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Cleveland Council 63 - Cleveland

About Council 63

Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at CLE. Local CWA #24063

FAA Reauthorization Bill (May 16, 2024)

Council Office

  •  (440)-796-7941
  •  CWA Local #24063
Melinda Beal

Melinda Beal

LEC President
Marsha Catri

Marsha Catri

LEC Vice President

Kati Bernstein

LEC Secretary

Emily Caulfield

Council Representative

E-Mail: afacle@unitedafa.org

Michael Carson

Council Representative

E-Mail: afacle@unitedafa.org

FAA Reauthorization Bill (May 16, 2024)

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill that the Senate had approved on May 9th, sending the bipartisan bill to the White House for President Biden's signature. This marks the culmination of months of activism to ensure that our legislative priorities are included.

This is the first comprehensive aviation bill to pass since 2018. Following four short-term extensions, the five-year bill addresses issues such as Flight Attendant self-defense training, clean cabin air, temperature guidelines, pumping guidelines for cabin crew as well as pilots, updates to onboard medical supplies, radiation exposure, evacuation standards, and more.

International President Sara Nelson joins a litany of labor leaders who have enthusiastically endorsed the bill. The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, under Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), put out a press release upon passage that highlighted such labor support:

https://www.commerce.senate.gov/2024/5/labor-backed-faa-bill-is-victory-for-workers-across-aviation-industry

 

Likewise, AFA-CWA International published a press release:

https://www.afacwa.org/flight_attendants_applaud_faa_reauthorization_bill

 

"This agreement will stabilize the FAA and provide it with the resources necessary to ensure America’s aviation system remains the gold standard for safety, security and connectivity. The agreement reached through the leadership of the committee chairs in the House and Senate addresses Flight Attendants’ key concerns. It moves the FAA in the correct direction on staffing and oversight of our industry," stated International President Sara Nelson.

Thank you all for your continuing efforts to encourage our members to reach out to their Senators and Representatives in support of our legislative priorities. Such direct activism is extremely effective and has clearly made a difference in our favor.

In Solidarity,

Jennifer Ritter

United MEC Government Affairs Committee Chairperson

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO

legislative@unitedafa.org

Phone: (781) 405-2541

You can choose not to be interested in politics, but you can’t choose to be unaffected by it.
-Penny Wong

 

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 Council 63 - Cleveland

Office Phone:(440)796-7941
E-Mail: 
afacle@unitedafa.org
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President
Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941
Email: mbeal@unitedafa.org

Vice President
Marsha Catri

(440) 915-5909
Email: 
mcatri@unitedafa.org

Secretary
Kati Bernstein

(757) 472-4772
Email: reserve63@unitedafa.org


Council Representative
Michael Carson

(682) 718-8888
Email: mwcarson@msn.com

Council Representative
Emily Caulfield

(315) 382-5018
Email: ecaulfield@unitedafa.org

 



Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941
Email: mbeal@unitedafa.org
 Marsha Catri

(440) 915-5909
Email: 
mcatri@unitedafa.org



Chair: Hope Cervantes
(216) 288-3294
Email: safetyvice2@unitedafa.org
Charisse Salamone
(440) 258-4376
Email:
 Safety@afacle.org 


Chair: Shawn Smith
(216) 870-1804
Email: ssmith@unitedafa.org

Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941
Email: 
mbeal@unitedafa.org



Chair: Kati Bernstein
(757) 472-4772
Email: 
Reserve63@unitedafa.org


Chair: Margie McGee
(724) 216-8328
Email: Margie1210@aol.com
   

Jennifer Grega

Cell: (703) 362-7448

Stephanie Rifici

Cell (216)308-0191

 


Chair: Jo Ellen Fullerton
(330) 328-3066
Email: jfullerton@unitedafa.org
Marsha Catri
(440)915-5909
Email: 
Mcatri@unitedafa.org

 

Chair: Charisse Salamone
(440) 258-4376
Email:
 salamone05@yahoo.com

 

Chair: Diana Baskin
Email:
 dmbaskin@sbcglobal.net
 

Melinda Beal
(440) 796-7941
Email: 
Mbeal@unitedafa.org 

 

 

 

  

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