Airport Workers Say Federal Funding Should Come with Wage and Benefit Assurances, Some in Congress Agree

Oct. 7, 2021

“It makes no sense for us to ask taxpayers to foot the bill to save airports and airlines but not to save the families that are working there.’ – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

Donielle Prophete, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3645, spoke at an Oct. 7 virtual roundtable. Airport service workers from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), CWA and UNITE HERE raised alarms about the impact low wages and inequity have on the nation’s aviation system. The roundtable discussion also included members of the House and Senate appropriations committees.
Donielle Prophete, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3645, spoke at an Oct. 7 virtual roundtable. Airport service workers from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), CWA and UNITE HERE raised alarms about the impact low wages and inequity have on the nation’s aviation system. The roundtable discussion also included members of the House and Senate appropriations committees.

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