We are baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, wheelchair attendants, janitors, security officers, and other contracted airport workers. We are proving that when we call on elected officials to hold airlines accountable to us – the people who make our airports run safely and smoothly – we win good union jobs every time.
But thousands of airport workers are still struggling because the multi-billion-dollar airline industry has rigged the rules against us.
Airport jobs used to provide a decent living until greedy airlines outsourced those jobs to companies that often cut corners on wages, benefits, and safety. The jobs that took the biggest hit are the ones primarily done by people of color and immigrants.
It’s that very group that is stepping up to stop the airlines’ race to the bottom, improving airport jobs for everyone. We will keep speaking out until we win Unions for All so everyone can thrive – white, Black, and brown, native-born and newcomer.