Flight Attendants Picket Globally, Demand Pay for All Work Hours as Travel Peaks

ABC 13 News 

Thousands of flight attendants hit the picket lines at 30 airports across the world.

It comes as contract negotiations continue across the industry as summer travel ramps up.

At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, about two dozen flight attendants hit the picket lines outside demanding change. Elizabeth Hibbard is president of the Association of Flight Attendants for Austin and Houston. She says 80,000 flight attendants from major airlines like American, United, and Alaskan are currently fighting at the bargaining table– and they’re tired of the corporate greed.

The corporate bonuses, all the executive bonuses, and we have flight attendants on food stamps,” Hibbard said. “And we’re all making the same demands of our corporations: that they bring us deals now.


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