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United Airlines workers picket for better pay and work rules at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dozens of flight crewmembers are hoping their voices were heard after picketing at Orlando International Airport.

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Flight crews for United Airlines took part in a nationwide day of action against the airline on Thursday.

They are demanding better work rules and better pay after the airline announced it made nearly $15 billion earlier this year.

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“We’re the reason they’re making those profits. We spend the time with those passengers. We’re the last people they see onboard a plane. And we’re the reason they come back,” United AFA local president Randy Hatfield.

United Airlines said it is seeing good progress in negotiations.

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Officials said no flights will be affected as flight attendants are picketing while they are off duty.

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