If you are a pilot, flight attendant, airline mechanic, gate agent or any employee of an airline or related to or are friends with one of the above, they need your support! Right now CARES Act 2 is being drafted to help protect thousands of airline jobs. It’s quick simple and easy to show your support.
As you are well aware, we are facing the largest challenge of our careers and to the livelihood of our families. While ALPA achieved a major victory in securing CARES Act funding and furlough protections until September 30, 2020, the reality is that our industry still faces very strong headwinds. CARES Act 2 structure and funding is being debated now, and our best guess is it will be completed by early August. It is as essential now to contact your legislative leaders as it was in March, and the window for doing so is at hand.
In Washington, DC there is now an expectation that some form of additional COVID stimulus/economic assistance must be addressed in the coming weeks, but at this point the House and Senate priorities are far apart. ALPA is currently fully engaged in this process to advocate on behalf of ALL pilots.
As part of this effort, ALPA joined with several aviation labor groups in a joint letter to Congressional leadership highlighting the need to include a “clean” extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program and furlough protections until March 31, 2021. United Airlines, along with Airlines for America (A4A) support this effort as well.
So – what can you do to help preserve and protect your career?
It’s actually very easy – simply send your Call-to-Action message to your Member of Congress. Your Legislative Affairs team will be strongly advocating on your behalf, but the most influential factor to your Representative is constituent input (especially in an election year).
Don’t delay – act today:
Forward this article to friends and family, and ask them to complete the Call-to-Action as well.
Aero Crew News, ALPA and all of your aviation friends thank you for your support in this critical time of need.