Living Wage

And don’t forget the pilots, too. What a damned disgrace:

A Compass Airlines flight attendant, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), was terminated on Thursday after publicly revealing she qualified for foods stamps. Despite a full-time schedule, flight attendant Kirsten Arianejad was recently featured in a local television interview announcing that she had been approved for food stamps in order compensate for her low wages.

“Poverty is not a crime and it is despicable that Compass Airlines would fire an employee for speaking the truth,” said Patricia Friend, AFA-CWA International President. “Unfortunately, there are flight attendants across the country who have to rely on federal and state assistance to make ends meet.

Instead of paying hardworking flight attendants a living wage, airline management would rather shame them and make them fear for their jobs. We call on Compass to immediately reinstate Kirsten Arianejad.”

2 thoughts on “Living Wage

  1. Wouldn’t it be great if all the unions got their act together and closed down the airport? Are baggage handlers still union? The cooking is all done by contractors. Air traffic controllers – well, we all know what happened there.
    I wonder how many times the company’s been flipped since the days when pilots used to say, “Follow the red tail (Northwest’s signature), and you’ll get there safe.”

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