1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
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

© 1997-2015 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
After rising sharply in 2012 and 2013, Canada's oil by rail exports declined in 2015
AAR: Rail traffic up 0.4 percent compared to 2014 for week ending August 22
Talgo to receive $9.75 million from Wisconsin taxpayers in train lawsuit
Opinion: Scott Walker fails Wisconsin on transportation
Help for short line railroads seen as boost to rural Oregon economy
Railroads report no major damage from Northwest fires (so far)
BNSF says court order could disrupt economy
Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains
Schumer: Use leftover Sandy money to fix NYC rail tunnels
After foiled mass shooting, France examines train security
Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

More Headlines