Flight attendant unions representing more than 100,000 flight attendants say Tuesday’s strike will be the largest action by attendants in aviation history.
More than two-thirds of American flight attendants are currently negotiating contracts.
Agreements have recently been reached by various carriers with other groups, including pilots. The flight attendant now says it’s their turn.
In a press release, the stewardesses say the airline’s CEO has awarded himself bonuses and incentives, and “we expect and demand our fair share.”
The protesting stewardesses work for carriers American Airlines in Fort Worth, Southwest in Dallas, United, Alaska Air and others.
Informational pickets are planned in more than 30 cities in the US, UK and Guam, which will not disrupt flights or schedules.
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