National Airport cleaners have authorized a strike against their employer, MBS, a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) contractor. The workers say they’ll walk off the job if necessary to protest a lack of affordable health care and income that doesn’t keep up with MWAA’s living wage. "Working families are enduring enough financial pain as a result of the dysfunction in Washington," said Jaime Contreras, Vice President at 32BJ SEIU, which represents the workers. "MWAA and their contractors should be functioning at a higher level than Congress by being part of the solution, not the problem." MBS is based in Washington, D.C. with more than 250 terminal cleaners at National Airport.
photo: at the 11/29/2016 airport worker rally at National Airport; photo by Chris Garlock