Florida Airport Workers Fight for Respect and Justice

More than 1,500 workers provide crucial passenger, ramp, and cargo services at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. These airport workers provide crucial assistance to the traveling public, yet they are subjected to unconscionably low wages with unaffordable health care and a lack of employment benefits such as paid sick days. The workers are rallying, marching and organizing for fair wages, affordable benefits and respect.

FLL Workers Win Living Wage!

On October 13 2015, the Broward County Commission voted to include subcontracted airport workers in the County's LIving Wage Ordinance, giving almost 2,000 workers a well-deserved raise. Si Se Pudo! Yes We Did!

Over 39 private contractors–employing more than 1,500 workers– provide crucial passenger, ramp, and cargo services at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. These services include non-TSA security officers, cabin and terminal cleaners, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers, sky caps, gate agents, fuelers, and other cargo and ramp workers.

Given the critical infrastructure nature of the airports, every service worker’s job has a security implication. These airport workers provide crucial assistance to the traveling public, such as the safe and reliable wheelchair assistance for disabled and infirm passengers.. Yet, these workers are subjected to unconscionably low wages with unaffordable health care and a lack of employment benefits such as paid sick days. The workers are rallying, marching and organizing for fair wages, affordable benefits and respect.

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Over 39 private contractors–employing more than 1,500 workers– provide crucial passenger, ramp, and cargo services at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. These services include non-TSA security officers, cabin and terminal cleaners, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers, sky caps, gate agents, fuelers, and other cargo and ramp workers.

Given the critical infrastructure nature of the airports, every service worker’s job has a security implication. These airport workers provide crucial assistance to the traveling public, such as the safe and reliable wheelchair assistance for disabled and infirm passengers.. Yet, these workers are subjected to unconscionably low wages with unaffordable health care and a lack of employment benefits such as paid sick days. The workers are rallying, marching and organizing for fair wages, affordable benefits and respect.

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