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Equal Rest for All Crewmembers! It’s about Safety, Health and Equality!

Date: May 16, 2017
Type: AFA Article

In the absence of Contract protections, Federal regulations allow for a reduction in Flight Attendant rest to a period of eight (8) hours. Passenger deplaning, preflight preparation and passenger boarding are included within the rest period which means that the opportunity to actually sleep is closer to 4 or 5 hours before potentially working another 14 hour duty day.

Collectively we are calling on Congress to mandate a 10-hour, non-reducible, minimum rest rule and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan which will mirror what the FAA has established for pilots.  Flight Attendant rest should equal pilot rest. Through the FAA Reauthorization Bill, your Senators can make this happen.

Help bring the full force of our Union behind our goal to achieve equal rest for all Flight Attendants.  Rest now!  Fight for 10!

Call (855) 534-1774. Once connected to your Senator’s office, please tell them:

“I’m a constituent. I want my Senator’s support in aligning Flight Attendant minimum rest with the pilots and provide a Fatigue Risk Management Plan. Please urge the Commerce Committee to include 10-hour, non-reducible minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Thank you.”

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