IAM Flight Attendants to Rally for 10 Hours Rest

IAM Flight Attendants rally on Capitol Hill to demand passage of the Flight Attendant Fatigue Amendment.

IAM Flight Attendants need your help securing 10 hours rest after a full duty day, the same rest period given to pilots.

Join them as they take the fight to Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 16:

10:30 a.m.: Rally for Rest at the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium
12 – 4 p.m.: Congressional Office Visits

Please RSVP and send any questions to IAMfor10@gmail.com.

If you can’t make it, please call members of the Senate Commerce Committee and tell them to include language mirroring the House-approved Flight Attendant Fatigue amendment in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. Click here for a list of committee members and a sample phone script.

“If we don’t stand up for ourselves, who’s going to go out there and fight for us?” said IAM District 142 General Chair Sara Gonzales.

IAM members from ExpressJet and CommutAir took part in the IAM Flight Attendants Conference held at the Winpisinger Center in Hollywood, MD, where they developed a plan of action and lobbied their legislators to get their message across and secure changes to the law.

WATCH: Fight for 10 Hours Rest

“I think all of our fellow flight attendants should advocate for 10 hours rest,” said IAM CommutAir Flight Attendant Mark Diefenbach. “So we can stop being treated like second-class citizens in our industry.”