PHOENIX — American Airlines pilots want strict laws that they say will protect crew and passengers as the COVID-19 outbreak persists.
The Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) pilots, said it's collaborating with other unions, such as the Association of Professional Flight Attendants which represents American's flight attendants, to lobby Congress to take legislative action.
The APA wants mandatory personal protection equipment and priority testing for crew members, as well as a mandate that all passengers wear face masks when traveling. The APA also wants mandatory deep cleaning of aircraft and airports included, among other things.
"Your APA Government Affairs Committee is aggressively pursuing these initiatives on your behalf in Washington, D.C.," the union said in a note to members this week.
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