Company Sacks Missoula Airline Employees Protesting Low Wages | Local News
The workers left their shift on Monday April 12 and picketed the sidewalk in front of the airport. On Tuesday, they received calls from management informing them that they had been suspended pending the results of an investigation. Then the workers were told the investigation was over on Friday and they were out of jobs.
A company director told the Missoulian that the company will not comment on employee affairs.
Workers are not part of a union. The company has recruited Spokane employees to temporarily replace their jobs.
Joey Braun, another former Unifi worker who was fired on Friday, said another reason he protested the company’s pay was because they told him he was a worker. ” unqualified “when he was obliged to undergo more than 140 hours of training. He supplements his income by driving for a food delivery business.
The workers all said they were hired by Alaska Airlines in Missoula, which offers a starting salary of $ 12.51.
“And the benefits are better,” Braun said.
Danny Tenenbaum, a Montana state lawmaker representing House District 95 in Missoula, expressed his support for the workers on Twitter over the weekend. On Monday, he sent a statement to the Missoulian when asked to comment.