.12

Please note: Union dues are never used to support political candidates. APFA has a voluntary PAC (political action committee). For more information and to join the APFA PAC, go to: www.www.apfa.org/pac

On November 6th, millions of Americans will go to the polls to vote, exercising our fundamental right and responsibility as part of a free democracy. Not only will you be asked to cast your vote in the presidential election, but there are also many important ballot races and issues around the country.

As always, your vote is a personal choice – you decide. This election cycle, we have increasingly been inundated with television, print, and email advertising from campaigns and special interest groups throughout the country. The Supreme Court decision of 2010 “Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Committee” provided that corporations could spend unlimited resources for campaign ads in every advertising medium to try and influence our vote – and they are spending in unprecedented amounts.

APFA Government Affairs has evaluated candidates based on issues that are first and foremost important to Flight Attendants.

We know that nationally, union membership has been on a steady decline. Numerous studies have shown that as union membership decreases, middle class income also decreases—that is why we need to speak with a unified vote.

APFA provides these guidelines for you to consider when you are deciding on a particular candidate. We urge you to ask yourself, which candidate supports issues that are important to Flight Attendants? How important is it to vote for candidates that represent your best economic interests? Fortunately, the current slate of candidates have positions, policy statements and voting records that provide us a clear picture of where they stand on the issues.

OSHA: Do they support safety and health regulations for Flight Attendants at work in the aircraft cabin?

Flight Attendant Fatigue: Are they willing to support this important piece of legislation that treats Flight Attendants as defined by the Department of Labor, as “essential transportation workers” required for the safe operation of the aircraft? Pilots now have a comprehensive fatigue policy that requires the airlines to provide reasonable time off.

Union Representation: Where do they stand on the Employee Free Choice Act that states it will “amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts and for other purposes”?

Bankruptcy Reform: Do they support bankruptcy reform, including legislation that would prevent corporations from changing venues when filing Chapter 11 in order to favor the corporation to the detriment of the employees?

The APFA Board of Directors along with the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, together representing over 90,000 Flight Attendants have jointly endorsed Barack Obama and Joe Biden. President Obama has demonstrated a commitment to workers by appointing officials that are coordinating with us on these various issues including: Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta (OSHA oversight). Sec. of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, (Known Crew Member). PBGC Administrator Josh Gotbaum (Flight Attendant pensions and bankruptcy support). Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood, (strong domestic aviation policy and Next Gen). Candidate Mitt Romney has gone on record as stating he would appoint a very different group of people from the private sector industry, many of them likely to be anti-union.

The restructuring at American Airlines and subsequent events have required our collective resolve. We must understand that the choices we make on voting day will determine the course of our future and our nation for years to come. APFA encourages its members educate themselves on the issues and exercise their right to vote.

The following is a list of some of the candidates APFA has recommended for support based on review of the issues outlined above.

HOUSE

California

Congresswoman Lois Capps
Congresswoman Janice Hahn
Congressman George Miller
Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Florida

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balhart
Congressman Ted Deutch
Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz
Congresswoman Lois Frankel
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Illinois

Candidate Tammy Duckworth
Candidate Bill Foster
Congressman Dan Lipinski
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Massachusetts

Candidate Joe Kennedy
Congressman Mike Capuano
Congressman John Tierney

Minnesota

Congresswoman Betty McCollum
Candidate Rick Nolan

New Jersey

Congressman Frank LoBiondo

New York

Congressman Tim Bishop
Congressman Joe Crowley
Congresswoman Kathy Hochul
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Candidate Sean Maloney

Ohio

Congresswoman Betty Sutton

Oregon

Congressman Peter DeFazio
Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Tennessee

Congressman Steve Cohen

SENATE

Connecticut

Congressman Chris Murphy

Florida

Senator Bill Nelson

Hawaii

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono

Massachusetts

Candidate Elizabeth Warren

Missouri

Senator Claire McCaskill

Montana

Senator Jon Tester

Nevada

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

Texas

Candidate Paul Sadler

Virginia

Governor Tim Kaine

Julie Frederick
APFA Government Affairs Representative
legislation@apfa.org

 


7.18.12

AA Unions/US Airways Lobby Congress – 7.18.12


I support a merger with US Airways and American Airlines >>

Now is the time to reach out to our elected officials and tell them we support a merger with US Airways and the creation of a new American Airlines. As our elected representative we are asking for their support. Not only will it protect and save jobs it just makes good business sense. A new combined airline will preserve the hubs and the communities that depend on them.

Financial analysts agree that a combined airline makes the most sense. And now, American’s combined largest work groups, APFA, APA and TWU representing 55,000 employees, stand together ready to restore our airline to being a leader in the industry with a new management team with new ideas and a solid business plan.

Contact your legislator(s) via APFA’s CapWiz NOW! Tell them to stand with us for a new American Airlines.

Schumer: Merger Cannot Jeopardize Flights for Upstate Businesses & Residents


SAVE OUR PENSIONS

As we have been working to garner support in Washington, we have learned from our allies that AMR executives have been touring the Hill making their absurd case for terminating our hard-earned pension plans.

Even in the throes of bankruptcy, it seems that the company’s obscene expenditures include a high-priced lobbying operation and political contributions.

Horton may have the money, but we have the numbers. Call, write or email your Members of Congress today!

We’ve activated a Capwiz Campaign which may be accessed by clicking the ‘Take Action’ tab in the left menu on APFA’s Facebook Page or by visiting APFA’s Capwiz Page.

We’ve made available both Call and Write options for contacting your Members of Congress.

I support a merger with US Airways and American Airlines


Click here to read the latest Government Affairs weekly briefs.


APFA Government Affairs Mission Statement – November 2009

The APFA Government Affairs Program aims to establish a relationship with members of Congress and their staff in order to educate them on the changing role and duties of American Airlines Flight Attendants, and to seek their support on legislative issues that are in the ongoing interests of the APFA membership.

AA Flight Attendants Endorse Rep. Hirono for Senate – 06.16.11


What I learned serving on the government’s ‘Future of Aviation’ panel – By Bill McGee, special for USA TODAY


FAA REAUTH UPDATE

Wednesday was a busy day on Capitol Hill.

Our newest advocate for Flight Attendants is Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D-HI) from the great state of Hawaii. Ms. Hirono spoke before the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee with great knowledge and compassion, urging the committee to pass with unanimous consent two resolutions – OSHA Protections and Flight Attendant Fatigue.

Unfortunately, the committee did not pass either amendment.

Take a look at the roll call vote. It speaks for itself. The votes can be viewed on the Government Affairs page on APFA.org. Ms. Hirono’s remarks on both resolutions are also available for review.

APFA President Laura Glading is sending letters to the committee either thanking them for their support or expressing our disappointment if they voted against the measures.

APFA President Laura Glading said, “I find it incredible, to say the least, that some of our elected officials do not seem to have a concern about the health and safety of the traveling public and crew members on airplanes every day for work, for pleasure and to see loved ones.”

Glading continued, “Thousands of our members e-mailed and called their Senators when the FAA Bill was presented this past September. It’s time to take action again. We need every member – including those that were activists in September – to send a message.”

Please call your Senator today! Or send a letter via our Capwiz page or you may also Take Action via our Facebook page. Tell them we need a safe workplace that will provide basic health and safety protections for our passengers and Flight Attendants.

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Remarks and Resolution Roll Call Votes


FAAC Recommendations Cover – 12.15.10
FAAC Recommendations – 12.15.10


Lobby day for FAA Reauthorization Bill.
AFA-CWA with APFA members Julie Frederick, Emily Yurgaitis (DCA-I), Paul Harrison (DCA-D) and Juan Carlos Ayub (DCA-D)


Missouri Senate Candidate Robin Carnahan
Patty Hargrove, Gov Affairs Lieut. MO


From left to right it’s 29011 Stan Kiino, APFA Tony Leonhardt (American Airlines Flight Attendant), Captain Jeff Greco (behind Boxer), Pilot Pat Quinlan, Senator Boxer, Julie Frederick (red sweater vest, APFA American Airlines), Flight Attendant 29012 Linda Toscano-Fountain, 29011 Lindsay Tucker and 29098 Les Meeks.


Innocents at Risk reception at the Canadian Embassy. More information www.innocentsatrisk.org.



August 2010 Joint effort to lobby on behalf of the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Steve Schwebs and APFA Government Affairs Representative Julie Frederick join Virginia Flight Attendants at the offices of Sen. John Warner and Sen. Jim Webb. With APFA members Paul Harrison, Emily Yurgaitis, and Juan Carlos Ayub.


Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions Implore Congress to Pass Key Flight Attendant Provisions in the FAA Reauthorrization Bill – 9.01.10
Senators list
Negotiations Update Letter sent to Congress – 6.28.10
Members of Congress write Gerard Arpey urging contract settlement
Federal Advisory Committee Charter – Future of Aviation – April 2010
APFA President updates Congress on the state of our talks – 2.10.10
COBRA Benefits Subsidies under ARRA extended and expanded (click here)
Letters from APFA President to Congress regarding November 18 Informational Picketing – 11.06.09
AA ATI support letters to DOT and European Commission – 10.29.09
Email your Senators to support S.1451 – FAA Reauthorization Legislation (click here to go to Capwiz)
DEMOS report – “Flying Blind: Airline Deregulation, 30 Years Later” – 6.25.09
Download/read the Demos report here

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