On Day Three of the Fed Up Tour, our caravan visited no fewer than three cities along the tour route! The day began with an inspiring meeting with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, who received the group in his office and listened carefully as airline food workers shared with him their personal stories of working for subcontractors of the major airlines.
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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
After a night of rest following the long drive north from Charlotte, the Fed Up Tour crew was ready for a packed day in the nation’s capital! They started the day by splitting up to visit each of the Metro D.C. area’s three airline food kitchens:
…and spent the morning talking with other workers about their shared experiences working in airline food kitchens.
Tour participants also collected signatures on postcards they’ll be delivering directly to American Airlines’ annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. You too can add your signature for a postcard to be delivered in your name! Click here to sign.
After a morning in the kitchens, it was time to return to D.C.’s Freedom Plaza—site of several exciting past actions by airline food workers—for a rally and delegation to the headquarters of airline industry group Airlines for America! Read more