Airline food service workers protested the cost of health insurance at airline headquarters in Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas, as well as 17 additional cities on January 29.

Members of Unite Here delivered a photo petition to representatives of the “Big Three” airlines on behalf of nearly 12,000 airline catering workers at 31 U.S. airports.

The actions launched a national campaign demanding airlines take action to solve to their health care crisis by earmarking “a nickel (5 cents) a ticket” to worker health care.

Unite Here airline catering protest

According to a 2014 analysis of nearly 10,000 airline catering workers, fewer than 60 percent make more than $10.10 per hour, and more than one-quarter of workers surveyed reported being uninsured.

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