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U.S. Airport Workers Hold Protests Nationwide, Demanding Better Pay and Labor Rights

HeadlineApr 01, 2022

In Georgia, workers who clean the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta have won pay increases after over a decade demanding higher wages. Their victory came as airline workers held demonstrations around the country on Thursday. Sadia Bultum, a janitor who joined protests at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said she and her co-workers feared for their safety on the frontlines of the pandemic even as the airline industry got a federal bailout.

Sadia Bultum: “We were risking our health and that of our families every day, yet it was the airlines who were given billions during COVID. If it were not for us airport workers, the economy would not be running today.”

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