7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Flight attendants applaud bi-partisan budget amendment to keep knives out of aircraft cabins

(Source: Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions press release, March 22, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, is marshaling support for an amendment to the budget resolution submitted by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from allowing airline passengers to carry small knives onto airplanes.

Flight Attendants applaud the bipartisan move by Senators Schumer and Murkowski to oppose blades on board. Aviation security is not divided by party lines. All people have an interest in maintaining the most secure aviation system in the world. The Coalition is urging Senators to support the Schumer/Murkowski amendment during this evening’s vote-o-rama.

Air Marshals, Pilots, Transportation Security Officers and airline CEOs agree with Flight Attendants. The people on the front lines of aviation security know the abrupt policy change to allow knives in the cabin is a terrible move. Flight Attendants will continue to escalate tactics in opposition until commonsense prevails and the ban on knives is maintained.

In addition to pursuing legislative action, the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions encourages the public to sign a petition to the White House: www.NoKnivesOnPlanes.com

Monday, March 25, 2013

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2017 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Union Pacific reports 1Q 2017 results
NS delivers 12 percent jump in 1Q 2017 profit
CSX dismisses 200 more managers
Judge allows California high-speed rail project to proceed
As Christie hounds Amtrak, NJ Transit safety fines mount
U.S. Supreme Court may limit where companies can be sued
FirstEnergy must pay CSX, BNSF for breaking coal contract
Amtrak to release details on Penn Station repairs, delays
9 ways to fix NJ Transit, according to the experts
MBTA plan will speed system upgrades
Canada’s Railway Safety Act comes into early review after Lac-Megantic
Opinion: Saving lives nationwide: Rail Safety Week 2017
UP museum to launch exhibit on women in the rail industry
RRB: Medicare for railroad families
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines