We are cabin cleaners, ramp workers, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, terminal cleaners, security officers, skycaps, and passenger service workers joining together for a $15 minimum wage and union rights! Since our movement began, nearly 120,000 airport workers across the country have won wage increases or other improvements and 30,000 have won unions with SEIU!
We are joining together because airport workers are working longer hours for lower wages, as greedy airlines rig the rules against us. We are coming together –white, Black and brown– to exercise our freedom to form a union so we can provide for our families and live a good life.
Contracted airport workers—the majority of whom are immigrants and people of color—help generate billions in profits for airlines, 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.
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!