We are Airport Workers United
We are cabin cleaners, ramp workers, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, terminal cleaners, security officers, skycaps, and passenger service workers.
For too long, big corporations like United Airlines have rigged the economy to boost their profits at the expense of our jobs and our safety. We are coming together to exercise our freedom to form a union and to restore wages and standards pushed down by airlines outsourcing jobs to a patchwork of low-road contractors.
Contracted airport workers—the majority of whom are immigrants and people of color—helped generate $13.5 billion in profits for US passenger airlines in 2016 , but we are paid so little that we can’t make ends meet. Many of us are forced to rely on public assistance for our basic needs, even while we work full-time jobs. This means that taxpayers—who have already invested billions in airport subsidies —are also asked to make up the difference when our employers choose wages and benefits that fall short.
Since our movement began, more than 110,000 airport workers across the country have won wage increases or other improvements and 22,000 have won unions with SEIU .
We won’t stop until we win at least $15 an hour and union rights for all airport workers, so that we can all provide for our families and provide better service for the hundreds of millions of passengers we serve. Join us!