A longtime skycap for Delta Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma Airport appeared in an ad pushing for living-wage jobs for airport workers. The ad was produced by Working Washington, a coalition pushing for fair wages and benefits, and highlighted the low pay that workers tasked with keeping air travel clean and pleasant receive. Contract workers at that airport receive an average of $9.70 an hour. In a move that we’re sure is entirely coincidental, only three workers weren’t hired by the new contractor when Delta switched to a new one recently. The man who appeared in the ad is one of them.
Got that, America? Dare to suggest that maybe people with your job shouldn’t live in poverty, and suddenly there’s no place for you at that job after 31 years.
Delta Contractor Lays Off Skycap Featured in Ad Campaign Demanding “Good Jobs” at Sea-Tac [Slog] (Thanks, Mary!)
Low wage Sea-Tac workers fighting for better pay [It’s Our Airport]