13-Sep-2019 11:44 AM

IAM, TWU urge US DoT and FAA to enforce two sections of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU) urged (12-Sep-2019) the US Department of Transportation (DoT) and US FAA to implement sections 551 and 335 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Section 551 concerns the increasing number of assaults directed at customer service agents at airports, and requires commercial airlines to develop and submit a plan detailing protocol for when these incidents occur to the DoT for approval and also to update training procedures. Section 335 requires the DoT to modify current rules regarding flght attendant rest to mandate a 10 hour rest period without exception. According to the unions, neither of these sections have been enforced. [more - original PR]

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