With the 116th Congress back in session, the Allied Pilots Association is once again calling on lawmakers to extend the Payroll Support Program (PSP). Doing so will help preserve our nation’s airline industry, which in turn will help ensure a strong economic recovery.
Our airlines must be able to meet pent-up demand for air travel when the pandemic subsides, and in the nearer term, they must be prepared to help transport millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines. With 1,221 American Airlines pilots and thousands of other employees across the industry now on furlough, we hope that lawmakers will set aside partisan politics for the good of all concerned and act immediately. We want to see our coworkers back on the job as soon as possible. If an extension doesn’t happen, airlines will shrink and many small communities across the nation will lose scheduled air service, hurting local businesses.
If you would like to participate in our efforts to secure a PSP extension, please click here to send an editable message to your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators reminding them that furloughed workers need #ReliefNow (if you are a Twitter user, that link will also enable you to tweet at lawmakers).
We very much appreciate your support.
Capt. Eric Ferguson, APA President
Representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines