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Some Contract Workers At DIA Strike Over Work Conditions

Tim Patterson
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Denver International Airport.

A small group of baggage handlers and wheelchair assistants at Denver International Airport have walked off the job to protest what they call unsafe working conditions.

About 20 employees of Illinois-based Prospect Airport Services say managers haven't responded to their complaints.

Prospect is a DIA contractor and works with Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

The Service Employees International Union local unit helped organize Tuesday's walkout.

It says the workers, who aren't union members, are asked to escort several wheelchair passengers at a time, carry heavy baggage without safety belts and handle bags containing firearms without training.

Telephone calls seeking comment from Prospect and Frontier weren't immediately returned.

Southwest told The Denver Post its operations weren't affected.

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