One former employee of an airport contractor, a wheelchair attendant, tearfully recounted being fired because of her activity in support of a fair wage.
“We’ve been calling on people to fast because now is the time,” said Lisa Sharon Harper (at lectern in photo), who works for the DC-based Sojourners.
“We have about 60 employees that would be impacted by this rule change,” says a Jersey shore hotel owner, “and it’s not just a snap, crackle, pop for us to solve for that without looking at the number of people we’re employing and how we would recalibrate.”
The attendants work for a firm call PrimeFlight, which is contracted by the airlines to provide help to travelers needing wheelchairs.
The leader of the Philadelphia school district’s custodians’ union says concession talks have broken down. But the district says they’re simply “on hold.”
It was a noisy protest by 2,000 school bus drivers and maintenance workers, marching and rallying against impending layoffs and school budget cuts.