10-Hour Rest Rule for Flight Attendants Finalized By FAA
“We won the fight to guarantee flight attendants at least 10 hours of rest back in 2018 when Congress made this change. TWU did not wait on the FAA; we led the way by securing 10 hours minimum rest at Southwest Airlines, for our Local 556 members, early this year. Today, the FAA has finally acknowledged that 10 hours of rest has to be a minimum for the hard-working flight attendants who keep us safe at 30,000 feet.”
The Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act Will Close Safety Loopholes, Return Union Jobs to the U.S.
The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO – the largest union representing airline workers – has been fighting to end offshoring aircraft repair and overhaul.
Today, the TWU is proud and encouraged that the House voted 374-52 to pass the bipartisan Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act, (H.R. 7321, formerly known as the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act) which will close the loopholes that incentivize airlines to move airline maintenance out of the country and onto less safe standards. When this bill becomes law, it will return tens of thousands of good, union jobs to the U.S.