December 20, 2016
KEEP CALLING!! We are creating support
Congress writes letter asking new administration to revoke DOT's action awarding permit.
Senate - (855) 980-2338 House - (855) 980-2306
"Hello, my name is _________ and I am a constituent. I'm a Flight Attendant calling to urge my Representative/Senator to take action to STOP Norwegian Air International from flying to the U.S. under a completely new set of rules. The DOT NAI approval opens the door to a flag of convenience model that will lead to outsourcing 300,000 U.S. aviation jobs, just like it decimated the U.S. shipping industry. This is about good U.S. aviation jobs and enforcing our trade deals."
NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE
Transportation labor and U.S. airlines are in agreement against a scheme by Norwegian Air International (NAI) to expand air service from Europe to the United States using cockpit and cabin crew based in Thailand and working under the lower standard labor laws of countries such as Singapore. This flag of convenience low-road business model threatens our jobs and the high aviation standards of the United States (US) and the European Union (EU). It also violates the U.S. – E.U. Open Skies Agreement.
If NAI succeeds in "labor law shopping" choosing where it does business based on an advantageous legal and regulatory environment, NAI will yield an enormous economic advantage over U.S. airlines, making it more difficult for U.S. airlines and their employees to compete for long haul international passengers'' business.
Recently a bipartisan coalition of US Senators issued a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx urging careful scrutiny of Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign carrier permit.
For more information and to help STOP THIS go to:
AFA Envoy Government Affairs Committee