Wearing purple T-shirts that read “Fighting for $15 and union rights at the airport,” about 200 airport workers from across the country rallied at National Airport on Wednesday afternoon for better wages and benefits. The event kicked off efforts by SEIU 32BJ to win better wages and benefits for the contract workers who keep the airport running– the wheelchair attendants, janitors, cabin cleaners and baggage handlers– and earn as little as $6.75 an hour. The rally was part of a nationwide campaign for a $15 minimum wage for airport workers.
- report/photo by Luz Lazo, The Washington Post
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