Trump Kills Millions of Jobs, Abandons Essential Workers
October 6, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement after President Trump blew up COVID relief negotiations:
"As Secretary Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi moved close to a deal that would provide relief to working people across the country, President Trump issued one tweet to blow up the deal and leave millions of essential workers in freefall. Senate Republicans will own this cruel maneuver that puts our economy in a tailspin unless they demand COVID relief now.
"The jobs and infrastructure Payroll Support Program enjoys support from over 90 Senators and an overwhelming bipartisan members of the House. Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell started the day begging Congress to support the economy until it is "clearly out of the woods" and emphasized that relief of any size "will not go to waste."
"We need rational people to take control and help our nation. Our union will begin emergency meetings today to determine our options to protect people and keep them from harm.