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Our Stories: Walter Thomas

June 13, 2022

Walter Thomas is a security guard at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). He has worked at the airport for 10 years, ensuring that the airport’s hangars and warehouses are safe and secure.

Our Stories: Walter Thomas

Our Stories: Joseph Lammons

May 10, 2022

Joseph Lammons is a Cabin Cleaner at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). He enjoys his job and ensuring that passengers have a safe and clean airplane for their travels.

Our Stories: Joseph Lammons

Our Stories: Sophia Harris

May 9, 2022

Sophia Harris is a Cargo Building Clerk at JFK. Sophia is originally from Jamaica and immigrated to the United States in 2017.

Our Stories: Sophia Harris

Policy: Good Jobs, Good Airports Pledge

May 5, 2022

Airports belong to all of us. They are part of our cities and communities.

Policy: Good Jobs, Good Airports Pledge

Airport workers ramp up pressure for a living wage and union rights

April 8, 2022

From baggage handlers to wheelchair attendants, jobs – often outsourced – offer low pay, few benefits and vary wildly by city. By Michael Sainato, The Guardian

 Airport workers ramp up pressure for a living wage and union rights

As cost of living soars, contract workers pressure American Airlines and others for higher pay

April 4, 2022

Members of the Service Employees International Union and Airport Workers United chant in front of the American Airlines CR Smith Museum on March 30. Workers such as wheelchair attendants and curbside porters are contracted by airlines. By Seth Bodine, Fort Worth Report

As cost of living soars, contract workers pressure American Airlines and others for higher pay

Airport workers protest low wages across 20 US cities

March 30, 2022

Airline workers from American, Delta, and United Airlines wrote in an open letter to the CEOs of the three airlines, workers said it was time to stop treating the essential workers at airports as disposable. By Misty Severi, The Washington Examiner

Airport workers protest low wages across 20 US cities

Airport Workers Protest Across US Demanding 'Living Wage' and Right to Union

March 30, 2022

Contracted airport workers—including baggage handlers, cabin cleaners, security officers, and wheelchair agents—in more than 20 U.S. cities staged coordinated demonstrations Wednesday to call for higher wages, better benefits, and the right to unionize. By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams

Airport Workers Protest Across US Demanding 'Living Wage' and Right to Union

Airport Workers Rally For Better Pay, Working Conditions Nationwide

March 30, 2022

Hundreds of airport workers — wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and more — protested in over a dozen cities, from Dallas to Chicago. By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post

Airport Workers Rally For Better Pay, Working Conditions Nationwide

Contracted airport workers to hold nationwide protests over low wages

March 30, 2022

Contracted airport workers are protesting in 20 U.S. cities to demand higher wages on Wednesday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced. By Monique Beals, The Hill

Contracted airport workers to hold nationwide protests over low wages

As America returns to work, child care remains a serious obstacle

March 21, 2022

After two years of remote work, it’s an adjustment for many. But for parents, they must also cope with an already-insufficient child care system decimated by the pandemic. By Eleanor Mueller, Politico

As America returns to work, child care remains a serious obstacle

Time for an Antitrust Review of American and Alaska’s West Coast Alliance

March 8, 2022

American Airlines’ alliance with JetBlue is now the subject of a lawsuit by the US Department of Justice and Attorneys General from six states and the District of Columbia.

Time for an Antitrust Review of American and Alaska’s West Coast Alliance

DOJ Challenges American Airlines-JetBlue Northeast Alliance

October 4, 2021

Pressure Had Been Building in Recent Months as Consumer Groups, Antitrust organizations and SEIU filed comments calling for a full review

DOJ Challenges American Airlines-JetBlue Northeast Alliance

NEW REPORT: Not Ready For Take Off: How US Airlines Took Billions in Aid While Creating an Increasingly Fissured, Unstable Industry

October 4, 2021

U.S. airlines responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with decisions about staffing that continue misguided tensions with workers who serve airline travelers.

NEW REPORT: Not Ready For Take Off: How US Airlines Took Billions in Aid While Creating an Increasingly Fissured, Unstable Industry