Local political leaders, clergy and community supporters marched and rallied from DC to Virginia yesterday as they called on JetBlue to hold contractor Huntleigh USA to the same high standards it sets for itself. “JetBlue touts integrity and humanity as core values of the company,” said Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin as over 100 community supporters and contracted airport workers rallied inside National Airport yesterday afternoon. “These core values must extend beyond their clientele to the contracted airport workers they employ who have spent years fighting for livable wages and to end harassment and intimidation,” said Ebbin. “I urge JetBlue to hold true to its values and require its contractors to treat airport workers with fairness and humanity. These workers should be focused on keeping passengers and airports safe, rather than worrying that they’ll be fired at any time without cause.” Earlier, DC clergy and community allies joined airport workers in a downtown DC march on JetBlue’s offices to deliver the same demands. SEIU 32BJ is urging supporters to call 1-866-318-7453 and “Tell JetBlue its contractor Huntleigh needs to treat DCA workers right”; wait until the end of the message then hit option 2.
DC LABORFest 2021