Hundreds of Uniformed Flight Attendants are Joined by Allies at LAX Protest

February 2012

Flight Attendants Protest in Uniform at LAX on February 6Flight attendants from over 20 airlines held protests on February 6 at LAX to protest attacks on collective bargaining rights in the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which has passed both Houses of Congress and is waiting for a signature from President Obama.

Several LA unions and many other LAX workers joined in the protests on Monday in solidarity with the flight attendant and their cause.

“Flight attendants are first responders for passengers. Our priority is to make sure passengers are not only comfortable, but safe when they fly," said Veda Shook, AFA-CWA International President. "Instead of working with us to keep passengers safe, the airline corporations and their lobbyists are spending millions to take away our right to join a union. Flight attendants work hard every day. We will not stand for corporate and political attacks against us. America is not just about first class. It's about the middle class and we are standing together to fight back against corporate greed and attacks on working people.”