Flight attendants rally in Dallas for higher wages, full pay

By Vivian Sahner
March 11, 2024
Militant/Josefina Otero

Hundreds of flight attendants and supporters picketed the American Airlines terminal at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport Feb. 13 in a fight for a new contract with higher wages, full pay for time on the job and better working conditions. The workers, members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and Transport Workers Union Local 556, were part of protests in over 30 airports across the U.S. and worldwide.

Rochelle Owl has worked for American Airlines for 11 years and still doesn’t get top pay. She works a second job to make ends meet. “Our sisters and brothers are united and that gives us the power over corporate greed,” she told the Militant.

“We’re working under wages that were negotiated back in 2014,” Association of Professional Flight Attendants National President Julie Hedrick told the rally. She said flight attendants showed their support for autoworkers and screenwriters on strike last year, and their actions helped steel flight attendants’ determination to fight for a better contract.