Four people were arrested outside of Alaska Airlines Headquarters over the airlines continued attempts to rob the $15 minimum wage from SeaTac: Socrates Bravo, a Sea-Tac Airport worker; Reverend John Helmiere, Valley & Mountain Church; Kadra Osman, a former Sea-Tac Airport worker; and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
It’s official. Workers at Bags, who serve Alaska Airlines customers, at Sea-Tac Airport celebrated as the votes were counted in a Union election. We won!
We won this union even though Alaska Airlines and Bags Inc. tried to stand in our way. Continue reading
Healthcare experts held trainings this week for Sea-Tac workers on best practices for infection control to ensure the health & safety of everyone who works at our airport, or travels through it. Continue reading
(Originally posted here) By Keiana Greene-Page
PHOTO: Mayor Ed Murray, Sea-Tac airport worker Socrates Bravo.
“Please take what we did in Seattle and export it across the country,” Seattle Mayor Ed Murray told a crowd Wednesday during a panel discussion on the minimum wage at the Center for American Progress.
Also speaking at the CAP event was SeaTac Airport worker Socrates Bravo. He says the national minimum wage debate is about more than finances; it’s about families. Continue reading
“We’ve waited six months for this,” Reverend Jan Bolerjack said into the gathered TV cameras on the steps of the capitol building in Olympia. “Sea-Tac Airport workers need the $15 they fought for. There is no reason they should be working full time and still have to come to my church and use our food bank. Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle need to do the right thing.”
Last November, airport workers pushed for and won a $15 minimum wage at Sea-Tac Airport. Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle sued blocking over $15 MILLION in wages for 4700 families. On June 26th the Washington State Supreme Court was hearing final arguments in the $15 for SeaTac case —and we were out in force to show our support for airport workers getting the wages they deserve.
“This isn’t just about Sea-Tac Airport,” said Tina Cummins a PDX worker who came up for the hearing. “We in PDX support you. We all deserve living wages and that’s why I came here today.” Continue reading