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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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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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport workers strike over bullying anti-worker tactics

New York City & Philadelphia airport workers to take action during pope’s visit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—As vacation goers prepare to fly to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) for the Labor Day weekend, airport workers went on strike to protest repeat labor violations by airline contractors, G2 Secure Staff and Eulen America that are preventing employees from organizing to improve poverty wages and poor working conditions. Both companies, which service Spirit, Southwest, American Airlines, JetBlue and others, are currently under federal investigation by the National …

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AIRPORT WORKERS PROTEST POVERTY WAGES FOR CONTRACTED WORKERS AT AIRLINES’ SHAREHOLDERS MEETING

Passenger Service Workers from MA, FL, NY, NJ and PA Airports Say Industry’s Return to Health and Profitability Comes At Expense Of Some Workers

New York City—U.S. Airways executive pay is skyrocketing while passenger service workers remain mired in poverty wages, say over a hundred low-wage airport workers and supporters who held a raucous Midtown Manhattan rally Friday outside the airline’s shareholders meeting.

Airport workers from Boston, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Newark and New York City called US Airways’ business model unjust to because it calls …

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JFK T4: Airport Workers in a Billion Dollar Terminal Deserve Respect

Find out what had these good people dancing in downtown NYC.

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JFK Airport security officers call off strike after the Port Authority intervention

Earlier today, the Port Authority asked us to call off our strike and, more importantly, asked the contractors to meet with us,” Prince Jackson, a security officer for Air Serv, told a rally of workers and community supporters at JFK Airport.

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Workers Protest JFK Security

Organizers with the SEIU/32BJ union said employees from AirServ and Global International — both are contractors for airlines — filed complaints more than two months ago with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, claiming their employers did not give them full support.

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JFK workers say cutting corners puts passengers at risk

Things do not seem to be flying smoothly at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

In recent months, two separate groups of contracted JFK security officers have filed complaints with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), citing problems with officials making employees cut corners when inspecting aircrafts and working within the terminals, along with substandard working conditions.

The most recent complaint was filed on behalf of Global Elite Group agents who perform security for several international airlines in JFK terminals 1, 4 and 8.

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