AFA-CWA President Testifies in the Senate on Safe Return to Air Travel

Yesterday, AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson testified at a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation hearing titled, "Prepare for Takeoff: America's Safe Return to Air Travel." Nelson discussed the success of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) in keeping workers in the airline industry on the job and connected to health care and benefits during the pandemic. She also outlined the work that must be done to support a safe return to air travel which includes continued vaccination, mandating masks, minimizing food/beverage service, mitigating disruptive passengers, maximizing onboard ventilation and filtration, and establishing on-going sanitation protocols.

"There is no doubt that our country and the airline industry have the experience and resources to restore public confidence and return to the skies better than before," Nelson said.