To: METROPOLITAN AIRPORTS COMMISSION

Help Us Change MSP Airport: Dignified Jobs Not Poverty Wages

Help Us Change MSP Airport: Dignified Jobs Not Poverty Wages

Delta Airlines made a record $2.7 billion in profit last year, while the workers who serve passengers with disabilities and elderly passengers are paid poverty wages with no benefits, poor training, and little support. We take pride in our work, doing important jobs like providing wheelchair and electric cart service to passengers with disabilities and senior passengers and cleaning the insides of the planes, yet we are often under-staffed and paid poverty wages with no benefits, sick time, proper training, or support. All jobs at the airport should pay enough for workers to support themselves and their families with dignity, without having to rely on taxpayer-funded assistance programs. Workers, leaders in the disability rights community and community allies are all calling on the MAC to make an airport that works for ALL of us, not just Delta. Join us!

Why is this important?

The MAC’s goal is to provide travelers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport “the best airport experience in North America,” and we are the workers who make that experience possible. We take pride in our work, doing important jobs like providing wheelchair and electric cart service to passengers with disabilities and senior passengers, yet we are struggling to survive on poverty wages with no benefits and little training or support.

We are calling on the MAC to ensure the workers who provide essential services for rich corporations like Delta are allowed to form a union so they are can get proper training, increase staffing levels, and get paid a living wage and benefits. Please join with us in our fight to end poverty wages at MSP so we can make it an Airport that Works for ALL of Us.


Reasons for signing

  • The people who actually do the work should receive a respectful wage and benefits.
  • Because in Philadelphia we just won on election day to raise the minimum wage for the airport workers to $10.88 with 78% of the voting population. So I want to help spread the wealth to other airports and jobs around the country.
  • I work at a grocery store I would like to make more money I support the airport workers

Updates

2014-06-17 13:23:08 -0400

500 signatures reached

2014-06-16 17:49:11 -0400

100 signatures reached

2014-06-16 17:36:18 -0400

50 signatures reached

2014-06-11 13:29:17 -0400

25 signatures reached

2014-06-10 20:46:36 -0400

10 signatures reached