Over 50 clergy & 500 marched to Alaska Airlines headquarters demanding good jobs, fair pay

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  1. sobore
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    Today a diverse delegation of over 50 clergy, including Muslim, Christian and Sikh leaders, led a march near SeaTac Airport of more than 500 workers and community supporters south on International Blvd starting at the Doubletree Inn at S. 188th St. Faith leaders and airport workers delivered a letter to Alaska Airlines and its CEO, Brad Tilden, urging him to offer higher paying jobs with benefits to workers now making $9 to $11 per hour with no benefits. Tilden did not appear, so the letter was received by a few employees under him. According to Working Washington, a conversation occurred, but with little substance offered by the airline.

    Hundreds of marchers continued on to a rally at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac, adjacent to the Alaska Airlines headquarters.

    The civil rights organization Working Washington was there in support of the workers and helped assist in the march. They represent labor, immigration, and faith-based groups.

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  2. Bay Pisco Shark
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    Should they not be protesting the contractors that offer jobs at these wages that people are taking? The contractors set the wages - AS could pay the contractor double and it could all be profit to the contractor.
    (This is not a commentary on what I think about AS farming all those jobs out - it is a comment on now that it has occurred, the reality, as described above.)

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