Press Release

AFL-CIO President on Pending Congressional Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler released the following statement ahead of congressional consideration of the bipartisan agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): 

“The bipartisan agreement reached to reauthorize the FAA is a victory for workers across the aviation industry, and the AFL-CIO urges its prompt passage. From production to operation and maintenance, our aviation affiliates, owning their power as essential contributors to the American economy and way of life, made their voices heard. This agreement shows that lawmakers listened. 

“The agreement’s array of provisions advances the rights of workers, from growing the workforce to improving safety and health on the job. And, to boot, these improvements will help keep the flying public safe. On behalf of our 12.5 million members, we are grateful to our allies in Congress who pushed for the reauthorization of this critical agency, and we look forward to Congress sending it to President Biden’s desk.”

Contact: Riley Lopez, 202-637-5018