Protect Our Profession and Industry from the Pandemic: Add Your Voice
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our industry and our profession, ALPA is working to ensure that the U.S. and Canadian governments enact protections for aviation workers. We have achieved some legislative victories already (read about them), but more must be done. Please join is in completing the Calls to Action below, and check back here regularly for new actions.
Tell Congress to Extend the Payroll Support Program to Prevent Furloughs
With Congress set to break for its long August recess on August 7, time is running out for aviation workers. Airline executives have acknowledged that mass layoffs are inevitable, and ALPA members have begun to receive notices of potential furlough. Without an extension to the CARES Act Payroll Support Program, which expires on September 30, hundreds of thousands of workers will lose their jobs and health insurance—not only in aviation, but across our entire economy.
Join us in asking Congress to support a clean extension of the Payroll Support Program through March 31, 2021, not just to bolster our industry and save pilot jobs, but also to support our nation’s economic recovery.
Protect Pilot Jobs Through Bankruptcy ReformCongress can take a critical step toward worker protections now with the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020. If enacted, this legislation would prohibit businesses from altering employee collective bargaining agreements through the bankruptcy process that has for far too long been a golden parachute for executives when companies fail.
The Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act restores equity to the bankruptcy code by prioritizing collective bargaining and shared sacrifice over one-sided and exploitative corporate behavior. Engage with your Members of Congress today and ask your friends and family to join us!
COVID-19 Health and Safety "Guidelines" Must Be Mandatory for Airlines
Pilots and other aviation industry workers are essential employees performing critical work during this unprecedented time, but many U.S. airlines are not following health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Aviation Administration. This puts the health of not just aviation workers, but also the general public at risk. Please join our call to action and tell Congress to make the FAA do its job by mandating that airlines follow these necessary health guidelines.
Our Jobs, Our Future—Act Now!
Lend your voice in calling on the Prime Minister and his government to support the aviation sector and the thousands of Canadians it employs. Tell our elected officials that the aviation industry needs help now and is worth supporting.