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1.25.21 – Join Senator Chuck Schumer for a Q & A Session

Monday, January 25, 2021 Join Senator Chuck Schumer for a Q & A Session APFA is excited to co-host a Q&A session with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Friday, January 29th, at 5pm ET. Join us and our Sisters and Brothers at APA for a virtual discussion with Senate Majority Leader and senior Senator of New…

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1.22.21 – Federal Mask Requirement on Airplanes

Friday, January 22, 2021 Federal Mask Requirement on Airplanes President Biden issued several executive orders in his first two days in office, including an order yesterday that requires that masks be worn on airplanes and in airports. While our airline already has this policy in place, the federal mandate provides necessary back-up for Flight Attendants…

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1.11.21 – National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Monday, January 11, 2021 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and throughout January, we observe National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Sex and labor trafficking are happening every day, making human trafficking the second largest crime globally, after drug trafficking. Traffickers often use the convenience of commercial aviation to…

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12.28.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Becomes Law

Monday, December 28, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Becomes Law Yesterday, the Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation was signed into law. This was a Union-led effort, and this would not have happened without your calls, emails, and tweets. This legislation includes $15B for the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which: recalls and restores seniority of 7,985 American Airlines Flight Attendants guarantees wages…

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12.21.20 – Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended

Monday, December 21, 2020 Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended in Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation Secures Aviation Jobs Moments ago, Congress passed an emergency relief package that will return the jobs of tens of thousands of furloughed aviation workers and provide much-needed relief to Americans across the country. The bill includes $15B for the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which: recalls and restores seniority…

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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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12.02.20 – APFA Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 APFA Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) narrowed the definition of service animals allowed in the cabin of commercial aircraft. The new rule’s central principle classifies a “service animal” as a dog trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a…

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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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10.26.20 – 8 Days Until Election 2020 – Have You Voted?

Monday, October 26, 2020 8 Days Until Election 2020 – Have You Voted? This election is the most important of our lifetimes. It is critical that you make your vote count. More Than an Election The 2020 Election will be a pivotal moment in our history. Our nation will feel the significance of the outcome…

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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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10.05.20 – Are You Registered to Vote?

Monday, October 5, 2020 Voter Registration Deadlines Less Than One Month – Ensure Your Ballot is Counted on Nov. 3rd Vote Early! Register to Vote As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on aviation workers, many of us have been forced to relocate to new addresses and even different states. In most states, you must…

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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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8.21.20 – Voter Registration / Early Voting / Census 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020 Election 2020 – Under 75 Days Away – Register Now First Step – Register to Vote In many states, you must ensure that you are registered to vote before the election on November 3rd. In 39 states, you can Register to Vote Online in two minutes. If you have not voted…

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8.14.20 – House, Senate, White House: Negotiate a Relief Bill ASAP

Friday, August 14, 2020 House, Senate, White House: Negotiate a Relief Bill ASAP APFA has called on our leaders in Washington to resume negotiations on COVID-19 relief legislation immediately. We are fighting to extend the Payroll Support Program—we are fighting for our jobs—and it is urgent. APFA and our Union partners have worked hard to…

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8.10.20 – Congress: Negotiate A Deal For All Americans

Monday, August 10, 2020 Congress: Negotiate a Deal for All Americans Over the past two weeks, leaders from the House, Senate, and White House have participated in ongoing negotiations for the next COVID-19 relief package. Having not yet struck a deal, on Saturday, President Trump issued four executive orders that would extend federal unemployment benefits,…

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8.07.20 – Our Fight Continues – Extend the PSP Now

Friday, August 7, 2020 Our Fight Continues – Extend the PSP Now We have sent thousands of messages and made thousands of calls—and the progress shows. The House, the Senate, and the White House have all signaled their support for extending the aviation Payroll Support Program. However, for this six-month extension to pass, we must…

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