Flight Attendants Picket for Living Wage

Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Push for a Fair Contract

Chicago — Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will picket at O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on Friday to push for a fair contract. Air Wisconsin secured a long-term contract to provide regional air service for United Airlines this year.

“Air Wisconsin management has security for the future. Now it’s time for Flight Attendants to have security with a new contract of their own” said Ernie Lazernick, AFA Air Wisconsin President. “Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants deserve to earn a living wage that recognizes our role as aviation’s first responders.”

Negotiations began in July 2016 and are overseen by the National Mediation Board. Negotiations continue this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Air Wisconsin is a regional airline, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin operating CRJ-200 regional jets. Air Wisconsin previously operated as an American Eagle regional air carrier. As of March 2018, Air Wisconsin operates exclusively as a United Express regional air carrier.

September 14, 2018 Picketing Details

WHO: Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
WHERE: ORD Terminal 2, Departure Level
WHEN: 2:00-3:00pm Central

Contact: Taylor Garland, 202-550-5520


The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 73 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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