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Midwest Flight Attendants To Picket On Busiest Travel Day Of The Year
On the busiest travel day of the year, Midwest flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), will picket and leaflet at the Milwaukee airport. Upset by the continued outsourcing of jobs, Midwest flight attendants will inform the public that the carrier has been transferring most flights to another airline.
"This holiday season, 75 percent of Midwest flight attendants are without work and management continues to demand drastic wage and benefit reductions from those who remain," said Toni Higgins, AFA-CWA Midwest President. "Midwest employees have built our airline's reputation for ‘the best care in the air' one flight at a time and now management is taking all of our hard work and outsourcing it. This management team has broken its commitment to employees and our loyal customers. These are not Midwest values."
Earlier this month, AFA-CWA conducted a poll among Midwest employees and customers and found that almost all of the 200 participants believe that Midwest CEO Tim Hoeksema lacks the leadership skills necessary to make the carrier successful and expressed no confidence in the airline's current management team.
The current move to reduce flying resulted in the outsourcing of Midwest flight attendants and other employees. Management even went so far as to say that if the remaining 120 flight attendants agreed to massive concessions, there would be a chance that some of the outsourced flying would return to Midwest Airlines.
For over 60 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been serving as the voice for flight attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. More than 55,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines come together to form AFA-CWA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afanet.org.
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