Airport Workers Hold Teach-In on Hazards

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Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:00am
Airport Workers Hold Teach-In on Hazards
Workers at the Portland airport held a ‘teach-in’ at the airport today to demonstrate the hazardous conditions they encounter at work.
The workers have recently filed complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Prospect Airport Services – a contractor at PDX Airport responsible for providing cabin cleaning and other services.
At the teach-in, workers showed what it’s like to clean airplane toilets with substandard equipment.
They also provided  visual examples of the makeshift solutions they are forced to implement in lieu of adequate supplies.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Meg Niemi with the Service employees International union local forty nine, which represents workers at the Portland airport.

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