American Airlines, Delta, and United made over $50 billion in combined profits in just the past 5 years alone, but the workers who prepare and load food and beverages onto their planes are often left living in poverty and unable to afford healthcare. In June, thousands of airline catering workers voted to authorize strikes when released by the government. Supporters will rally in solidarity with these airline catering workers tomorrow at National Airport (DCA) beginning at 4:30 PM at Terminal B South Terrace. Nationally, the majority of the food workers serving these airlines still earn less than $15 per hour - including some with 30, 40, even 50 years of service. Meanwhile, family health insurance premiums are over $500 per month for these employees, leaving many with an impossible choice between their health and their bills.
DC LABORFest 2021