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President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA @afa_cwa, representing 50K at 19 airlines. Proud Union Flight Attendant since 1996. (she/her) Solidarity!
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Jan 7, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Delta explains policy. Here’s how it plays out:
1. Worker w/symptoms, negative test - advised by supervisor no sick pay and negative discipline “performance report” if they don’t work.
2. Works 3 days w/ other crew, 1000s of pax, tests positive. Personally advises other crew. 1/5 3. Took Delta management 4 days to advise other crew of COVID contact, but instructions to vaccinated are to self monitor and keep working.
4. Exposed crew not feeling well and wants to test to protect family, coworkers, passengers. Attempts to order self-tests… 2/5
Jan 22, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
Thank you @SenSchumer for joining us today to talk about the path forward for aviation workers and our industry as we work to defeat COVID and extend a workers-first recovery—and for your fierce support of aviation workers from the start 1/9 #ExtendPSP
Please listen to the @afa_cwa members who shared how the pandemic has upended their lives—and how important it was to have protection from the Payroll Support Program we fought for and won with support from champs like @SenSchumer, @SpeakerPelosi and @RepPeterDeFazio 2/9
Dec 26, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Come on, all. Every time people get on Trump’s talking points we lose. He’s done this over & over. If this bill is not signed (it won’t be unless we all get wise to what he’s doing) all that will happen is people will die of starvation. You can’t retroactively restore lives 1/6 Look at the last sentence. The “pork” is his own proposals. He’s not going to sign a bill w/ $2k checks his party opposes. It’s a false choice. He wants to shut down the gov’t, make the transition impossible, & keep people so desperate we’ll take anything. Agent 99 says, 🤦‍♀️ 2/6
Aug 10, 2020 20 tweets 8 min read
Jobs. Congress must act this week or millions more will go jobless, lose healthcare, & fall fast without a safety net. This is deadly serious for aviation workers & others. The EOs do absolutely nothing. Let’s look at some real numbers & the ripple effect across our economy 1/20 55 million. That’s how many Americans filed for unemployment since the pandemic broke (This number doesn’t even include workers who are excluded or left the workforce to care for kids)… 2/20
Jul 8, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
THREAD: The United Airlines projected furlough numbers are a gut punch, but they are also the most honest assessment we've seen on the state of the industry - and our entire economy. 1/8 The #COVID19 crisis dwarfs all others in aviation history and there's no end in sight. Demand was just barely climbing back to 20 percent of last year's levels and even those minimal gains evaporated over the last week due to surging COVID-19 cases across the country. 2/8
May 10, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Carol Nelson-Rea. Every day I apply the lessons she taught me:
1. Everyone has something to give. Love them.
2. Nothing is impossible. Live it.
3. If it doesn’t exist, create it.
THREAD 1/6 4. The qualities of women and men are expressed by all - there are no rules or conventions of gender. You belong when you lead with love.
5. The worst disasters make the best stories later.
Apr 2, 2020 12 tweets 5 min read
More than 6.6 million people filed for #unemployment in the past week. 10 million in two weeks. Now, @StevenMnuchin1 and @realDonaldTrump are on the brink of personally signing pink slips for a million or more aviation workers. Tell them NO #COVID19 1/12… Aviation workers gave our government a simple solution to save 2 million jobs and a vital industry: direct grants that kept aviation workers on payroll, connected to our benefits, and able to assist in fighting the virus now then lift our economy once it's contained 2/12
Mar 27, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
This @CNBC story is blowing up, but please read past the headline to what @united says: not a single furlough or layoff before September 30. That's because of the payroll grants our union proposed and fought for. Let me explain 1/8… First, let's be crystal clear: the aviation plan in this bill is labor's plan. @afa_cwa proposed it, our labor family leaned in, @RepPeterDeFazio championed it, many others helped, and @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi made sure it crossed the finish line #WorkersFirst 2/8
Mar 18, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Aviation is being devasted by #COVID19 but we're just the tip of the spear. Many more industries will need help. It is CRITICAL that we keep our eyes on the ball. Relief packages for ANY industry MUST put #PeopleFirst Thread 1/7
The aviation relief package we put forward through @afa_cwa and transportation Labor makes it clear: any company that we rescue must maintain pay and benefits for every worker. No layoffs. Period. 2/7
Mar 16, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read
The airline industry is in crisis. A lot of people are asking what to do. We have a plan that starts with workers. A thread: 1/11 There is a lot of talk about paid family leave, universal basic income, expansion of unemployment insurance, and more. These are important sources of relief for many families and workers. The airline industry is facing an additional challenge: demand shocks. 2/11