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Airport workers in Philadelphia will hold strike during the DNC

Posted on July 13, 2016 12:08 pm under Overtime Law and Minimum Wage Violations

Workers at the Philadelphia International Airport, including baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, and airplane cleaners, have voted nearly unanimously in favor to strike during the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

The vote was 461 to 5, out of 500 voters and took place on Tuesday, July 12. Around 1,000 employees are currently working for subcontractors for the airlines and they are seeking better scheduling, more definitive sick pay terms, a predictable disciplinary system, and the right to unionize. Area Vice President Gabe Morgan claims that past years of protest have resulted in wage increases to $12 an hour and they have been working to be able to unionize. There is no date set for the strike, according to Morgan, but the convention runs from July 25 to the 28.

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