Workers Critical Of Wage Disparity December 17th, 2007
Flight attendants across the commercial air travel industry are upset over the widening gap between their pay and executive compensation, according to House testimony.
“I cannot escape the conclusion that executives used the bankruptcy laws to enrich themselves at the expense of workers like me,” Flight Attendant Antoinette Muoneke explained in written testimony to the House Judiciary Submission on Commercial and Administrative Law.
Muoneke testified during the “Executive Compensation in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases – How Much is Too Much?” hearing.
“The cuts forced during the bankruptcy have turned my life upside down. I worked full time before, but now my hours away from home have increased by nearly 40 percent, and that extra time at work doesn’t even cover my loss in pay,” she said.
Muoneke testified that she has been forced to cut her medical insurance, had her pension terminated, and will be unable to recover her retirement security, all while executives profited.
Her testimony was among the many the House heard in testimony from the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.
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