All Government Affairs News Stories

Below are all Government Affairs news stories published since 2001.


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TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Congress to Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

July 7, 2020 - AFA Article

We are calling for a six-month aviation Payroll Support Program extension through March 31, 2021, to protect our jobs, extend the restrictions on stock buybacks, dividends, and executive compensation, and maintain service to all our communities. 

Extending the CARES Act Payroll Support Program – We have a vital interest.

July 3, 2020 - AFA Article

Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tell Congress: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

June 30, 2020 - AFA Article

Dear Flight Attendants, Friends and Family,Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Register to Vote! – It’s your Right.

June 24, 2020 - AFA Article

Your right and privilege to vote is not automatic, you must register to vote, and you must ensure your registration record is up to date.

Our Vote. Our Power. Our Voice.

June 10, 2020 - AFA Article

June 5, 2020 — Across the country, we are seeing the power of action in our democracy. We're out in the streets and we will continue our action at protests to stand up for Black lives.

Absentee and Overseas Voting

May 15, 2020 - AFA Article

Voting is at the core of our democratic way of life. But, your ability to exercise this fundamental right is not automatic, you must register to vote. Voter registration deadlines vary by state but can be as early as 30 days prior to an election. 

Complete your 2020 Census Now!

May 9, 2020 - AFA Article

The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam,and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

Absentee Voting - Voting by Mail

April 22, 2020 - AFA Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our daily lives. Monitoring the crisis changes by the hour and as such we must also prepare for the inevitable impact it will have on our 2020 Elections.

Important Voting Information from your MEC Government Affairs Committee

March 31, 2020 - AFA Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our daily lives. Monitoring the crisis changes by the hour and as such we must also prepare for the inevitable impact it may have on our 2020 elections; specifically, the impact posed to voter turnout, access to the polls, and ballot processing.

Tell Congress: Put Aviation Workers First

March 21, 2020 - AFA Article

The coronavirus pandemic is decimating our aviation industry. It is a public health crisis and it is creating a financial catastrophe that dwarfs the economic cost of the Great Recession and September 11th combined.

Government Affairs Activist Training

February 26, 2020 - AFA Article

On February 20-22, 2020, our United MEC Government Affairs Committee representatives joined Government Affairs activists from all AFA Carriers in Chicago for the 2020 Political Activist Training.

AFA Votes 2020 - Our Vote. Our Power. Our Voice.

February 18, 2020 - AFA Article

Are You Registered to Vote in the Primaries?

Are You Registered to Vote the Primaries?

February 12, 2020 - AFA Article

Every year since 1972, Iowa held the first presidential nominating contest in 2020 followed by February contests in the other traditionally early voting states of New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

Stop Toxic Fumes Onboard Aircraft

December 13, 2019 - AFA Article

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.

10 Hours Rest Is Law: Implement Now

November 27, 2019 - AFA Article

Our efforts to secure 10 hours minimum rest under the law was successful in October 2018—closing a safety, health, and equality loophole in aviation.

FlightPAC – Our Power to Influence on the Hill

October 25, 2019 - AFA Article

The power of our Union comes from the support of its Members. Our Government Affairs committee ensures our Flight Attendants, and our industry, are represented in Washington D.C.

Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the PRO Act

October 23, 2019 - AFA Article

When workers stand together to organize, mobilize, and strike we can build power and win the wages, benefits, and working conditions we need and deserve.

Tell Your Congressperson to Support the PRO Act

October 8, 2019 - AFA Article

When workers stand together, we have the power to negotiate the wages we need and the benefits we deserve at the bargaining table. 

AFA International President Testifies

September 20, 2019 - AFA Article

On Thursday, September 26th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing regarding the implementation of provisions included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. 

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

September 18, 2019 - AFA Article

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
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