July 2, 2015
About 100 workers at Boston’s Logan Airport workers staged a 24-hour strike June 17-18 against two contractors, ReadyJet Inc. and G2 Secure Staff, LLC. The workers charged that the two companies, which handle plane cleaning and baggage for airlines such as JetBlue, US Airways, and Delta, have illegally intimidated or fired them for trying to form a union.
“ReadyJet managers have subjected workers to unfair labor practices including illegal surveillance and threats, impeding their ability to organize to improve conditions. In some cases, these incidents were related to workers raising concerns about security and health and safety problems they had witnessed,” said Eugenio Villasante of SEIU Local 32BJ. The strikers claim that ReadyJet has fired over a third of its workers at Logan since January 2014. Read more