Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 19, pilots, flight attendants, and other aviation professionals will descend on Washington, D.C., to tell Congress that we will not allow our jobs to be exported thanks to the anti-labor practices of Norwegian Air International. ALPA pilots understand the threat that NAI poses to our collective futures, and we are proud of the many pilot volunteers who will walk the corridors of Capitol Hill and meet face-to-face with lawmakers for this important event.
Can’t attend? There’s still a way you can participate and express your concerns about NAI to Congress. Be a part of #FinishTheJob by using Twitter to help federal legislators understand why they must act now. Click here and follow the five simple steps to participate. We’ll retweet everyone’s messages on Wednesday, so please be sure to post yours then. If you don’t have a Twitter account, complete the first four steps of the process and e-mail your photos to Communications@alpa.org.
Also, be sure to join ALPA’s Call to Action to encourage members of the House of Representatives to sign a bipartisan letter calling on the Department of Transportation to deny NAI. Even if you have previously participated in the NAI Call to Action, you can still take part in this campaign to encourage your elected official to sign the letter.
Our hard work in convincing members of Congress to #denyNAI paid off when DOT dismissed NAI’s initial exemption permit, but that was just the first step. We must keep the pressure on to ensure that DOT rejects NAI’s formal foreign air carrier permit application, once and for all!
The CEO of Norwegian is slated to speak at a Washington, D.C., luncheon on November 20, and the following week, the European Commission has requested an “urgent meeting” with U.S. officials to discuss NAI’s pending application. The timing of this fly-in and social media effort could not be more crucial.
Hold our decision makers in Washington accountable! Join us for the Day of Action—in person or online—and help us communicate that we can’t allow NAI to bring its illegal, job-killing scheme to our shores.
Let’s #FinishTheJob and #DenyNAI!