WASHINGTON - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA asked on Thursday that the federal government mandate airline crew members and passengers to wear masks at airports and on planes, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and HHS Secretary Alex Azar, union head Sara Nelson also wrote that the government should supply disposable masks to airports, which passengers could receive for free. The union also wants employers to be required to provide gloves or other protective equipment. At least 250 flight attendants at airlines where AFA has members have tested positive. Continue reading original article.
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April 24, 2020 -While air travel is being hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic, flights are still taking place. The flight attendant union, which says 250 of its members have tested positive for COVID-19, is calling for the government to provide disposable masks at airports for travelers and carriers to provide employees with proper protective gear.
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