Posts Tagged ‘Government Affairs Hotline’

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 – Call to Action: Contact Secretary Mnuchin NOW!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Call to Action: Contact Secretary Mnuchin NOW! When Congress passed the CARES Act last week, billions of dollars were earmarked to protect the aviation industry. Direct grants to air carriers were negotiated and fought for and eventually secured thanks to the strong, unified advocacy of organized labor. We ensured that these…

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1.24.20 – Regulation of Emotional Support Animals

Friday, January 24, 2020 U.S. DOT Steps Up, Seeks to Strengthen Regulation of Emotional Support Animals, and Wants Your Comments Now! This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a proposed rule change that would strengthen the regulations surrounding emotional support animals on our aircraft. The new rule would supersede the previously proposed rule and would…

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1.27.19 – FAA Reauthorization Bill – Flight Attendant Minimum Rest

Sunday, January 27, 2019   The FAA Reauthorization Bill that passed in October 2018 included an important rest improvement for Flight Attendants an increase in minimum rest from 8 to 10 hours, calculated from release to report. Once implemented, it will apply to both scheduled and actual operations and is not reducible under any circumstances.…

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1.25.19 – APFA Press Release Regarding LGA Flight Disruptions

Friday, January 25, 2019   APFA President’s Statement Regarding Today’s Flight Disruptions           Euless, TX (Jan. 25, 2019)—“Today’s flight disruptions which started at LGA will only get worse if the government workers are not put back to work and paid immediately.  We reemphasize that the President and Congress should compromise and get the…

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1.24.19 – Government Shutdown Continues

Thursday, January 24, 2019    With the Government Shutdown – Are the Skies Safe? “Is it safe to fly with the TSA, FAA and NATCA employees working without pay?” It is a reasonable concern and one that needs a response. First off, we have the safest and most secure air travel system in the world. The…

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8.01.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Right-to-Work Law Allows Corporations to Exploit Workforce

  “Right-to-Work” =  Dismantling Unions In 2017, the Missouri state legislature passed a bill that the Governor of Missouri signed into law that would make Missouri a Right-to-work state. On Tuesday, August 7th, voters in Missouri will determine whether to uphold or overturn this statewide Right-to-work law. Supporters of Right-to-work laws claim that they protect workers…

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1.20.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Government Shutdown

At 12:01 am today, the United States Government officially ran out of money and all “nonessential” services started to shut down. Below is a USA Today article that gives a good overview of what this means. For Flight Attendants and the aviation industry, supposedly nothing will change right away. Air traffic controllers, TSA, and other…

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12.18.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Tax Reform Bill

Proposed Tax Bill Could Cost APFA Members Call Your Senator TODAY! Both the House and Senate will vote on a major overhaul of the current national tax code this week. The bill was written, deliberated, and agreed to under the cover of darkness. It happened quickly and without public hearings or debate. APFA members should…

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11.01.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Full Page Ad by Partnership for Open & Fair Skies

Partnership for Fair and Open Skies

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Today, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies sent an open letter to President Trump showcasing the widespread support from 300 members of Congress for the U.S. government to address the massive Gulf carrier subsidies and protect American jobs. The letter ran as a full-page advertisement in today’s New York Times…

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