United flight attendants strip over pensions

Unlike the women of Enron, Home Depot or Wal-Mart, the women of United Airlines aren’t waiting for Playboy to call. Five United flight attendants have created their own risque calendar to publicize their plight after United said it plans to terminate $9.8 billion worth of employee pension obligations. The “Stewardesses Stripped” calendar doesn’t mention United specifically, but the message comes across loud and clear. “Coffee, tea, or me without a pension?” reads copy with one of the photos. (The five women are selling their calendar here, although the site currently seems to be having trouble. You can read more on this site, run by a guy calling himself a friend of the five women.)

—Posted by Tim Nudd

Photo: Bruce Baker