The Fed Up Tour kicked off bright and early on Sunday morning at Charlotte-Douglas Airport!
Tour participants spent the morning handing out leaflets and talking with departing passengers, and, unsurprisingly, they found many of them who were just as Fed Up with the airlines as they are! It turns out that hidden fees, overbooked flights, and low wages aren’t exactly the best way to endear an industry to either passengers or workers.
Don’t miss the news report from Charlotte’s NBC affiliate, WCNC: “LSG Sky Chefs workers hold wage rally”.
After a great morning, the caravan packed up and began its journey north to the second stop of the Tour, Washington, D.C., but we’d have been remiss if we didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to take in a bit of American history along the way. In Greensboro, NC, we paid a visit to that city’s former F.W. Woolworth—now the International Civil Rights Center & Museum—where a 1960 sit-in by four college freshmen helped spark our nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
The site’s significance wasn’t lost on our members—all people of color, many of them immigrants, and all of whom are taking their own small steps to stand up for their rights to livable wages, dignity and respect.
Tomorrow: Washington, D.C.!