Hawaiian Air flight attendants picket over contract negotiations

Hawaiian Air flight attendants picket over contract negotiations
File photo of Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants picketing at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (Image: Hawaii News Now/file)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants took to the picket lines at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Wednesday to protest extended contract negotiations.

The flight attendants say their pay has fallen compared to others in the industry, while cost of living in Hawaii continues to climb.

They added that negotiations last week offered wage increases, but other proposed parts of the contract would negate those increases.

In a statement Wednesday, Hawaiian Airlines said, “We are making progress in negotiations and remain committed to reaching a market-based contract with the Association of Flight Attendants – a contract that offers our Flight Attendants wages, benefits and work rules that are in line with our competitive position in the industry.”

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