Flight Attendants to Protest at O’Hare International Airport Thursday to Pressure United Express Carrier Air Wisconsin to Settle Contract Dispute
CHICAGO – On Thursday, April 11th, United Express carrier Air Wisconsin flight attendants, who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will hold a demonstration at O’Hare International Airport.
The Air Wisconsin flight attendants will be joined by AFA union leaders, flight attendants from across the country, and allies at Thursday’s protest. The flight attendants will make their voices heard as they demand a fair contract that includes increased pay, improved benefits, and an overall better work environment. They will be pushing to ensure they have the resources needed to do their jobs and keep the flying public safe and secure.
Given that Air Wisconsin flight attendants fly under the United Express brand and tickets are sold as United Airlines tickets, they are urging United Airlines to step in and help settle the dispute with Air Wisconsin.
Despite numerous federally mediated sessions, Air Wisconsin has refused to move on their bargaining position. Last fall, Air Wisconsin flight attendants authorized a strike by a 99% vote.
The Association of Flight Attendants is the flight attendant union representing 50,000 flight attendants including those at Air Wisconsin.
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To all AFA members who have experienced averse reactions to the new uniforms there is a website that AFA-CWA has designed to give you all the information you need to know about the Twin-Hill uniforms and your reactions. Even if you haven't had a reaction, you are still encouraged to go on the website to educate yourself on this topic.
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