American Airlines made more than $15 billion in profits over the past 5 years, but many of the workers who prepare food for the airline face a health care crisis.
That’s why, in June, catering workers across the country overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike when released from federal mediation. In August, 58 workers and their supporters were arrested at American Airlines’ headquarters, demanding that the airline do its part to end poverty for catering workers. Last month, nearly 60 workers and their allies staged a die-in at American’s hub airport in Philadelphia following an approximately 700-person rally.
Now, on one of the busiest travel days of the year, on November 26—the Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day—airline catering workers and their supporters will call and their allies will converge at American Airlines’ JFK Terminal. Join us to demand that American Airlines end the health care crisis in the airline catering industry at JFK Terminal 8, Upper Level.
This day of protests is the latest in a series of demonstrations at U.S. airports calling attention to American Airlines, including large-scale demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Dallas-Ft. Worth—where over 50 were arrested in a civil disobedience action near American Airlines’ headquarters and largest hub airport.
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