“Many Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the shutdown ended, assuming that the crisis had passed. But as your flight attendant, I need to tell you the truth: Everyone is less safe flying today than we were before the shutdown. There is bipartisan support to keep the government open with stable, long-term funding. Americans overwhelmingly support this solution.
“But if Congress ignores the will of the American people, flight attendants will not risk the lives of our colleagues and our passengers. We have a duty to protect ourselves and the American people from the danger. Working people have power when we come together. If Congress chooses the chaos of a continued lockout, we will use that power.” – Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants.