Is "Volunteer Flight Attendants" A Less Quease-Inducing Term Than "Scabs"?

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In preparation for a possible strike by American Airlines’ flight attendants, with whom the company is negotiating a new contract, AA is scouring the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area for 4,000 of what it’s calling “volunteers” who can undergo a 17-day training program and then report to the skies for snack-handling and pillow-distributing duties. The word “volunteers” doesn’t imply “no pay” to just me, does it? Or is it just American’s attempt to appear all “let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work, comrades” about what looks to be a somewhat pitched battle between labor and management? [Pic via]