AFA Solidarity Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill for United Mine Workers Pension
May 11, 2019
MEC Government Affairs Committee
The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) provided critical political support that made it possible to get Flight Attendant 10 hours rest in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. They stood with us and now we stand with them. This also builds our power on Capitol Hill as offices see us working together.
AFA Flight Attendants spent Wednesday on Capitol Hill with UMWA to demand Congress secure the pensions mine workers earned and fulfill the promise Congress made in the 1940s and again in 1990 to provide healthcare and pensions (pensions average only $500 a month) to the people who risked their lives underground to power our nation and forge the steel that built our country.
Without a legislative fix to repurpose the funds, these retired miners will lose their healthcare and pensions. If their pension plans collapse, it will put a strain on the protection of all retirement security - including Flight Attendant protected pension benefits and 401k plans. This issue matters to all Americans.
TAKE ACTION NOW: Call the Capitol switchboard 202-224-3121 and tell your Representative to support H.R. 934 & 935 and Senators to support S. 27!