Call the Senate TODAY for 10 Hours Rest and Not a Minute Less!

Politico reported on Friday that Capitol Hill staff believe "there's a small window of opportunity to get the FAA bill on the floor very soon." The Senate Commerce Committee plans to start outlining an updated FAA package this week to meet the upcoming window. We need to make our calls to ensure Flight Attendant 10 hours rest and not a minute less is marked as a top priority.

Call 855-534-1774 to tell your Senators to maintain the House language of 10 Hours Rest for Flight Attendants and not a minute less, in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. It's about safety, health and equality — we are the only country in the world to have different minimum rest for Flight Attendants and Pilots.

Where 10 hours stands in Congress: The bipartisan House FAA Reauthorization Bill was already adopted, 393-13, with our 10 hours included in the base bill. The Senate bill has not yet been voted on. Currently, the Senate bill allows management to reduce 10 hours to 9 hours, and some of the airlines are working hard to keep it that way. Studies show we are fatigued - and more rest is needed to close this safety loophole!

Ten hours minimum equal rest with the flight deck is the bare minimum. Hold our elected representatives accountable for our safety, health and equality! Call 855-534-1774 now.

Have you called the Senate this week for 10 hours rest?

AFA-CWA's National Political-Legislative conference was held in Washington, DC, this week. Eighty Flight Attendants from across the industry had appointments with the majority of Senate offices to encourage them to vote for our 10 hours minute rest in the FAA Reauthorization bill. They made progress, but we need your calls to back them up.

Call 855-534-1774 to tell your Senators to maintain the House language of 10 Hours Rest for Flight Attendants, and not a minute less, in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. It's about safety, health and equality - we are the only country in the world to have different minimum rest for Flight Attendants and Pilots.

Review where 10 hours stands in Congress: The bi-partisan House FAA Reauthorization Bill was already adopted, 393-13, with our 10 Hours included in the base bill. The Senate bill has not yet been voted on. Currently it allows management to reduce 10 hours to 9 hours, and some of the airlines are working hard to keep it that way. Fatigue studies show we are fatigued - and more rest is needed to close this safety loophole! Ten hours minimum equal rest with the flight deck is the bare minimum. Hold our elected representatives accountable for our safety, health and equality! Call now and each day until we make 10 hours law.

Keep Making Your Calls for
10 Hours Rest

Until we have our 10 Hour Rest, we need to take action every day! Take a minute right now to make your two calls to your Senators. 855-534-1774.

The House FAA Reauthorization Bill has our 10 Hours in it. The Senate bill allows management to reduce to 9 hours, and several airlines are working hard to keep it that way. Fatigue studies show we are fatigued - and more rest is needed! Equal rest with the flight deck is the bare minimum, but they are fighting even that! Stand up, fight back and hold our elected representatives accountable for our safety, health and equality!

Call 855-534-1774 to tell your Senators to maintain the House language of 10 Hours Rest for Flight Attendants in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. We need equal 10 hours minimum rest with the flight deck and not a minute less.

After you make your call, text a flying partner and tell them to call. We need every Flight Attendant to weigh in with their Senators to make our 10 hours rest a reality.

Share pictures of you and your flying partners making calls using the #Fightfor10 on Twitter (@afa_cwa) or send them to press@afacwa.org.

Senate Fast-Tracks FAA Bill

May 8, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.) added the House-passed FAA bill (H.R. 4) to the floor calendar Monday evening (5/14), a procedural maneuver that will allow the bill to be brought to the floor.

The House bill is just the vehicle, though - once debate begins, the Senate will strip the bill clean and move to patch its own bill and amendments into the shell.

CALL 1-855-534-1774 TODAY and tell your Senators to maintain the House 10 hours rest language for Flight Attendants in the FAA Reauthorization Bill.


Flight Attendants Cheer Passage of House FAA Reauthorization Bill with Rest Provisions and More

April 27, 2018

We are one step closer to making our 10 hours minimum rest law! Today, the House of Representatives voted for the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4). The bill includes our top safety priority for equal minimum rest with the flight deck, protections against eroding U.S. aviation jobs, and enhancements to the security of our aviation system. 

“Congressional fatigue studies have concluded Flight Attendants don’t get enough rest in our safety sensitive work. AFA made 10 hours minimum rest free from duty - equal with the flight deck - our top safety priority in this bill. Today, the House voted for legislation that fixes this safety loophole of Flight Attendant fatigue. This is about safety, health, and equality,” stated AFA International President Sara Nelson. 

Next, the bill moves to the Senate. The Senate must include the same rest provisions.

Call 855-534-1774 now and tell your Senators to maintain the House 10 hours rest language for Flight Attendants in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. 

The House FAA bill includes these AFA safety priorities:

  • 10-hours Minimum Rest and a FRMP for Flight Attendants
  • Protecting U.S. aviation jobs by preventing approval of any new applications by airlines operating with a flags-of-convenience model
  • Ban of Voice Calls on Planes
  • Emotional Support and Service Animal Standards
  • Mitigating Cabin Cyber Security Vulnerabilities
  • Secondary Cockpit Barriers
  • Safe Transport of Lithium Batteries
  • Study on Cabin Evacuation Certification
  • Requiring privacy for nursing in the airport
  • Evaluation and update of emergency medical kit contents
  • Required Notification of Insecticide Use
  • Promoting Women in Aviation
  • Banning Electronic Cigarette Smoking on Planes
  • Training on Sexual Harassment and Assault
  • Protect Customer Service Agents from Assaults

“We applaud Chairman Shuster (R-PA), Ranking Member DeFazio (D-OR), Chairman LoBiondo (R-NJ), and Ranking Member Larsen (D-WA) for their leadership in shaping this bill that will improve our rest, tackle current aviation issues that matter to the traveling public, and maintain a strong U.S. aviation system with good jobs. We urge the Senate to act quickly to do the same. We especially thank Flight Attendants around the country for making calls, signing postcards, rallying, and taking other actions to achieve this outcome today. We will take the same spirit to the Senate.” Nelson concluded. Read more >

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