Workers protest over bullying anti-union tactics
As vacation goers prepare to fly to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) for Labor Day Weekend, airport workers rallied and marched outside Broward County Government Building with FLL airport workers, Congressman Alcee Hastings and other electeds, and community supporters onTuesday morning to protest repeat labor violations by airline contractors, G2 Secure Staff and Eulen America, that are preventing employees from organizing to improve poverty wages and poor working conditions.
Both companies, which service Spirit, Southwest, American Airlines, JetBlue, and others, are currently under federal investigation by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for violating workers’ rights.
The strike coincided with a rally outside the Broward County Commissioners Meeting in the afternoon. Congressman Alcee Hastings, workers, and supporters demanded commissioners finally close the loophole in the County’s Living Wage Ordinance, which allows contractors to maximize their profits by cutting costs on the backs of their workers.