Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO spoke with America’s Work Force on Dec. 23 to discuss the Safe Skies Act of 2019.
Willis talked about the Safe Skies Act, which is legislation aimed to make air traffic more under control. The purpose of this act is to make sure that cargo pilots have the same rules and regulations to follow as commercial passenger pilots do. He said that this act restricts the number of hours pilots are allowed to travel after a certain amount of rest, in order to make sure pilots are not overworked, or tired while flying in a crowded airspace. Willis said that after a fatal crash between a cargo plane and a commercial plane, the Safe Skies Act needs to pass to ensure something like this never happens again. He also talked about overworked rail carrier operators and crew members.
Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing spoke about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). He talked about how from when it was first drawn up, to undergo great deals of revising, the USMCA has shown substantial improvement on labor law enforcement, especially those in Mexico. Paul also talked about the National Defense Authorization Act.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed a U.S. steel plant near Detroit, MI, ceasing iron and steel operations by April 1, 2020, and closing down the steel mill.
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