Contract Negotiations Begins for SeaTac Passenger Service Workers
SeaTac workers made history in 2013 when we joined together to pass Proposition 1, which raised the minimum wage to $15/hour and ensured union rights at the airport. We not only sparked a national movement for higher wages, we also raised the standards for our families and our communitites. Money that would have gone to the top in profits would now stay in the hands of the workers.
SeaTac passenger service workers are key to our region’s economy. In 2017, passenger service workers:
- Served nearly 47 million passengers arriving and departing on 416,124 aircraft
- Contributed an estimated $22.5 billion in economic activity in Washington State
- Created an estimated $274 million in economic activity in the City of Tukwila
- Contributed an estimated $138 million in economic activity in the City of Burien