Flight Attendant Union To Testify Before Senate On Alternate Screening, Carry On Bags and Federalized Security
March 20, 2012
Media Advisory For March 21, 2012
Washington, DC - On Wednesday, March 21, Association of Flight Attendants International Vice President Sara Nelson will testify before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.
As the first responders in the aircraft cabin, Flight Attendants have a unique perspective on a number of the programs of the TSA. At the hearing, AFA will outline how the federal TSA workforce, expedited screening for all crewmembers, and establishing a standardized carry-on baggage policy can enhance safety and security while improving convenience and efficiency at our nation's airports.
The hearing, "Balancing Prosperity and Security: Challenges for U.S. Air Travel in a 21st Century Global Economy," will be held at 10:00 am in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 138. To schedule an interview or obtain a copy of AFA's testimony, please contact Corey Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for over 65 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 21 airlines come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.