Unions And United Airlines Unite To Get Hundreds Of Skilled Workers Into, Evacuees Out Of Puerto Rico
By Doug Cunningham
[Taylor Garland]: “This is what unions do. When people are in need, when our sisters and brothers are in need, we mobilize and mobilize at the last second and make sure we’re where we’re needed.
And we also maintain good relationships with management so that we can utilize all of that for the greater good.”
Association of Flight Attendants – CWA spokesperson Taylor Garland speaking from San Juan Puerto Rico about unions and United Airlines coming together for Puerto Rico. More than 300 union first responders, doctors, nurses, electricians, operating engineers, plumbers, ironworkers and utility workers flew into San Juan Wednesday to help with hurricane recovery. Puerto Rican residents evacuating due to the hurricane damage were on the return humanitarian flight. Garland says United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz stepped up to join the unions in this humanitarian relief effort.
[Taylor Garland]: “The flight attendants, pilots and machinists reached out to Oscar Munoz, CEO, and he answered the call and said we’re gonna make this happen. So we were in constant communications for a little less than last week and we were able to get the flight off the ground.”