FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2023
Contact: Jonna Huseman, email@example.com
Support for the Air PUMP Act
Washington, DC—John Samuelsen, International President of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) issues this statement in support of the Air PUMP Act, which would give flight crews workplace protections afforded to other nursing mothers:
“Flight crews are the only private-sector workers in America without access to reasonable accommodations and the right to pump breast milk at work—an absolutely unacceptable fact that forces working mothers to make health choices based on the bosses’ rules.
“The Air PUMP Act is no-brainer, necessary legislation that will right this wrong. By ensuring flight crews have reasonable time and a place other than a restroom to express breast milk, the Air PUMP Act will allow nursing mothers to return to the workplace sooner—at minimal expense to the air carriers.
“The TWU, including our Working Women’s Committee, has long called for this basic workplace protection, and we are eager to see this bill become law.”
The TWU represents more than 155,000 workers across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and service sectors. The TWU is the largest airline workers union in the United States.