There was notable solidarity pouring in from various and sometimes surprising quarters leading up to April 23, the day that American Airlines management took their union-busting ambitions to court.
The flight attendants called the action, and the pilots and Transport Workers Union quickly joined in. Other unions and solidarity activists drove into DFW International Airport for the action.
Unions are mobilizing this week to fight anti-labor provisions the Republicans have inserted into major transportation bills.
Civil liberties advocates, libertarians and some passengers are protesting new airport security screening procedures, while some are skeptical about the furor.