Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Government Shutdown Looming If Congress does not act before midnight on Friday, October 1st, the federal government will shut down. We’ve seen this before. During the 2018-2019 shutdown, 40% of the workers at the Federal Aviation Administration, including the agency’s safety inspectors, were furloughed, and that could happen again. In addition…Read More
Friday, February 8, 2019 Four Transportation Unions Voice Support for H.R. 1108: “We Need to Make Sure Every FAA Employee Remains on the Job With Pay” WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2019) — Four unions representing a total of 73,000 workers at American Airlines voiced their support for H.R. 1108, the “Aviation Funding Stability Act…Read More
Friday, January 25, 2019 Government to Reopen for 3 Weeks – Keep our Skies Safe! President Trump announced today that he would agree to end the government shutdown and fund the government through February 15th. Further discussions and negotiations on how to secure our southern border will take place once the government has reopened.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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