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
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
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
The Fed Up Tour kicked off bright and early on Sunday morning at Charlotte-Douglas Airport! Tour participants spent the morning handing out leaflets and talking with departing passengers, and, unsurprisingly, they found many of them who were just as Fed Up with the airlines as they are! It turns out that hidden fees, overbooked flights, and low wages aren’t exactly the […]
Workers who provide airline meals protested outside Charlotte Douglas Airport Sunday morning, saying airlines make billions but they barely make a living wage.
Members of the Unite Here union called it their ‘Fed Up Protest.’
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
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
Workers from all over the country are setting off on tour to tell American Airlines that they’re FED UP. Airline passengers have had declining customer experiences, more fees for once free amenities (like checked baggage) and airline food service workers are paid poverty wages. During the “Fed Up Tour” the workers who prepare, pack and transport the food served on flights for American will engage passengers fed up with an industry that makes $35 billion in profits while workers and passengers are left behind.
Highlights from the tour include stops in Charlotte, NC, Washington D.C, Philadelphia on the way to the American Airlines shareholders meeting in New York City.
On Saturday workers spent the day getting to know each other, and they prepped for a great 4 days on the road.
Stay tuned for more updates!
DCA Airport – Washington D.C.
member of Unite Here Local 23
Nelson has been an airline food worker, as a flight coordinator, for 7 years. He’s 38 years old, has two children, and also takes care of his parents. His favorite moment as a worker there was when he helped win his first grievance case, it really felt like the workers had power in that moment. Nelson is fed up because he’s overworked and underpaid. The airlines can improve by treating the workers better, giving the workers the raises they deserve, and providing proper equipment.
Nelson became a leader in his workplace because he knew it was time for someone to step up. Since it’s a diverse workplace, he knew it needed a voice, and he had respect from his coworkers. He fights because his coworkers work so hard to make ends meet by doing overtime or getting a second job. He wants others to know the fight is real, and to follow the tour, see our stories and to come out and see the workers for yourself.