Flight Attendants Plan OccuFLY Event

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Flight attendants from more than 20 airlines will "occupy" a section of LAX on Monday to protest labor provisions in a proposed FAA reauthorization bill. The OccuFLY protest, organized by the Association of Flight Attendants, is a reaction to change in voting standards for union organization that unions consider an attack on organized labor. "This controversial labor provision is nothing less than an attack by the 1% against the 99%," said AFA President Veda Shook in a news release.

As we reported last week, the proposed bill has compromises that legislators swallowed in exchange for enough stability to get NextGen and other modernization programs under way. It's the first reauthorization bill to gain traction in four years.