Workers are organizing through unions and other organizations to improve their lives. Union representation provides a voice on the job and the opportunity to improve wages, benefits and working conditions.
Kip Hedges, the Delta baggage handler fired for speaking up for low-wage airport workers, is still waiting to hear the airline’s decision on his appeal. In the meantime, he has been awarded unemployment compensation and continues to advocate for higher wages and a union.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers today delivered signed cards to the National Mediation Board from nearly 12,000 Delta Air Lines flight attendants to formally request that the federal agency conduct a union representation election at the carrier.
Workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will qualify for paid sick leave under a new policy adopted Monday by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. The decision is being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will benefit thousands of workers.
Delta Air Lines baggage handler Kip Hedges, fired for speaking out about low wages at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, took his case to the Metropolitan Airports Commission Monday – and commissioners said they will consider endorsing worker rights through a “labor peace ordinance.”
When Delta Air Lines fired baggage handler Kip Hedges for remarks he made off the job, they ignited renewed debate about free speech and the workplace. Most people would be surprised to know that workers have few free speech rights on the job.
Kip Hedges, the Delta Airlines baggage handler fired for speaking up for low-wage airport workers, plans to appeal his termination, going to court if necessary. And he said he will keep fighting for worker rights at Delta, including the right to union representation.