Inequality American Style: Airline Workers Sell Blood, Need Food Stamps to Eat

Inequality American Style: Airline Workers Sell Blood, Need Food Stamps to Eat

Those colorfully-dressed workers making sure your US short-haul domestic flight is properly packed, safely inspected and flight-ready are not paid enough, frequently requiring social services to live. Although employer American Airlines posted a shareholder-pleasing $1.9 billion profit in 2017, many of its workers are scrambling at the poverty line, selling their blood and receiving food stamps to keep their families above financial ruin.

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