May 14 2005

Stewardesses Stripped

No – this is not porn spam.  This is an example of the how the web can be used to expose things.

As you may be aware, United is working with the bankruptcy courts to invalidate a portion of its guaranteed pension plans.  Five current and former United Airlines flight attendants – aged 55 to 64 – have joined forces and created a calendar called “Stewardesses Stripped (of their Pension?)”  The goal of the racey 14 page calendar is “to create national awareness to the naked truth that no retirement fund is completely secure and that there is a definitive crisis in the pension guaranty system.” 

The sexual irony of the calendar is clever – the picture on the site is captioned “Are your butts covered?  We thought ours were too!”  In today’s PC world, this is definitely a shot across the bow cockpit.