Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport have announced that they’re going on a 24-hour strike from Wednesday evening until Thursday evening. They’ll be joined by workers in Chicago, Boston, New York, Newark and Fort Lauderdale at airports that collectively serve 393 million passengers per year.
The workers are subcontractors from the 32BJ SEIU union. The group includes line queue, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and other passenger-service workers employed by three airline service contractors—Prospect, PrimeFlight and McGinn Security. They’re protesting “low wages, poor treatment and unfair labor practices,” according to a union press release. Read more »