As safety professionals and first responders, Flight Attendants are tasked with handling emergencies and caring for thousands of passengers every day. Disturbingly, study after study shows Flight Attendants are impacted by fatigue on a regular basis, negatively affecting their ability to perform safety functions in an emergency.
But nothing has been done—yet.
While Flight Attendants work the same or similar schedules as pilots and do the majority of their work on their feet, they still don’t have any of the pilot fatigue and rest protections.
The IAM is calling on Congress to pass Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s bill to require 10 hours rest for Flight Attendants and include them in airlines’ fatigue risk management plans.
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District 142 Legislative Team