Low-wage airport workers will give away FREE coloring books + crayons to young Sea-Tac travelers on the busiest day of the holiday season

 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***Contacts: Thea Levkovitz, Thea@workingwa.org

When:  December 20, 2012, 6 AM — one of the busiest travel day of the holiday season according to the Port of Seattle

Where:   Sea-Tac Airport, Skybridge 6

What:  Dressed in Santa hats, airport workers and community supporters hand out free airport coloring books and crayons

On Thursday, December 20th — one of the busiest travel day of the holiday season — airport workers and their community supporters will hand out free “Who Makes our Airport Work” coloring books and crayons to kids and their parents at Sea-Tac Airport. So instead of asking “are we there yet,” kids can enjoy drawings, puzzles, and games that feature  the cabin cleaners, fuelers, baggage handlers, taxi drivers and wheelchair agents who make Sea-Tac work, through drawings, puzzles and games. The coloring book is also available online here. http://bit.ly/airportcoloringbook

The Sea-Tac Airport Activity Book includes a connect-the-dots wheelchair agent, a fueler maze, a good-jobs word find, and other pages that help tell the real story of Sea-Tac – a first class-airport with thousands of poverty-class jobs. Many of these low-wage workers recently filed 140+ pages of complaints that has prompted a mass investigation by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries into serious health and safety issues involving these same workers.

Along with the coloring book, Working Washington is sponsoring a coloring contest. Kids can submit their drawings and the best ones will be posted on the organization’s website for all to see.

For additional information and to submit contest entries:  http://www.itsOURairport.org

Working Washington, a Washington based non-profit coalition of individuals, neighborhood associations, immigrant groups, civil rights organizations, people of faith, and labor united for good jobs and a fair economy.