Major airlines made $40 billion in profits worldwide in 2017 – up from $35 billion in 2016. Every day, approximately 1.5 million passengers fly with American, Delta, and United Airlines.
The majority of airline catering workers are paid less than 15 dollars per hour. With poverty wages and family health insurance premiums over $500/mo, many airline catering workers face impossible choices between their health and their bills.
In 2018, 8,000 hotel workers across the country went on strike to demand that one job should be enough. Now, airline catering workers are standing up to say that one job should be enough for them too.
Most airline catering workers in the US are represented by UNITE HERE, the hotel, casino, and airport union. Learn more about UNITE HERE