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VIDEO: Organizing Takes Flight

September 05, 2013 By Joe Sheeran, Communications Director

One set of workers at the airport make a living wage, have benefits, and paid time off. The other set make near minimum wage, have no paid time off and company health care benefits are too expensive. What's the difference, virtually nothing except their employer and their union status. Now, non-union workers at the airport who clean planes and transport passengers for airline subcontractors are organizing to get the same job protections and wages as their counterparts employed by other companies doing business at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.


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  • dsreisi says:

    September 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    The airport service workers, especially those who help passengers with disabilities, work very hard to make travel safe and comfortable for those who need assistance. We need trained, caring and experienced people to do this work, and they should allow them to support themselves and their families. The airlines and their contractors need to recognize the need to treat these employees with respect and adequate pay, training and supplies, especially as they become more experienced.