After Many Years of Organizing, MSP Airport Workers Win Recognition of Union

Air Serv workers’ huge victory at MSP part of national campaign raising standards in our airports

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) – After years of organizing, including many landmark victories along the way, hundreds of workers employed by Delta subcontractor AirServ have won recognition of their union with Service Employees International Union, Local 26. They include baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, cart drivers, wheelchair agents, unaccompanied minor escorts and lavatory and water service fillers.

“I couldn’t be happier than I am today,” said cart driver Abdi Ali, a father …

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Sea-Tac Airport Workers Win Recognition of their Union

Victory builds on string of successes in airport workers’ Fight for $15 and union rights

SEATTLE—The first airport workers in the country to win a $15 minimum wage are now the latest to declare victory in the fight for union rights. Hundreds of baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, cart drivers, wheelchair agents, unaccompanied minor escorts and lavatory and water service fillers have won recognition of their union with the Service Employees International Union Local 6 at Sea-Tac.

Pioneers in the Fight for $15, Sea-Tac workers are now part …

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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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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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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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Statement on Washington Supreme Court’s decision regarding SeaTac’s minimum wage law

Valarie Long, Executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union, issued the statement below Thursday following the Washington Supreme Court’s decision regarding SeaTac’s minimum wage law.

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In Groundbreaking Appointment, Airport Worker Becomes First Somali-American To Serve On Metropolitan Airports Commission

In Groundbreaking Appointment, Airport Worker Becomes First Somali-American To Serve On Metropolitan Airports Commission

On Monday, February 9th, Governor Dayton announced his latest appointments to the 14 member Metropolitan Airports Commission. One of the two new Commissioners selected was Ibrahim Mohamed from Rosemount, a cart driver who works for Delta sub-contractor AirServ and has been employed at the airport for 11 years. Mohamed will be the first Somali-American to serve on the MAC and will be the only current airport employee.

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