United Airlines flight attendants picket at over a dozen airports, demanding better operations
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Off-duty United Airlines flight attendants picketed outside over a dozen airports Tuesday to protest ongoing operational disruptions.
United Airlines argues it's been working hard to combat those issues.
Still, "fed up" flight attendants took part in the picket, dubbed the Day of Action, at 14 airports in the U.S. Guam, and London, demanding that the carrier fixes ongoing operational disruptions that they say has "tangibly impacted them" and their passengers.
Many of them held signs that read, "Can you hear us now" and "solutions not excuses."
PILOTS UNION WARNS OF MORE FLIGHT DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the union representing the picketing flight attendants, claims United's management has failed, in part, to properly staff crew schedules, resulting in tens of thousands of delays and cancelations, and that it's not taking full responsibility.
"Flight attendants are on the frontlines when an operational meltdown occurs, and they are expected to address passenger concerns," the AFA-CWA said in a statement. "But recently flight attendants have been left empty-handed or stranded themselves without support from management who are running the airline."
The union continued: "United management keeps expecting flight attendants ‘to make it work.’ Meanwhile, management blames others — air traffic control, flight attendants, pilots — but themselves for operational issues."