American, Delta and United made a combined $7.4 billion in profit in 2018.
The US airline industry is booming. Revenue from fees and increased passenger numbers are contributing to annual record profits for US airlines.
Airlines are investing in catering.
The majority of airline catering workers earn less than $15 per hour.
Like many airline employees, airline catering workers were forced to take concessions in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Unlike so many other airline industry employees, however, these workers have not shared in the prosperity of the airlines’ more recent recovery and all-time record success.
Only 34% of workers at the two largest airline catering subcontractors are covered by employer-provided health insurance
Airline catering workers deserve more than low wages and substandard healthcare. One job in the airline industry should be enough.