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Stand With Us in Unity - Fair Skies Rally in Newark, Sunday, March 12

Date: March 7, 2017
Type: AFA Article

On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Emirates Airline will launch its new daily subsidy-enabled flight from Athens to Newark, throwing yet another threat to our jobs and the U.S. aviation industry.  It’s time we stand together and call on the Trump Administration to protect American jobs and enforce our Open Skies Agreements.

The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies is a coalition composed of United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, as well as the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the Air Line Pilots Association, the Allied Pilots Association, the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Communications Workers of America, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association.  On Sunday, we will stand in unity to protect our jobs, our future, and a global level playing field that supports fair competition. 


                                When:     Sunday, March 12, 2017

                                Time:      10:00 - 11:30

                                Where:    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

                                                Terminal C

                                                Outside the United Airlines Ticket Counter

                                Attire:    Full Uniform.  AFA Pin.

We realize this is short notice but we are confident Flight Attendants along with United’s more than 86,000 employees around the world will mobilize to protect our future.

If you are unable to attend the rally:

Call your Representative today to urge them to protect our jobs and stop unfair competition in aviation! Connect directly to your Representative's office at 202-224-3121. 

Sample Script: 

“Hello, I am a United Flight Attendant living in your district.  I am concerned the new highly subsidized Emirates flight from Athens to Newark puts my job risk. Help protect American jobs and the U.S. aviation industry by urging President Trump to uphold our Open Skies Agreements”.

Also, visit www.openandfairskies.com/united to find out ways you can use Social Media to help!

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