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Aviation Workers to Converge at White House, Urge U.S. Government to Deny NAI

Date: May 11, 2016

Obama Administration Must Enforce U.S.–EU Air Transport Agreement, Defend Fair Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2016) — Members of organizations representing more than 200,000 aviation workers will converge in front of the White House to call on the Obama administration to enforce U.S. trade agreements by denying Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application to serve the United States with a business plan that ignores U.S. trade policy, erodes fair competition, and threatens U.S. jobs. 

Hundreds of workers from the AFL-CIO, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, the Communication Workers of America, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the Transport Workers Union of America, the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association will call for a free marketplace and urge the Obama administration to #DenyNAI.

WHAT: Aviation Workers’ Day of Action to Call on President Obama to #DenyNAI

WHO: Elizabeth Shuler, secretary-treasurer, AFL-CIO
Capt. Tim Canoll, president, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l

Sara Nelson, international president, Association of Flight Attendants–CWA

Chris Shelton, Communication Workers of America

Sito Pantoja, general vice president, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Edward Wytkind, president, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Capt. Keith Wilson, president, Allied Pilots Association

Bob Ross, president, Association of Professional Flight Attendants

Capt. Paulette Gilbert, vice president, NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2016


12:30 p.m.–1:00 p.m.––Aviation workers will picket in front of the White House 

WHERE: Lafayette Square
Directly north of the White House, H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, NW

Note to journalists: All equipment is prohibited from coming into contact with the ground in Lafayette Square. All cameras must be handheld.

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