Flight Attendants Union Supports Bill To End Human Trafficking

Feb 25, 2016

A national labor union representing half of the nation's 100,000 flight attendants has come out in support of a federal bill aimed at ending human trafficking. 

Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants -- CWA, tells WABE's "Closer Look" the federal Secure Our Skies Act could standardize training and make existing aviation systems available to combat the sex slave trade. 

"We can't wait any longer to save lives," Nelson tells Jim Burress of "Closer Look." "We just can't."

Nelson also says she's haunted "every day" at the thought she could've had a trafficking victim on her flight and never known it.