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Airport Workers in Florida and Nationwide Risk Arrest on MLK Day

(MIAMI)— In commemoration of Martin Luther King Day, low-wage airport service workers from South Florida, DC, and NYC will join with workers and allies in 10 major cities— including Boston, Chicago, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Miami, Washington, DC, Seattle, and Portland— in a large-scale national civil disobedience action. The workers are protesting the gross injustices …

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Commissioner Ken Russell & Striking Janitors Protest Pay Discrimination, Poverty Wages; Announce own Cleancoin “Cryptocurrency” Because Janitors are Undervalued

Janitors on strike against Coastal Building Maintenance say employers need to “invest” in their workers. New survey finds 87% of Miami cleaners struggle to pay for food, 0% have paid sick days, and 72% did not have adequate PPE during the pandemic WHAT:  Striking janitors, employed by Coastal Building Maintenance (CBM), launch their own “cryptocurrency”—Cleancoin—to …

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Outrage as Miami Dade Commissioners Kill Paid Sick Leave for Contracted Security Officers and Janitors—IN A PANDEMIC

(Miami, FL) The following comments can be attributed to Helene O’Brien, Florida Director for 32BJ SEIU, the union that represents County contracted security officers and other property service workers: “Today’s decision by the Miami Dade County’s Policy Committee to reject paid sick days for contracted workers, including essential security officers and janitors, shows a blatant …

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Representative Shalala Demands Protections for Janitors, Security Officers, and other Essential Workers in Next Bailout

58 members of 32BJ SEIU, including a Fort Lauderdale wheelchair worker, have passed away due to COVID-19 (Miami, FL) – US Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27) joined janitors, security officers, and airport workers on a press call Tuesday, April 28, to demand that the next bailout package include protections for the essential property service workers that …

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Outrage as Miami & Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers Get Laid Off, While Airlines Ask Taxpayers for $60 Billion Bailout

*Versión en español sigue Outrage as Miami & Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers Get Laid Off, While Airlines Ask Taxpayers for $60 Billion Bailout   Senate introduces bailout package that leaves out tens of thousands of wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, security agents and other contracted workers   (Miami, FL) On the heels of massive layoffs …

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Airlines on Verge of Getting $58 Billion Bailout Following Mass Layoffs of at Miami and Fort Lauderdale Airports

Senate introduces bailout package that leaves out tens of thousands of wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners, baggage handlers, security agents and other contracted workers   (Miami, FL) On the heels of massive layoffs this week at the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports, the Senate introduced today a bailout package that includes more than $58 billion in the …

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NEW REPORT SHOWS MIAMI OFFICE JANITORS LOWEST PAID IN ALL MAJOR US CITIES

Miami’s billion-dollar commercial real estate industry ranks 12th in the US, but 57% of office janitors live below or near poverty, 69% are rent burdened, 33% rely on government programs like SNAP   (Miami, FL) A new report released by 32BJ SEIU and the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge (CNK) shows office cleaners in Miami are …

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EULEN AIRPORT WORKERS AT MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE, JFK AND REAGAN NATIONAL GO ON STRIKE

SENATOR CORY BOOKER, MAYORS CARMEN YULIN CRUZ AND BILL DE BLASIO TO JOIN PICKET LINE Baggage Handlers, Ramp Workers, Cargo Workers and Others Who Service American Airlines and Delta Flights Walk off the Job to Join Four-City Strike (MIAMI) – Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will join striking …

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FOLLOWING EXPLOSIVE CBS EXPOSE ON HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AT MIAMI AIRPORT, FL LAWMAKERS DEMAND AIRLINES TAKE ACTION

Representative Shalala to hold roundtable to investigate reports of broken-down airport vehicles with no brakes, roach infestations, not enough time to adequately clean plane cabins. Airport workers say they are retaliated against for speaking out against inhumane conditions WHO: Representatives Donna Shalala (D- 27th District) and Frederica Wilson (D-24th District), Miami Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins (District 5), Miami, …

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Chris King, Congressman Soto, FL Senator Torres, FL Rep Mercado & Disney Workers Join Orlando Airport Workers to Protest Poverty Wages

WHAT: Rally for a $15 an hour living wage for Orlando airport workers and release of report showing MCO workers are earning poverty wages. WHO: Chris King, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Congressman Darren Soto, FL Senator Victor Torres, FL Representative Amy Mercado, wheelchair attendants, security agents, baggage handlers, and other airport workers, Disney workers, and …

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