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Phoenix Airport Workers Rally for Living Wage

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Katya Schwenk
Airport workers in Phoenix rallied on December 8 to demand higher wages and better working conditions.
On December 8, the sound of bullhorns cut through the holiday travel buzz at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

"Whose airport?" "Our airport!" The chants echoed from a small gathering of airport service workers and organizers with the Service Employees International Union outside Terminal 4.

The event was held in solidarity with ongoing strikes by airport service workers in Chicago, Boston and Newark who are demanding better working conditions, according to organizers. Employees in Phoenix and a dozen other cities across the U.S. rallied on Thursday to support the strikes and pressure lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to pass a bill that would raise wages and improve conditions for airport service workers.

Read our full coverage of the rally.