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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Flight attendants for Air Wisconsin want a new contract. Many protested outside Mitchell International Tuesday.

The flight attendants are fighting for higher pay and better benefits. They picketed alongside union leaders and accused regional carriers of discriminatory wage policies. 

Union leaders say regional flight attendants are paid 45-percent less than attendants on major carriers.

"Flight attendants are working two and three jobs, airlines are making record, record amounts of money," said AFA Union President Ernie Lazernick. "And it's time for them to step up and do right by the flight attendants."

Air Wisconsin is partnered with United Airlines. Protesters say they're urging United to step in and settle the dispute.

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