After years of making phone calls, holding rallies, and lobbying Members of Congress, CWA members succeeded in getting their top priority items included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives. Now the bill will head to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
The bill includes AFA-CWA's top safety priority — instituting a minimum rest period of 10 hours for Flight Attendants, giving them equal rest with the flight crew, along with protections against eroding U.S. aviation jobs and enhancements to the security of our aviation system. Read more here.
The bill also includes stronger protections for airline passenger service agents from passenger assaults. Agents are often the target of passenger frustration with delays, baggage fees, and other airline policies. Agents have reported being verbally and physically assaulted by customers, including being hit, having luggage and equipment thrown at them, being pulled over counters, and getting spat upon. Read more here.