Thousands of flight attendants to hold nationwide pickets amid contract negotiations

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Tens of thousands of formation attendants are expected to clasp pickets astatine awesome airports connected Tuesday successful an effort to unit carriers to heighten their compensation and moving conditions. 

Dubbed nan "Worldwide Flight Attendant Day of Action," it marks nan "largest corporate action successful nan history of nan profession," according to nan Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA). 

The pickets will beryllium held successful nan U.K. and U.S., including Guam. In nan U.S., location will beryllium informational pickets astatine airports successful much than 30 awesome cities, including Seattle, Houston and Boston.

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The formation attendants who are slated to participate are portion of unions representing much than 100,000 U.S. workers, according to nan association.

The pickets are not expected to disrupt flights.

The effort comes astatine a clip erstwhile much than two-thirds of U.S. formation attendants are successful nan midst of statement negotiations pinch employers, including American, Alaska, United, Southwest and Frontier Airlines.

The group based on it wants to "achieve nan landmark contracts that bespeak nan profits our activity creates," according to nan APFA.  

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The workers are seeking amended pay, status information and schedule flexibility. 

"Legacy sexism that traditionally devalued our jobs must beryllium stamped retired and replaced pinch nan existent worth of our work," nan APFA said. "Like each different worker astir nan world, we request to spell to activity to live, not conscionable unrecorded to work." 

The group continued, saying that this is simply a "war connected firm greed." 

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In caller years, formation attendants person been pushing for amended contracts while pilots simultaneously took up their ain conflict pinch carriers. Flight attendants person besides fought for carriers to hole operational issues that they opportunity person affected their jobs.  

In November 2022, American Airlines formation attendants picketed astatine astir a twelve bases nationwide complete issues pinch statement negotiations. 

A fewer months earlier that, United Airlines formation attendants took portion successful a picket, dubbed nan "Day of Action," astatine 14 airports successful nan U.S., Guam and London, demanding that nan bearer hole ongoing operational disruptions that they opportunity person "tangibly impacted them" and their passengers.  

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), the national representing nan picketing formation attendants, had claimed United's guidance failed, successful part, to decently unit unit schedules, which had "exacerbated these operational issues and near passengers and Flight Attendants waiting for answers for hours astatine a time."

Airlines for America, nan waste and acquisition relation representing awesome U.S. aerial carriers, did not respond to FOX Business' petition for comment.