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This month I’ll be celebrating my seventh anniversary as a Delta Flight Attendant.

You’ve likely heard about the potential of disruptions to air travel in late December as AT&T and Verizon were cleared by FCC to turn on their 5G spectrum networks on January 5th.

Health and safety in the workplace is often the driving issue for organizing union representation. That's because no paycheck matters if you don't have your life or your health.

May 6, 2020 | PDF Version

The Honorable Roger Wicker
Chairman
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
512 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Maria Cantwell
Ranking Member
Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
512 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Flight Attendants and the entire aviation industry have some short term financial stability now with the CARES Act and money going to our airlines for frontline worker payroll. We are working to make sure that money is delivered to us as intended. Our airline, industry, and country are still combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the safety and health changes necessary to stop spread of the virus in aviation and give the public confidence in returning to the air.

AFA sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar to implement new, stronger measures to protect flight crews and passengers from the spread of COVID-19.

In this edition (April 14, 2020):

If you learn that you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, call your physician and follow their instructions. Do not go to a doctor's office unless advised to do so.

Delta Flight Attendants fought hard to help Delta Air Lines secure the necessary relief money through the CARES Act. This money is critical to us as frontline workers to stay on the job and connected to our healthcare.

This money is allocated specifically to ensure that Flight Attendants continue to receive a paycheck, but at Delta we don't have a guaranteed number of hours each month. Our competitors have told their Flight Attendants that they will be paid the minimum 71 hour line guarantee and 75 or 78 hours reserve guarantee, per their contracts.

On April 9, AFA-CWA conducted a Town Hall Conference Call to answer questions in real time from Delta Flight Attendants about our efforts to become full members with AFA as well as issues surrounding COVID-19.
An April 8, 2020 update on payroll grants and COVID-19 as it relates to the aviation industry from AFA President Sara Nelson.