Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Workers Hold Protest; Delays Not Expected

By Chris Joseph, Broward Palm Beach News Times

Fort Lauderdale Airport service workers gathered for what they called a peaceful “Thanksgiving Prayer” rally and protest to demand just compensation.

Put together by property services union SEIU 32BJ, the protest saw roughly 80 people, including baggage handlers, cleaners, community supporters, and clergy, gather outside Departure-Terminal 1 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 11 a.m. Monday morning.

The protest, which also included several employees from Spirit Airlines, is the first of what the group hopes will be the starting point for many more to come.

Thanksgiving week — the busiest travel week of the year — was the place to kick things off in an effort to change airport workers’ low wages and poor working conditions.

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