Save Aviation Jobs, Extend PSP
December 7, 2020
December 7, 2020 PSP Update —
We are working with lawmakers to ensure this emergency relief is enacted immediately and the provisions are focused on #WorkersFirst, returning aviation workers to our jobs, healthcare, and restoring critical infrastructure to fight the virus as quickly as possible.
Flight Attendants know every second counts in an emergency. It is the difference between life and death. Lawmakers need to act with this kind of urgency. It is their patriotic duty and the very least of their responsibility to the people they have the privilege to represent. Emergency #ReliefNow!
Over 100,000 aviation workers woke up without work on October 1, 2020: 45,000 were furloughed and tens of thousands more went on ‘unpaid leave’ when the Payroll Support Program expired. There is no longer a backstop for aviation job loss; there will likely be more. The October 1 furloughs were not a notice. People woke up Thursday morning without jobs, without paychecks, and without healthcare. They are filing for unemployment as we speak — but we have a chance to reverse course if Congress acts quickly.
Flight Attendants and other essential aviation workers have spent months calling on Congress to reach a deal for a comprehensive relief package to help all workers, including an extension of the PSP. But when Congress failed to act before the Sept. 30 deadline, furloughs began immediately for Flight Attendants and other aviation workers.
Congress must pass a PSP extension through March, 2021, to support essential aviation workers, prevent mass furloughs and protect our broader economy!
Call Congress: Extend PSP
"Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that we need relief and an extension of the Payroll Support Program TODAY. Essential workers from the first days of COVID are now out of work and without healthcare. Conditions for those still at work are getting worse. The whole country is hurting and our #WorkersFirst Payroll Support program is a jobs and infrastructure plan that is the best use of the public's money and could work as a template of relief for the whole country. Without it, we don't have the people, planes, or routes in place to effectively distribute a vaccine or help our nation recover. Inaction is not an option. #ExtendPSP We need #ReliefNow. Thank you.”
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- Flight Attendants are hurting—losing our jobs, healthcare, homes, more. We need #ReliefNow, not later. NOW. Get it done. #ExtendPSP
- Flight Attendants & aviation workers are out of work and more layoffs are coming! Extend the Payroll Support Program TODAY, [tag your Senators/Representative]! Pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #ExtendPSP
- I’m one of thousands of furloughed Flight Attendants who needs [tag your Senators/Representative] to act to extend the Payroll Support Program TODAY. We need #ReliefNow! #ExtendPSP
- Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP
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