The House yesterday passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that will renew the agency’s funding for another five years. The bill will provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation.
Airline labor highlights of the bill include protection for customer service agents from physical abuse that requires airlines to implement an assault prevention and response plan within 90 days, as well as provide additional training. The bill also sets a minimum ten-hour rest period for flight attendants, equaling pilots’ minimum rest and provides funding for airline maintenance education.
The bill also requires all newly manufactured commercial passenger aircraft to be equipped with secondary cockpit barriers, bans in-flight voice cell phone calls, requires the regulation of service and emotional support animals on aircraft, and improves the safe transport of lithium batteries.
Tell your Senators to protect our members by keeping the pro-airline worker language in the FAA Reauthorization act.
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