Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Hold Demonstrations Demanding at 6 Airports for Fair Wages and a Contract

Seattle (August 15, 2023) - Thousands of Alaska Airlines flight attendants, who are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), picketed outside of six airports, as part of a nationwide day of action to demand a fair contract. This demonstration came just one day after contract negotiations resumed with Alaska Airlines management, after months of stagnation and years of unfair working conditions.

As Alaska Airlines rakes in profit, flying more than ever before, launching new destinations, and taking delivery of new aircraft, flight attendants are on the frontlines making this airline a success without the pay and work rules to match.

Alaska Airlines flight attendants carried the airline successfully through the pandemic and operational meltdowns — now it’s time for management to recognize their work with a new contract. While Alaska management claimed they were committed to “top of industry” wages when negotiations started nearly a year ago, their proposals have been anything but “top of industry” and fail to compensate workers for all of their time on the job.

With high profile labor negotiations and workers’ rights making national headlines this summer, Alaska flight attendants are taking their fight to the flying public and pressuring management to get serious.

During Tuesday’s day of action, demonstrations occurred across all of Alaska Airlines’ bases throughout the county. In all, thousands of Alaska Flight Attendants turned out to demand a new contract that includes fair compensation and safe working conditions.

View Media Stories and Photos from the pickets.


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