Airport workers with SEIU Local 32BJ will rally and march today to demand a living wage (see Calendar). They're also mounting a social media campaign aimed at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), which has the power to force contractors to pay their workers $15 an hour. "Every worker, including the workers at DCA, deserves to earn a wage they can live off – and that’s $15," the union says. They're urging supporters to share airport worker Charlie Wells' story on Facebook and on Twitter. Wells (right), who was profiled in the Washington Post last week, has spent years living in a homeless shelter and has slept at the airport because he hasn’t been paid enough to live in the DC area. "The more people who are aware of Charlie’s story, the likelier MWAA is to ensure contracted workers like him receive the $15 wage they deserve!" says Local 32BJ. photos: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post
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