Press Release for June 14 — American Airlines Shareholder Meeting, New York City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Meghan Cohorst, 239-503-1533, [email protected]
Adam Yalowitz, 202-826-4086, [email protected]

At American Airlines Meeting, Food Workers, Passengers and Retirees Say “We Are Fed Up!”

Mayor de Blasio speaks out in support of low wage catering workers as they finish multi-city tour through AA hub cities

NEW YORK—Protesting at American Airlines’ annual shareholder meeting, dozens of airline food workers gathered with retirees, passengers and immigrant rights organizations to call out the airline for perpetrating indignities against both airline passengers, former American Airlines employees, and airline food workers. The rally was the final event on airline food workers’ multi-city Fed Up Tour, which also visited American Airlines hub cities Charlotte, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio voiced his support for airline food workers. “The executives at American Airlines should remember that the hard work of thousands of people make their profits possible. I urge them to swiftly ensure all workers are paid a living wage and are treated with dignity and respect,” said Mayor de Blasio. Read more

Press Advisory for June 13 — Philadelphia

Airline food workers to bring multi-city “Fed Up Tour” to Philadelphia

13 workers who prepare food for American at airports across the country will join Philadelphia airline food workers at a rally outside subcontractor Sky Chefs

Contact:
Meghan Cohorst, 239-503-1533, [email protected]
Adam Yalowitz, 202-826-4086, [email protected]

What: Dozens of airline food workers rally outside Sky Chefs, subcontracted catering provider for American Airlines

When: Tuesday, June 13, 3pm

Where: 8401 Escort St, Philadelphia

Who: Airline food workers from across the country join Philadelphia workers who prepare, pack and deliver food and beverages to American and other carriers.

NOTE: Airline food workers are available now through June 13 for interviews on their personal experiences working to prepare and deliver food for American and other major airlines, including their poor wages and working conditions, and how they are connected to passenger treatment. Read more

Press Advisory for June 12 — Washington, D.C.

Tour of airline food workers to rally near offices of airline lobby group

13 workers from across the U.S. to tell airlines they are Fed Up with poverty wages, treatment of passengers

Contact:
Meghan Cohorst, 239-503-1533, [email protected]
Adam Yalowitz, 202-826-4086, [email protected]

What: Airline food workers rally outside offices of Airlines for America, the industry lobby group
When: Monday, June 12, 3pm
Where: 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300
Who: Airline food workers from across the country who prepare, pack and deliver food and beverages to commercial aircraft

NOTE: Airline food workers are available now through June 11 for interviews on their personal experiences working to prepare and deliver food for American and other major airlines, including their poor wages and working conditions, and how they are connected to passenger treatment. Read more

Press Advisory for June 11 — Charlotte

Food workers launch multi-city tour to tell American Airlines they are Fed Up with poverty wages, passenger treatment

13 workers who prepare food for American at airports across the country will engage passengers at CLT on their way to AA shareholders meeting in New York

Contact:
Meghan Cohorst, 239-503-1533, [email protected]
Adam Yalowitz, 202-826-4086, [email protected]

Who: 13 workers who prepare food for American at airports across the country will engage passengers at CLT on their way to AA shareholders meeting in New York
What: Airline food workers rally and engage with passengers flying from CLT
When: Sunday, June 11, 10am
Where: Entrance to CLT Main Terminal (exact location TBD), Charlotte, NC
Who: Airline food workers from Charlotte and other airports across the country who prepare, pack and deliver food and beverages to commercial aircraft.

NOTE: Airline food workers are available now through June 11 for interviews on their personal experiences working to prepare and deliver food for American and other major airlines, including their poor wages and working conditions, and how they are connected to passenger treatment. Read more