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Flight Attendants Need FMLA Protection

Jeremy Sprinkle
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AFA-CWA needs your help to make it happen

North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole has yet to support extending Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits to all flight attendants. We need your help to contact and urge them to support the Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act.

The Family and Medical Leave Act was intended to provide all Flight Attendants with the ability to take time off from work to take care of family members facing serious illness. Unfortunately, corporate executives and their allies in Congress have short-changed many of our flying partners, denying them the protections of FMLA. The law, signed by President Clinton has been a lifeline for working families, protecting their jobs while they attend to family priorities.

The Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act - a bi-partisan bill, attracting support from both Democrats and Republicans - would ensure that all Flight Attendants are covered by FMLA.

Calling Senator Dole, identifying yourself as a constituent and asking that she co-sponsor the Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act is the most effective way to earn her support.

Call NC Senator Elizabeth Dole

Every North Carolinian is a constituent of Senator Elizabeth Dole, and she needs to hear from all of us that Senate Bill 2059 is a priority for working families.

Here's a sample phone script you can use when making your call to Senator Dole:

My name is ___________ and I am calling as a voter in your state [and a flight attendant]. I am asking that the Senator co-sponsor S. 2059, The Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act.

Senate Bill 2059 is important pro-family legislation. This bill is a priority for all flight crewmembers, and it's a priority for me. I would really appreciate the Senator's support.

Again, tell the Senator to please cosponsor S. 2059.

After you call Senator Dole, you can further help by contacting your Member of Congress. Urge him or her to be a co-sponsor the Airline Flight Crew Family and Medical Leave Act in the House, HR 2744.

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So far, only Congressmen Price (D-4th NC), Congressman Shuler (D-11th NC), and Congressman Watt (D-12th NC) have signed on as co-sponsors.

The North Carolina State AFL-CIO stands in strong support of the Flight Attendants of AFA-CWA Local 89 in their bid to gain the same protections under FMLA that other working families depend on in times of crisis. Please show your support for them by calling the Congress, today!