Commissioner Eileen Higgins invited to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the treatment of airport ground workers
MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, will testify before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on the treatment of airport ground workers on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20515. Since early 2018, Commissioner Higgins has worked hand-in-hand with U.S. Representatives Donna Shalala (FL-27), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), along with representatives of 32BJ SEIU, to shed light on the treatment of airport ground workers by airline subcontractors and demand action.
Titled “Oversight of Working Conditions for Airline Ground Workers,” Commissioner Higgins will be joined at the Aviation Subcommittee hearing by other witnesses such as Esteban Barrios on behalf of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to describe the poor working conditions and first-hand account of the intimidation tactics employed by Eulen America, an airport subcontractor at many of our nation’s airports.
“I have seen first-hand the intimidating tactics used by Eulen to keep workers quiet about unsanitary and unsafe working conditions,” said Commissioner Higgins. “We must take action at all levels of government to protect our workers from airport subcontractors that are bad actors.”
For more information, please contact Maggie Fernandez, Chief of Staff for Miami-Dade County District 5 Commissioner Eileen Higgins, at [email protected] or 786-251-7380.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5
45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515