Transit workers rally in Times Square, demand promised contract
Transit workers, joined by union members from across the country, gathered in Times Square on Wednesday to rally against a major airline's plan to open a new maintenance facility overseas.
"Even in a depressed economy they don't think they'll ever lose money again," one demonstrater said. "So if they're never going to lose money again, then why are they trying to take it from their employees?"
American Airlines is set to invest $100 million on the new facility in Brazil, which would be staffed with workers not certified by the Federal Aviation Administration.