Workers at Seven Airports Strike for $15 Hourly Wage

Workers at Chicago O’Hare, New York’s John F. Kennedy and La Guardia, Newark, Fort Lauderdale and Boston’s Logan airports went on strike this week as they demand a wage of at least $15 per hour.

The strike began Wednesday evening and carried into Thursday. It was organized by members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a group that represents two million workers. Earlier this week, the union endorsed Hilary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president.

“When we stand together to improve our livelihoods, we deserve respect,” SEIU tweeted with the hashtags “Poverty Doesn’t Fly” and “Strike 4 Families.”

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