Skip to comments.AFSCME Supports Rallying Airport Workers
Posted on 11/22/2016 5:55:43 PM PST by mdittmar
Airport workers in the Washington, DC area, as well as Los Angeles, Boston and other cities are rightfully protesting and raising their voices to demand wage raises and better working conditions.
Some wheelchair attendants, baggage carriers and others who work at Ronald Reagan and Dulles airports earn as little as $6.75 an hour. Although the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority implements a living wage policy that applies to many airport workers, said policy doesnt help employees of companies that contract directly with individual airlines.
These workers have joined the Fight for $15 campaign to demand no less than $15 an hour. Under their current salaries, many of them cant afford to pay rent or even transportation to and from work. And some report sleeping in their cars for lack of time to go home between shifts.
On Nov. 29, workers at 20 airports will hold rallies to make their voices heard. That includes 500 workers at Chicago OHare International who may later walk out of their jobs to protest low wages, inadequate working conditions and retaliation against union organizing efforts.
These workers will be joined by fast-food employees in 340 cities, as well as child care workers, home care providers and others whose wages normally fall below $15 an hour.
AFSCME supports the Fight for $15, and we will continue to stand with airport workers and others who deserve better pay and working conditions. Sign up to attend the rallies.
January 21st is quickly approaching..
Will Trump begin his Presidency by firing all the airport workers like a certain president did 30 years ago?
Have a lovedn one I have to pick up at the airport on the 29th. If there is delay.......I will be severely pissed.
What will obama do?
Fire them, all of them and hire replacements that will appreciate having a job and not go out and disrupt the country.
I fly Sunday and return next Thursday night. Have trips for me and my teams over next four weeks. Will be very unforgiving of any protest or strike delays.
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