Tag Archive: fairness

Customers turn away from Subway – in support of striking worker

“I’ll be honest, I love Subway’s sandwiches,” said Michelle standing outside of the 8th and Olive Subway holding her umbrella. “I eat there all the time, but not anymore. I can’t believe they fired a striking worker. That’s wrong.” She wasn’t alone. Customers going to downtown Subways during the all important lunch rush were confronted…

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…

Broken fuel trucks? Vacuum cleaners on fire? Alaska Airlines- contracted workers deserve to work in a safer place.

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Originally posted on itsourairport.org By Nate Jackson Sifredo Flores, a Fueler at Sea-Tac airport, pulls up his sunglasses and starts telling the on-duty manager of Alaska Airlines why he and 25 other community members came out to talk. “I’m a fueler. I work hard, but ASIG doesn’t have any respect for us,” he said. “We…