Flight attendants are not happy about how airlines are going about digging themselves out of financial distress--especially the way they're cutting wages and health and retirement benefits. That's why they rallied yesterday in D.C., Seattle, and San Francisco to protest what they're calling "corporate greed."
- "The position of many airline executives that workers must subsidize one failed business plan after another must end," [Association of Flight Attendants International President Pat Friend] said, adding that other parties, government, consumers and management must support this industry as well. "Airline management is overreaching, and if they are not stopped, the continuing cuts in wages, benefits and working conditions across the industry will spread to financially healthy carriers, and then on to other industries."
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