Flight Attendants Protest in U.S. Amid Scheduling, Compensation Concerns
Flight attendants at United and Southwest airlines on Tuesday staged protests at airports across the U.S. to draw attention to chaotic scheduling and other workplace woes.
Airline employees picketed in 15 airports in cities and territories including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix and Guam. At Dallas Love Field Airport, flight attendants not scheduled to work held an informational picket calling for improved compensation and ways to make life less difficult for themselves and passengers.
“A better operation will mean a better quality of life with fewer reroutes and technology failures that leave passengers and flight attendants stranded,” the Transport Workers Union Local 556, the union for 18,000 flight attendants at Dallas-based Southwest, tweeted on Tuesday.