PHL Airport Contract Workers Demand Prompt 'Living Wage' AdjustmentThe airport workers were unhappy because the mayor's executive order raising their wages does not apply to contracts currently in force, and that means the raises won't come until the contracts are amended or renewed.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Plan to Remove A 'Living Wage' ExemptionTara Russell has worked for four years at the airport, assisting travelers who use wheelchairs. She told City Council's Commerce and Economic Development Committee that she earns just $7.00 an hour because she is expected to earn tips.

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