airlines, and contractors worked together to launch ground-breaking programs that gave workers the right to form a union, improved pay, and raised training standards--drastically reducing turnover and improving security.
"There is a lot we can do when the whole workforce has roles detailed in the emergency response playbook, but we need a larger bench," says June Kailes, Associate Director of the Center for Disability and Health Policy . "This is not just the right thing to do--it is imperative that we do it. Our health, our safety, and our lives will depend on it."
Contracted airport workers around the country are coming together in Airport Workers United, a movement of employees and their supporters raising their voices for $15 an hour and union rights to make our airports safe and secure for passengers, employees and our communities. By sticking together, speaking out, and going on strike, airport workers have won wage increases in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, Minneapolis, Boston, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Since our movement began, 23,000 workers have joined SEIU and more than 118,000 have received wage increases or other improvements, including healthcare, paid sick leave and worker retention policies.
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