Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, Tennessee DOES NOT have a private or quiet dedicated room for breastfeeding mothers who nurse or pump breast milk on the go. The airport must meet federal breastfeeding law guidelines by 2023 to have a lactation room for moms.
Contact the airport info line at (423) 325-6000 for immediate help finding a private area other than a restroom to breastfeed or breast pump.
NOTE: State of Tennessee breastfeeding law allow nursing mothers to breastfeed openly in public places.
NOTE: Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Improvement Act requires Large, Medium, and Small hub airports to maintain a lactation area for nursing mothers and a baby changing table in at least one men’s and one women’s restroom in each passenger terminal building. Large/Medium hub airports must comply by FY2021. Small hub airports must comply by FY2023.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:
1:(r)An employer shall provide—
(A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
(B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
2: An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
3: An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.