WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, June 11th, United Express carrier Air Wisconsin flight attendants, who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will hold a demonstration at Washington National Airport (DCA).
This protest comes on the heels of the Air Wisconsin Flight Attendant’s most recent picket at Dulles International Airport last month. Air Wisconsin flight attendants will be joined by AFA union leaders, flight attendants from across the country, and allies at Tuesday’s protest, as they look to increase attention around their contract fight.
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 flight attendants demonstrate to demand a fair contract that includes increased pay, improved benefits, and an overall better work environment. They will push to ensure they have the resources needed to do their jobs and keep the flying public safe and secure.
Many Air Wisconsin flight attendants have to make the choice between paying rent or paying for groceries. First year flight attendant salaries at Air Wisconsin can be as low as $15,000 a year and all flight attendants wages are working from 2007 wage rates.
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.
WHAT: Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Protesting to Settle Contract Dispute
WHO: Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants and Flight Attendants from 19 other airlines
WHERE: Washington National Airport (DCA)
Terminal B Departures, Exterior South Terrace
Arlington, VA 22202
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11th
1pm to 2pm