May 31 marks International Flight Attendant Day. This year the TWU wants to honor the incredible work our Flight Attendants do, not only in the face of a deadly pandemic, but also amidst one of the worst rashes of passenger misconduct and violence aboard our aircraft.
To many, being a Flight Attendant looks like a glamorous job, but we know that the work you do is hard and includes so much restraint. While being responsible for the safety, security and comfort of passengers 30,000 feet above ground, many Flight Attendants are subjected to dangerous situations and health hazards; including unruly and violent passengers, toxic fume events, sexual harassment and other negative treatment.
You’ve continued to serve as essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, putting your health and safety even more on the line. Your dedication and grit has helped the airline industry recover from unparalleled losses. Often times, overbooked flights and delays keep you away from your friends and families, yet you show up for work every day for the greater good of the flying public.
We want to thank you for the incredible work you do and the sacrifices you make every day to keep our country flying.