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Calling on Congress to Promote Investing in Working Families

Date: November 2, 2021

As Congress works to finalize the Build Back Better Act, that accompanies the American Jobs Act, we can be effective in how much this legislation helps Flight Attendants and our families.   Some key items that we need to demand are part of the final bill include:

Labor Rights

  • Removing obstacles to organizing Unions and Negotiating Contracts by creating real financial penalties for employers who retaliate against organizing.
  • Banning mandatory anti-union meetings.
  • Charges executives with civil penalties who break labor laws so that corporate leaders have real consequences for union busting and violating workers’ rights.  This will help stop companies from retaliating against workers who exercise their right to strike.

Other Rights

  • Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide every worker with up to four (4) weeks of comprehensive, paid leave whether caring for themselves or a loved one.
  • Makes union dues tax deductible for all workers, a benefit that was taken away for everyday people in the Trump tax cuts.
  • Taxes Wall Street by taxing stock buybacks.
  • Add Dental, Vision and Hearing care to Medicare.

In the meantime, our AFA Government Affairs committee will keep you updated in future communications, so you have the latest on what is happening on Capitol Hill.

Call Congress now to tell them to ensure these provisions are included so we can fully recover and build our future together!

  • House: (888) 659-7351
  • Senate: (888) 659-4149

Script:

Dear Representative/Senator _____________, I am a constituent and a Flight Attendant.  It is time to pass the bills that gives the infrastructure we need all over our economy with living wages, jobs, and basic rights for everyday working people.   We need this legislation to protect workers’ rights to join a union, paid family leave to care for ourselves and our loved ones, restore union dues deductions for everyday people, tax Wall Street stock buybacks and expand Medicare to include vision, dental and hearing protections.   Invest in everyday people and pass these Bills the American Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act with these protections.  Thank you.

For more information, please contact your Local Council Government Affairs committee.

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