Fight for 10 in New Bi-Partisan House FAA Bill
April 13, 2018
Great news! Today, the bi-partisan leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill includes our 10 hours minimum rest and Fatigue Risk Management Plan! It also has key U.S. aviation job protections, a study on the safety impact of shrinking seat pitch, cabin evacuation standards, no voice calls on planes, cockpit secondary barriers, and nursing facilities in airports.
The bill was introduced by the entire bipartisan leadership of the Committee and its six subcommittees, including Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA).
Remember that Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) was honored at our AFA Board meeting that took place in his district this week.
We will all need to step up our calls to the House of Representatives next week in advance of a vote on the House floor. Watch for an email telling you how to TAKE ACTION for our Fight for 10 and protection of our jobs. Flight Attendants need 10 hours non-reducible rest and not a minute less!