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10.21.21 – Call to Action: Support the PUMP Act

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Call Your Representative and Tell Them to Support the PUMP Act Thank you to all the Flight Attendants who completed the survey about pumping on the job, which provided valuable data that informed Congress about the importance of ensuring Flight Attendants are included in legislation for nursing mothers in the workplace. We…

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9.20.21 – Save the Date: Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation: Air Rage

Monday, September 20, 2021 Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation: Air Rage “Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines and Airports” Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:00 am (EDT) Air rage has become an everyday occurrence for Flight Attendants. We are experiencing verbal assaults daily and physical assaults with a frequency never…

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3.16.21 – Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) In March, we observe Women’s History Month and the historical milestones and accomplishments women have achieved. Who would have imagined that over a hundred years after women gained the right to vote (through the 19th amendment) that we would still be fighting to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment? The ERA states, “equality of rights under the…

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3.10.21 – Payroll Support Program Extended through American Rescue Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Payroll Support Program Extended through American Rescue Plan Aviation Jobs Protected Through September 30th, 2021 Today, working people across the country can celebrate – relief is on the way. The American Rescue Plan passed in the House of Representative and goes to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Included…

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3.08.21 – Update on the American Rescue Plan/ Payroll Support Program

Monday, March 8, 2021 Update on the American Rescue Plan / Payroll Support Program The Senate worked into the weekend to pass the $1.9T COVID-19 relief package known as the American Rescue Plan. The bill includes language to continue the Payroll Support Program (PSP) through September 30th, 2021. Aviation workers across the country will be…

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3.02.21 – Update on the Continuation of the Payroll Support Program

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Update on the Continuation of the Payroll Support Program Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9T stimulus package which included a six-month continuation of the Payroll Support Program (PSP). Flight Attendants, aviation employees, and our families who have been devastated by the pandemic have depended on Congress to…

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2.02.21 – Tell Congress to Continue the Payroll Support Program (PSP)

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Save Our Jobs Tell Congress to Continue the Payroll Support Program (PSP) In December, Congress passed an emergency relief package that restored 7,985 Flight Attendant jobs at American Airlines. We are thankful that this legislation provided immediate and much-need relief, but we knew that we would likely have to refocus our…

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12.20.20 – ACTION ALERT – Payroll Support Program Legislation

Sunday, December 20, 2020 ACTION ALERT – Payroll Support Program Legislation Congress will soon vote on a bipartisan, bicameral emergency pandemic relief package. Because of your tireless efforts, an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) is included in the proposed legislation. We are optimistic, but our activism cannot stop here. NOW is when we…

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12.17.20 – Keep Up the Calls This Week!

Thursday, December 17, 2020 We Are Close – But We Are Not Finished Keep Up The Calls This Week! Congress continues to negotiate an emergency relief package, but an agreement has not yet been finalized. Americans need immediate relief, and Congress is also up against a government funding deadline. We need action NOW. Get on the phone lines…

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12.07.20 – Update on the Payroll Support Program – Let’s Push!

Monday, December 7, 2020 Update on the Payroll Support Program – Let’s Push! We are expecting an eventful two weeks in Washington as we approach the end of the year, in part because a government funding bill must be passed by Friday, December 11th, to avert a government shutdown. It is possible, and perhaps likely, Congress…

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11.27.20 – Extend PSP Action Week Starts Monday

Friday, November 27, 2020 Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy! Next week will mark two months since American Airlines furloughed 7,985 APFA members. In addition, thousands of US aviation workers were also temporarily laid off due to the ongoing pandemic severely affecting the airline industry. With the US Presidential election behind us, we must demand that our…

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10.20.20 – Progress in Negotiations – We Need Relief Now

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Progress in Negotiations – We Need Relief Now Negotiations between Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin on coronavirus relief have been back and forth the past two days. Reportedly, they are “in range” of resolving differences on this overall relief package, which means that we are in range of saving thousands of aviation…

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10.19.20 – A Call to Action: Deadline Set for Tuesday Night

Monday, October 19, 2020 A CALL TO ACTION Deadline Set for Tuesday Night #ReliefNow #ExtendPSP Thousands of aviation workers have now been furloughed for 19 days, including 8,000 of our own APFA members. Our lives have been thrown into chaos and uncertainty, but it is not too late for Congress to pass the relief we…

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10.12.20 – We Cannot – We Will Not – Give Up

Monday, October 12, 2020 We Cannot—We Will Not—Give Up It is unbelievable—and unacceptable—that aviation workers are still furloughed and still fighting for an extension of the Payroll Support Program. The past few months have been an emotional roller coaster that has caused unnecessary stress and hardship in our lives. But the only way for us…

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10.06.20 – President Trump Ends Negotiations for Coronavirus Relief Package

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 President Trump Ends Negotiations for Coronavirus Relief Package Today, out of nowhere, President Trump announced he would discontinue talks on a coronavirus relief package until after the November election. Just last month, the President had committed support for the aviation industry. Just this weekend, in reference to a stimulus bill, he tweeted to…

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10.04.20 – Payroll Support Extension Update – October 4, 2020

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 Update – Payroll Support Program Hello Everyone, First, I want to acknowledge the emotional toll this process is having on our most junior Flight Attendants. Our potentially furloughed members need to make difficult decisions- decisions on moving, beginning new career opportunities, and planning finances and healthcare for themselves and their families.…

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10.02.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Act

Friday, October 2, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Act Today, Chairman Peter DeFazio and Chairman Rick Larsen attempted to pass H.R. 8504 (Payroll Support Program Extension Act) by unanimous consent to extend the Payroll Support Program. It was blocked and the House adjourned until October 6th. Chairman DeFazio gave a heated statement on the floor…

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10.01.20 – A Call to Action

Thursday, October 1, 2020 A CALL TO ACTION Urge Your Representatives to Co-Sponsor H.R.8345 and S.4634 Extend the Payroll Support Program NOW! Today, 8,000 APFA members and thousands of other aviation workers woke up without a job and through no fault of our own. These past few months we have mobilized like we have never seen before.…

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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. 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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