Flight Attendants Descend on Capitol Hill to Rally for 10 Hours Rest
March 11, 2016
Washington, DC (March 11, 2016) — Flight Attendants from across the industry will descend on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, March 16 to demand Congress include 10 hours minimum rest and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP) for Flight Attendants in the FAA Reauthorization Bill.
“Proper rest is critical for Flight Attendants to do our work as aviation’s first responders,” said Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. “This is a safety, health and equality issue. Science confirms Flight Attendant fatigue is real and we must all commit to combat fatigue to maintain the safest transportation system in the world.”
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will markup their version of the bill on the same day as the rally. The House FAA Reauthorization Bill includes 10 hours minimum rest and a FRMP for Flight Attendants.
WHO: Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04)
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA-02)
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL-13)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ-02)
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD)
WHAT: Rally for Rest
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Capitol Visitor’s Center Auditorium
WHY: 10 hours minimum rest and a FRMP for Flight Attendants must be included in the FAA Reauthorization.
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 70 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 50,000 Flight Attendants 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.