attendants at Midwest Express Airlines are protesting what they say is the
company’s refusal to move forward with contract talks.
by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), the carrier’s flight attendants
will picket at Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport and Omaha
Eppley Field on 1 April.
of working toward a compromise on issues, the company is backpedaling,
replacing its original proposals with weaker secondary proposals,” says the
union claims management intends to “drastically slash sick leave and weaken the
flight attendants' work rules”.
mediated negotiations between the AFA and management began in January 2000.
Express was not immediately available for comment.