This bill would require the FAA to convene an Aviation Rule Making Committee to address flight attendant duty time limitations and rest requirements in order to fully address the longstanding issue of flight attendant fatigue.
Flight attendants' most important job function is to serve as first responders who are trained to handle inflight emergencies, passenger disruptions and terrorism. Simply put, Americans cannot afford for flight attendants to be exhausted on the job.
The AFA supports HR 3824, which would establish an Aviation Rule Making Committee and issue a final rulemaking to address flight attendant fatigue.
January 25, 2012
APFA and members of the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions are proud to announce Congresswoman Mazie Hirono’s Airline First Responder Workplace Fairness Act (HR 3824). Today, Ms. Hirono introduced legislation that promotes fairness and safety for flight attendants. APFA President Laura Glading said, "This is legislation APFA leadership has been pushing for and helping to draft for some time, and its introduction in the House represents a major victory over management on the subject of Flight Attendant fatigue. This is significant legislation because it continues to recognize the incredibly important role we play on board the aircraft as first responders. Congresswoman Hirono’s bill is a testament to APFA’s efforts on Capitol Hill and our active participation in the Coalition.”