The airline industry is global. So are we.

The airline industry is global. So are we.

I work as a ramp agent for Menzies, a Scottish company, at Los Angeles International Airport.  At 28, I’ve already worked at LAX for ten years.

We just won our first union contract with SEIU United Service Workers West.

In the last few years that I have been involved in this fight I have really changed. I can see the big picture now, and I know that by organizing we can change our lives.

Last October I attended the first national airport workers’ convention in D.C.  I had …

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La necesidad de organizarse no tiene fronteras ni nacionalidad

La necesidad de organizarse no tiene fronteras ni nacionalidad

Trabajo como agente de rampa para Menzies, una compañía escocesa, en el aeropuerto internacional de Los Ángeles. A mis 28 años, ya he trabajado en LAX por 10 años.

Justo venimos de ganar nuestro primer contrato colectivo con SEIU United Service Workers West.

En los últimos años que he estado envuelto en esta lucha he cambiado de verdad. ahora puedo ver el cuadro completo y se que organizándonos podemos cambiar nuestras vidas.

El octubre pasado atendí a la primera convención nacional de trabajadores de aeropuertos en D.C. Tuve …

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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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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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Alaska Airlines Can Do Better: Five Things Airport Communities Should Know About America’s Seventh-Largest Carrier

Alaska Airlines Can Do Better: Five Things Airport Communities Should Know About America’s Seventh-Largest Carrier

1) Thanks to passengers, taxpayers, and workers—in Seattle and across the country—Alaska Airlines is rich. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines operates in more than 100 cities. Over the last ten years, passengers, taxpayers and workers have provided the company with $3.6 billion in operating profit. Approximately 28.4 million passengers flew on Alaska in 2014 alone. And taxpayers, not Alaska, will pay for nearly all—93 percent—of a planned renovation of Sea-Tac airport’s north terminal, which will benefit the airline. Taxpayers also subsidize much of Alaska’s fuel.  Research shows …

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We need to modernize, not expand LAX

Just days after LA City Council voted to approve the multibillion-dollar north runway expansion at LAX, neighbors and airport workers of LAX came together against the expansion plans.

Hundreds of local residents and airport workers from Westchester, Inglewood, Lennox and other neighboring airport communities packed the Westchester Senior Citizen Center, on Saturday May 4th to draw attention to the impact of LAX on local communities and how the airport authority, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), is routinely unresponsive to local concerns – on the runway expansion, …

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LAX Baggage Worker Speaks Up for Good Jobs, Middle Class Wages and Affordable Family Health Care

Fernando Murillo, an airport worker at Alaska Airlines, testified in front of a packed terminal about donating a kidney to his wife but cannot afford to pay for her continued treatment and medication.

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SEIU USWW LAX Workers March on LAX for Good Jobs, Health Care and Dignified Wages

LA Labor Fed, SEIU-USWW Press Conference on Thanksgiving Eve Protest at LAX

Coalition Announces 1,000+ Person Action on Thanksgiving Eve to Protest LAX Contractor’s Violation of City’s Living Wage Law and Elimination of Affordable Health Care for Workers

LA Labor Fed, USWW and Community Leaders to Present March Route & Rally Logistics

Los Angeles, CA | Airport workers, along with Maria Elena Durazo, UFCW Local 770 Secretary/Treasurer John Grant, SEIU USWW’s Mike Garcia and other labor and community leaders, will announce plans to march on LAX on November 21, 2012. The Century Progress March, on the busiest traveling day of …

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LAX Workers Demand Cancelation of Aviation Safeguards Contract — Alert Community of Massive Action the Day Before Thanksgiving

Los Angeles | Today, over 200 airport workers appeared before the City Council to alert City Council that the escalating dispute at the airport has reached a point where workers have no choice but to look towards major work actions during the holiday season.

Workers have requested that the City pull Aviation Safeguards’ license from operating at the airport.  In a year long battle AVSG has rejected all efforts to resolve this labor dispute.

AVSG – a passenger service provider at LAX …

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