United flight attendants picket DIA: A photo gallery

Employees of Frontier who don't want the airline's name to change aren't the only folks in the industry to have rallied lately. Yesterday at Denver International Airports, over a hundred United flight attendants showed up with pickets in hand to protest a contract stalemate that's lingered for a year.

The flight attendants have gripes aplenty, but arguably the largest one is the rate of pay. According to Ken Kyle, local counsel president for the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, the current deal "is equal to what we were earning in 1994. We're looking at wage levels from sixteen years in the past."

Is a strike in the offing?

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