Huffington Post Op-Ed: It’s Time for President Trump to Support U.S. Airline Workers

“A year ago, one of the cornerstones of Mr. Trump’s campaign was a promise to support U.S. jobs and businesses that were up against unfair foreign competition. Now as President, Mr. Trump has a clear and non-controversial opportunity to make good on that vow. For more than two years, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and a coalition of trade unions have worked to convince the U.S. Government to enforce specific trade agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar. These two countries and their three airlines – the fast-growing Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways – are violating the terms of the “Open Skies” aviation pacts. The language in these agreements is clear: the foreign airlines get unlimited and unrestricted access to the United States, the largest market in the world, but they cannot be subsidized.”

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