Raising the standard for good working conditions is like a chain reaction. More people will see their work life can be better.

~ Clara Vargas, 32BJ Member, Florida

Airport Workers Take a Stand for Good Jobs

Thousands of workers at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty, Philadelphia International and the Fort Lauderdale airports are uniting in the fight to raise their pay, benefit and training standards. Many essential passenger services like security, screening, baggage handling, and cabin cleaning are subcontracted out to contractors that often pay wages that keep workers in perpetual poverty, provide very limited training and opportunity for advancement.


Latest Campaign Updates

Thousands of Local Airport Workers Making Minimum Wage with No Benefits
January 21st, 2014

There was a time when an airport job guaranteed a middle-class life.

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Press Release
Airport Workers Protest Poverty Wages For Contracted Workers At Airlines’ Shareholders Meeting
July 11th, 2013

U.S. Airways executive pay is skyrocketing while passenger service workers remain mired in poverty wages, say over a hundred low-wage airport workers and supporters who held a raucous Midtown Manhattan rally Friday outside the airline’s shareholders meeting.

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