Alaska Airlines flight attendants demonstrate for new contract
August 23, 2023
More than 150 Alaska Airlines flight attendants demonstrated outside the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Aug. 15, part of a broader protest nationally as the airline’s attendants demand what they’re calling their first meaningful pay raise in nearly a decade.
“Record profits, corporate greed, Alaska pay us what we need,” they shouted. They hoisted yellow signs with messages such as “pay us or chaos.”
First-year flight attendants at the airline make an average base pay of less than $24,000 annually, said LeiLauni Scheideman, president of the Anchorage local of the...