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AFA, ALPA, TTD Join Lawmakers at Fair and Open Skies Act Introduction

Date: July 17, 2019

MEC Government Affairs Committee

AFA, ALPA, and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO joined lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 10 2019, as they introduced the Fair and Open Skies Act. The bipartisan legislation would help prevent foreign airlines from using “Flags of Convenience” to avoid the regulations of their home countries or otherwise undermining labor standards. This legislation is intended to protect our jobs and a maintain a strong U.S. aviation industry.

“U.S. aviation makes it possible to connect us to the rest of the world, and each of our communities at home from big cities to small town America. Our economy, our military, and 12 million U.S. jobs depend on U.S. aviation. It only makes sense then that we codify opening access to foreign airlines only if everyone plays by the rules that makes Open Skies fair. Flight Attendants applaud Chairman DeFazio, Chairman Larsen, Representative Ferguson, Ranking Member Davis, and Representative Davids, who are working to protect our jobs and a strong U.S. aviation industry,” said Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants - CWA President.

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