A campaign is underway At Denver International Airport to raise the minimum wage for thousands of workers.
Some of those workers, including kitchen staff, baggage handlers and waiters, stood outside terminal doors Tuesday afternoon passing out flyers to passengers.
Marie Jacob works for United Airlines and was among them. Wages at DIA haven’t kept up with the state’s rising cost of living, she said.
“I have friends that live with multiple families in a house,” said Jacob. “They have no choice because they have to help each other with their bills, buying food, transportation.”
The “Day of Action” was the latest union demonstration ahead of a May 2019 vote to increase the airport’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Colorado’s statewide minimum wage for non-tipped employees is set to increase to $11.10 an hour on January 1st.