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Teamsters Endorse 2024 FAA Reauthorization Act


Legislation Includes Several Provisions Fought for by Teamsters

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(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are proud to endorse the bipartisan agreement to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Over the last year and half, Teamsters have been adamant that the FAA Reauthorization Act include key priorities to protect workers and passengers alike.

“The Teamsters Union is pleased that Congress heard our members loud and clear when we said that increasing pilot retirement age and continuing to allow unfettered outsourcing of aircraft maintenance jobs to foreign countries would be unacceptable,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “This bill puts the safety and economic well-being of airline workers first and we encourage Congress to pass it quickly.”

Several Teamsters-endorsed provisions are in the final legislation, including but not limited to:

“On behalf of tens of thousands of Teamsters airline members, we are proud to support this legislation to reauthorize the FAA,” said Bob Fisher, Interim Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “This bill prioritizes safety across the aviation system, protects good union jobs, and directly addresses essential priorities for Teamsters airline workers—from pilots to gate agents and every job in between.”

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