Posts Tagged ‘CARES Act’

8.25.20 – A Message from Your APFA Leadership

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 A Message from Your APFA Leadership Today, American announced an involuntary furlough of 8,099 Flight Attendants across the system. This overage is much higher than originally communicated to APFA by the Company. While many of our members have participated in early retirements and leaves of various lengths, industry projections continue to…

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7.03.20 – Flight Attendant Unions Unite Against Concessions

Friday, July 3, 2020 Dear Flight Attendants and Aviation Leaders: Our aviation industry faces unprecedented challenges as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 crisis. Passenger demand is just now approximately 20% of what it was a year ago, at the same time the European Union announced its member states will not accept air travelers from…

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7.03.20 – Extend the Payroll Support Program: Take Action Now!

Friday, July 3, 2020 Extend the Payroll Support Program: Take Action Now! Our workforce is at a critical junction—in three months, the aviation Payroll Support Program (PSP) in the CARES Act will expire. This vital legislation has successfully kept thousands of US airline workers employed and covered under their healthcare plans during the pandemic. As…

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6.29.20 – Tell Congress: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

Monday, June 29, 2020 Tell Congress: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program Dear Flight Attendants, Friends and Family, Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our fast mobilization in March led to passage of the CARES Act, including the aviation Payroll…

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6.25.20 – APFA Urges Congress to Extend the Payroll Support Program

Thursday, June 25, 2020 APFA Urges Congress to Extend the Payroll Support Program Since April, Congressional support has been essential to keeping aviation workers employed. Through the Payroll Support Program in the CARES Act, thousands of essential aviation employees maintained their pay and health benefits. Absent the payroll grants, we know that our workgroup would…

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4.28.20 – Unemployment Benefits Resource Page

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Unemployment Benefits Resource Page APFA has added a new resource for Flight Attendants who are looking for more information about unemployment benefits. The new APFA.org unemployment benefits resource page may be found here. You will find pertinent information on the unemployment benefits process: How it works, eligibility, CARES Act enhancements, and…

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4.11.20 – Update: Payroll Grants Contained in the CARES Act

Saturday, April 11, 2020 Update: Payroll Grants Contained in the CARES Act Just over a week ago, American Airlines applied for a portion of both the $25 billion in grants and the $25 billion in loans, as provided for by the CARES Act. The grants were specifically designated to cover the cost of employee payroll…

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4.03.20 – American Airlines Submits Application to Receive Aid

Friday, April 3, 2020 American Airlines Submits Application to Receive Aid Today, American Airlines submitted an application to receive aid from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Up to $12 billion in grants and loans could be available to support American Airlines. APFA commends the company’s decision to seek the employee payroll grants that were provided…

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4.01.20 – APFA Supports the CARES Act

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 APFA Supports the CARES Act Last week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act). The bill contains protections for front-line workers as our nation deals with the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the grant portion of the CARES Act was a major step forward…

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