Plastic bags are only onboard bathroom
MIAMI (AP) Flying a Boeing 727 around the world might sound like a dream. But pilots for a Florida air cargo company claim their job is a nightmare that includes no sick pay, sh fake rolex rinking wages and no place to use the bathroom on flights but a plastic bag.
Sixty two pilots and flight engineers for Fort Lauderdale based Amerijet International Inc. went on strike on Aug. 27. Among their demands is flushable toilets on board. Their union has been trying to negotiate a new contract the past five years.
About 20 braved the downpour outside Miami International Airport on Thursday, wearing their black uniform ties and golden wing pendants while carrying protest signs.
“It doesn’t make you feel like you’re a professional at all,” said Kamal Patel, a 37 year old pilot who has been with AmeriJet 5 years. “You’re treated like we’re working in a third world country.”
Amerijet spokeswoman Christine R fa fake rolex ke rolex ichard declined to comment on the claims, but said the company’s cargo service to cities around the world hasn’t been affected by the strike.
Workers say they’re working fake rolex under dangerous conditions. They said their days can last 18 hours, with only small periods between shifts, and that they suffer hefty financial penalties for calling in sick. Capital, which bought two thirds of the cargo company in 2002 from founder David Bassett. has $7.5 billion in assets under management.
Amerijet’s pilots and support staff recently had their payroll cut by 10 percent.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said there were no federal requirements for airlines to provide working restrooms.
“It’s hard to believe it’s happening in 2009,” said David Bourne, director of the Teamsters Airline Division, and not an Amerijet employee. “It sounds more like the 1930s.”For assistance accessing the Federal Communications Commission Online Public File please contact:.