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COVID-19 is still very much a threat to our health, jobs, industry and entire country.

April 3, 2020 — As part of the COVID-19 Relief Act enacted last week, Congress increased by $600 the amount of weekly Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments that laid off and furloughed workers can receive through July 31, 2020.

The grants in the relief package provide paychecks for workers, not bailouts for airlines. Secretary Mnuchin is threatening to take equity on the grants -- leveraging the very people who make aviation fly and who right now are on the frontlines of this pandemic. We are asking President Trump to make sure the Treasury Secretary doesn't dismantle the bipartisan agreement to keep us in our jobs, connected to our paychecks and healthcare. Join us!
We've seen catastrophe before. We know what didn't work before and we won't let those things happen again. We need relief that focuses on real people. And we have a plan for that. Send a letter to your Members of Congress to demand that any public relief plan be a People First plan with legally-binding rules, including paycheck continuation.

The airline industry is in crisis. Our jobs and our paychecks are on the line. We are working around the clock to get a relief package in place that focuses on all of us and our jobs. This is not a bailout. We don't need a government package like the past where airline executives took bonuses while forcing concessions on us through bankruptcy.

COVID-19 Airline Relief Starts with Workers

March 16, 2020 — AFA is working around the clock to fight for our health and safety and our jobs. Listen to this message:

March 14, 2020

Dear Delta Flying Partners:

This is a really difficult and uncertain time across the industry and around the world. The capacity cuts that CEO Ed Bastian announced yesterday are deep: “an overall capacity reduction in the next few months of 40 percent – the largest capacity reduction in Delta’s history, including 2001.” More details from his announcement are included at the end of this newsletter update.

Our AFA pin is a symbol of our collective strength. When we wear the AFA pin, it shows our flying partners and management that we support our union. It’s our legal right to wear it as a part of our uniform – including our newest flying partners still on probation. This pin means we are never alone!

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