Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants hit the picket lines at HNL

Published: Jun. 26, 2019 at 5:49 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -The chants of Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants echoed outside Honolulu International Airport Wednesday.

While holding signs that read, “Hawaiian Air isn’t fair,” the workers picketed in front of Terminal 1 to fight for better wages and work conditions.

The flight attendants have been in contract negotiations with the airlines for over two years now. Some of the employees are getting restless, saying it has been two years too long.

Among their demands: Pay raises, retirement benefits, and keeping the protections their contract already provides.

“Hawaiian has been thriving, and we’ve been doing extremely well for the past few years now, so we would like to see that reflected in our contract,” Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant Summer Manuma said.

“We want to see that reflected in our pay, and we want Hawaiian to start investing in their employees,” Manuma added.

Meanwhile, the company says they are working to address workers’ concerns.

“Obviously we’re working hard and meeting regularly and I’m very optimistic we’ll continue to make progress and hopefully conclude it soon,” Hawaiian Airlines COO Jonathan Snook said.

This story may be updated.

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