58 Arrested and Fined Outside American Airlines HQ in Catering Workers Protest

Fort Worth police arrested, released and fined 58 catering workers and other protesters who blocked traffic to American Airlines' headquarters Tuesday.The arrests were part of a coordinated demonstration of civil disobedience on behalf of 11,000 airline catering workers across the country who are bargaining for better wages and benefits from their employer, LSG Sky Chefs.About 600 supporters showed up at the protest, including catering workers at DFW International Airport along with union members from other airports and local supporters such as American Airlines mechanics.The union and workers say much of the blame for their low pay rests with American Airlines because the carrier dictates contracts and rates to companies such as LSG Sky Chefs. The company has 926 catering workers at DFW Airport.  Continue reading...

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