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Our Stories: Linda Ressler

May 17, 2024

I work the overnight shift to ensure that planes are clean and secure for passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Last summer, during the scorching Arizona heatwave, I would often clean planes with the air conditioning turned off and without access to water

Our Stories: Linda Ressler

Our Stories: Katie Otten

May 16, 2024

I work at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the south and one of the most profitable airports for American Airlines. I work hard cleaning American Airlines cabins and making sure they are free from weapons or other hazards, but I’m just not paid enough to get by in Charlotte.

Our Stories: Katie Otten

Our Stories: Kwaku Agyeman

May 16, 2024

I’m a people person and love to help others. That’s why I love my job as a wheelchair agent at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. But the current working conditions and low pay are leading to high turnover.

Our Stories: Kwaku Agyeman

Our Stories: Cecilia Ortiz

May 16, 2024

I love my job helping passengers with disabilities travel through the airport. But it can be hard when greedy airlines like American put their bottom line and profits above everything. That’s why I united with my coworkers at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to form a union

Our Stories: Cecilia Ortiz

Risk: American Airlines’ Environmental and Lobbying Misalignment Could Impact Shareholders, Workers, and the Environment

April 22, 2024

This report identifies areas of misalignment between American Airlines’ environmental statements and related lobbying, human rights and safety commitments, and the company’s actual practices.

Risk: American Airlines’ Environmental and Lobbying Misalignment Could Impact Shareholders, Workers, and the Environment

Our Stories: Rio Bryant

March 29, 2023

Earlier this month, I stood alongside my fellow airport service workers, union leaders and members of Congress at the reintroduction of the Good Jobs for Good Airports Act. I was so proud to be there, sharing my story in front of the Capitol and demanding better for our jobs and for air travel.

Our Stories: Rio Bryant

Good Jobs for Good Airports Act Overview

March 21, 2023

Airports should and can be strong, vibrant drivers of good jobs in every part of our country, the Good Jobs for Good Airports Act of 2023, is central to that mission and our nation’s future prosperity.

Good Jobs for Good Airports Act Overview

Better pay for airport workers would make flying less terrible, advocates say

March 13, 2023

Thursday morning, Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) are set to reintroduce the “Good Jobs for Good Airports Act," which would establish minimum wage and benefit standards for these workers.

Better pay for airport workers would make flying less terrible, advocates say

Airport Service Workers Unite with Members of Congress to Reintroduce ‘Good Jobs for Good Airports Act,’ Demand Solutions to Industry Crisis

March 13, 2023

Workers double down on calls to stabilize nation’s air travel system, empower airport service workers within FAA Reauthorization - Bill reintroduced following days of worker-centered activity in DC, including Senate HELP Committee hearing on union busting, airport service worker rally at DCA

Airport Service Workers Unite with Members of Congress to Reintroduce ‘Good Jobs for Good Airports Act,’ Demand Solutions to Industry Crisis

SEIU’s Henry: Workers Need Phil Washington's Bold Leadership to Shore Up Aviation Industry in Crisis

March 3, 2023

SEIU’s Henry: Workers Need Phil Washington's Bold Leadership to Shore Up Aviation Industry in Crisis

Good Jobs for Good Airports Act – 2023 FAA Reauthorization Proposal

February 26, 2023

Letter to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation from Service Employees International Union (SEIU), UNITE HERE (UH) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) urging the Senate to include Good Jobs for Good Airports Act as part of the upcoming 2023 FAA Reauthorization

Good Jobs for Good Airports Act – 2023 FAA Reauthorization Proposal

Our Stories: Dejohnne Lacy

February 10, 2023

This Sunday, tens of thousands of people will descend into the Phoenix area for Super Bowl LVII. For those flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, I’ll be there when you land, providing wheelchair assistance to passengers who need help accessing the airport and helping make sure passengers get to where they are going.

Our Stories: Dejohnne Lacy

A Texas airport worker says she dealt with lines of crying passengers and around 70 items of lost luggage every day during the holiday period

January 31, 2023

A baggage handler at Dallas Fort Worth Airport said she had to grapple with crying passengers and mountains of lost luggage every day over the holiday period. By Kate Duffy, Business Insider.

A Texas airport worker says she dealt with lines of crying passengers and around 70 items of lost luggage every day during the holiday period

I have 10 minutes to clean a plane before passengers board. Here’s why the holidays’ air travel chaos was entirely avoidable

January 18, 2023

Air travelers are still reeling from the impacts of a busy and chaotic holiday travel week. From thousands of canceled Southwest Airlines flights to painful delays due to inclement weather–they’re not the only ones left frustrated. By Verna Montalvo, Fortune (op-ed)

I have 10 minutes to clean a plane before passengers board. Here’s why the holidays’ air travel chaos was entirely avoidable