United Express Carrier Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants to Protest in Three Major United Hub Airports to Push for a Fair Contract

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, August 21st, United Express Carrier Air Wisconsin flight attendants will protest at three United Airlines’ hub locations as they fight for a fair contract with better pay and benefits that’s long overdue.

On average, flight attendants working at regional airlines are compensated 45% less than crews working on mainline aircraft. First year flight attendant salaries at Air Wisconsin can be as low as $15,000 a year and there have been no wage scale raises since 2007. For some flight attendants that means twelve years without a raise while rent, the cost of food and healthcare have all increased.

Air Wisconsin flight attendants fly under the United Express brand and tickets are sold as United Airlines tickets. AFA is calling on United to step in and help settle the dispute with Air Wisconsin.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA is the flight attendant union representing 50,000 flight attendants, across 20 airlines, including those at Air Wisconsin.

WHAT: Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants Rally Nationwide for Fair Contract

WHO: Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants

WHERE: Washington National Airport (DCA), Terminal B South Terrace Departures

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Departures Level, between Terminal 1 & 2

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Departures, between Terminal 4 & 5

WHEN: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., local time in all locations


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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