We are the workers who proudly cater food and drink for all major airlines. We work very hard to prepare and deliver the food and drink enjoyed by all passengers, but we, along with our families and the flying public, are at risk. That’s because no one wins when we have to come to work sick.
The “Big Three” U.S. airlines--American, Delta and United--can take the lead in changing this situation.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
services planes for United, American and Delta
I’ve been a driver at O’Hare for six years now. I work outside, and if you’ve ever been to Chicago, you know that we work under hard conditions (snow, heat, you name it) that can make us sick.
For this reason, I take my company's insurance for myself. But I also have a wife and son that depend on me to be healthy. If I were to put my family on the insurance, we would have only $100 left each week for everything else. Now, when they need to go to the doctor, medical bills pile up instead.
A nickel more per ticket won’t affect the airlines’ pockets, but it would mean a huge relief for us.
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ONE QUARTER of airline food workers are uninsured. ONE NICKEL a ticket from @AmericanAir could fix the problem bit.ly/nic-kel
5¢ could add up to affordable health care for food workers? @Delta, that’s a nickel a ticket well spent! bit.ly/nic-kel