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Video: Low wage workers at Sea-Tac fight for fair wages and safety

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(Originally posted on our Tumblr page: workingwa.tumblr.com) Behind a giant banner simply reading “UNION!” poverty-wage airport workers, faith leaders and community members marched down Pacific Avenue towards Alaska Airlines Global HQ. Reverend John Helmiere of Valley and Mountain United Methodist Church, wearing the white collar of his faith, glanced over at the over-sized letter informing…

Poverty Wage Workers March On Alaska Airlines

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Behind a giant banner simply reading “UNION!” poverty-wage airport workers, faith leaders and community members marched down Pacific Avenue towards Alaska Airlines Global HQ. Reverend John Helmiere of Valley and Mountain United Methodist Church, wearing the white collar of his faith, glanced over at the over-sized letter informing the airline that these workers have formed…

Alaska Airlines announces record 2012 profits – but Sea-Tac workers are stuck in poverty-wage jobs

*For Immediate Release, January 24, 2013 Contact: Thea Levkovitz, thea@workingwa.org Today (Thursday, Jan. 24) Alaska Airlines reported profits of $316 million in 2012. This represents a 3rd consecutive year of record profits for the SeaTac-based company. But meanwhile, poverty wages continue for the Sea-Tac baggage handlers, fuelers, passenger service workers, and cabin cleaners who work…