SEIU: Workers at U.S. Airports to Join First-Ever Global Day of Action in Protest of Poverty Wages Amidst Record Airlines' Profits
New research report finds global airline industry has created a race to the bottom that is putting airport workers, airport safety, and the quality of services for passengers under pressure
As corporate executives of the world's airlines gather in Dublin on June 1-2, 2016 for the International Air Transport Association's annual general meeting and World Air Transport Summit, airline passengers around the world on June 1st will be met by airport workers protesting poverty wages amid a report projecting industry profits of $36 billion in 2016. Workers will engage in the first-ever airport workers global day of action to draw attention to the fact that while the airline industry is making record profits, the airport service workers who make such profits possible are being underpaid, overworked, and overlooked.