Menzies Aviation’s Wage Increase Announcement

Menzies Aviation announced on February 16, 2016 that it’s increasing the rates of pay for all workers at Sea-Tac International Airport to $15.24 an hour.

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By sticking together against inequality and injustice at our airports, we are walking in Dr. King’s footsteps

By sticking together against inequality and injustice at our airports, we are walking in Dr. King’s footsteps

Every year, people working in U.S. airports generate $8 billion in profits for the aviation industry. Yet these employees are paid so little they cannot make ends meet. Mothers and fathers who work full-time jobs are forced to rely on public assistance to satisfy their basic family needs.

This is why parents have come together to call for change. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, baggage handlers, terminal cleaners and cabin cleaners at hubs in major cities are calling for better jobs at our …

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National Fast on November 24-25, 2015 – Media Coverage

National Fast on November 24-25, 2015 – Media Coverage

Following the first-ever coordinated strikes last week when thousands of terminal cleaners, cabin cleaners, skycaps, wheelchair agents, customer service agents, security officers, ramp workers and baggage handlers walked off the job at the seven busiest U.S. hubs, hundreds of airport workers embarked on a 24-hour fast on Tuesday, November 24, to draw attention to the fact that many airport workers often go hungry because they are paid so little they can’t make ends meet.

National Media:

Washington Post: Airport workers hope to get Thanksgiving travelers’ attention, November 23, …

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Workers at 15 airports join nationwide fast for $15 and union rights

Ahead of the busiest travel day of the year, workers, clergy and elected officials to shine spotlight on poverty conditions and anti-union retaliation tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Terminal cleaners, cabin cleaners, skycaps, wheelchair agents, customer service agents, terminal security officers, ramp workers and baggage handlers who will care for the estimated 25 million passengers traveling this year for Thanksgiving are embarking on a 24-hour fast beginning Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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National Strike on November 19, 2015 – Media coverage

National Strike on November 19, 2015 – Media coverage

Thousands of contracted out airport workers from the nation’s seven busiest hubs in New York, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and Chicago went out on strike yesterday and their action had impact! The multi-city strike, the first-of-its-kind for airport workers, has elevated the narrative about contracted airport workforce at the national level. News outlets, such as USA Today, Washington Post, Reuters, Newsweek, NBC Today Show, PBS and CNN reported on the strike. Nationally, the strike garnered 1,700 + TV and Radio Clips.

National Media:

USA Today: U.S. airport …

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Hundreds gathered in DCA yesterday, but it wasn’t for what you think.

Hundreds gathered in DCA yesterday, but it wasn’t for what you think.

Workers are in the #FightFor15 from around the world.

By Juvelyn Godizano

On Wednesday I joined my brothers and sisters around the world at Ronald Reagan national airport in the demand for higher wages, better trainings and working conditions for airport workers. I got involved with the union and Fight for 15 because I saw the imbalance of power that is hurting people.

As a cabin cleaner at San Francisco International Airport, I am proud to say that because we have a union, we have some of the highest working …

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Ahead of First-Ever National Airport Worker Convention, Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers Score Living Wage Victory

National Airports Campaign marks a milestone with first victory in so-called “Right to Work” state

(Fort Lauderdale)–Fort Lauderdale airport workers celebrated a hard-fought victory Tuesday when the Broward County Commission voted to extend the County’s Living Wage Ordinance —which sets wages at $11.68 with health benefits, $13.20 without—to include subcontracted airline workers.

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O’Hare Airport Workers Join Nationwide Campaign to Raise Standards for Airport Workers in the Fight for $15 Movement

With O’Hare workers joining the fight, campaign to raise standards for contracted out airport workers around the country now will reach airports handling 393 million passengers annually

CHICAGO- Hundreds of workers at O’Hare Airport, joined by community and faith leaders, rallied today to add their voices to the fight for 15 movement and bring attention to the poverty wages and other substandard conditions that underpaid passenger service workers, security officers and janitors are subjected to at O’Hare Airport.

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Menzies Aviation Workers at Sea-Tac International Walk Off the Job over Unfair Labor Practices

Demand an end to their employer interfering with workers’ efforts to join together to demand $15 hourly wage and a safe workplace

(SEATAC)— In the backdrop of the Seattle’s public school teachers’ strike over improved working conditions, and the victory for fast food workers in New York who won a $15 per hour minimum wage, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and ramp workers employed by Alaska Airlines contractor Menzies Aviation at Sea-Tac International Airport walked off the job today to protest against unfair labor practices—including intimidation, threats, …

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Sea-Tac workers call for voter-mandated wage reforms, stricter safety rules before Port grants public funding for new terminal development

Sea-Tac airport workers and allies are calling on Port officials to hold off on granting any further funding for the international and Alaska Airlines’ NorthSTAR terminal development projects until airlines commit to honoring the recent state Supreme Court decision upholding the Sea-Tac Minimum Wage Law and agree to tougher service permitting standards

SEA-TAC – As the Port of Seattle Commission prepares to weigh in on a new funding plan for the Sea-Tac International Arrivals Facility, airport workers are calling on Port officials to postpone the decision …

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