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It’s Not Too Late - Call Your Senators Now!

Date: May 23, 2018
Type: AFA Article

MEC Government Affairs Committee

Disappointingly, the language currently in the Senate version of the FAA Bill allows a reasonable period of 10 hours of rest to be reduced to 9 hours, to the detriment of Flight Attendant health and welfare. We must push to ensure the House language prevails because our personal health depends on this. Every Senator needs to hear from Flight Attendants over and over on this.  We need to maintain our momentum on this issue. Plan to make calls to your Senators every day until our 10 hours is law. Right now, the Senate bill allows management to reduce to our legal rest period to 9 hours, and several airlines are working hard to keep it that way.

Call 855-534-1774 to tell your Senators to maintain the House language of 10 Hours Rest for Flight Attendants in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. We need equal 10 hours minimum rest – equal to that provided to our colleagues working on the flight deck of the same aircraft on which we work.

After you make your call, text a flying partner and ask them to call. We need every Flight Attendant to weigh in with their Senators to make our 10 hours non-reducible rest a reality.

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