Protesters collect at Missoula Worldwide Airport
MISSOULA – Missoula Worldwide Airport sees employees occurring strike this week, citing poor wages.
Now they’ve had to herald employees from surrounding areas to fill the positions throughout their strike.
On Wednesday, employees protested their wages exterior the airport for the third day in a row.
“We’ve not actually heard of the pay increase besides it is coming,” mentioned Jared Bonney. “We’re actively suspended with out pay. So we’re right here till the problems are resolved.”
Bonney mentioned he labored on the airport for 3 years and was bored with ready for a increase. “I am doing 10.15 proper now, however the rent price is 9.65.”
He says it is not sufficient for him, or for these standing subsequent to him, to pay lease.
“It has been troublesome to supply for ourselves, to help them on their very own, and we’re all anticipated to take a second job as a result of we can not afford to reside on it.”
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Appearing airport supervisor Brian Ellestad mentioned there had been no disruption to flights and no flights had been canceled.
“They introduced in different employees to make the whole lot work. And never all of their workers, it was a small a part of their workforce that left, and so they had been in a position to substitute administration. ”
Bonney mentioned about 10 of 38 workers had been taking part and as of Wednesday afternoon he confirmed 9 had been suspended with out pay.
Bonney mentioned they cost round $ 14 an hour.
“They’re simply wanting – to try to receives a commission on par with their friends at different airports,” Ellestad mentioned.