On Wednesday, 13 former United Airlines flight attendants asked Osha to return them to their jobs after they were fired for refusing to work a flight due to security concerns.
I covered that story here, as did just about every major national media outlet. It was good stuff. The flight attendants were canned after refusing an order from management to fly a 747 from San Francisco to Hong Kong. They said there were concerned about a message written on an oil slick on the aircraft's tail cone. The message said, "Bye Bye" and included a couple of ominously drawn faces.
Most of us yesterday were working off a press release from the law firm representing the flight attendants and not the actual complaint. But the firm has posted the complaint, and I figured some of you might be interested in reading it. At 26 pages, it is remarkably thorough. It gives you a good idea of what flight attendants go through before every departure.
One interesting tidbit. The airline essentially lied to passengers about what was happening. Perhaps United thought informing passengers about a possible security concern was not a good idea.