Delegation of Faith Leaders and Airport Workers Deliver a Letter to JetBlue
On December 21, a delegation of faith leaders and airport workers delivered a letter to JetBlue at Boston Logan Airport. The letter from the faith delegation (including Imam Abdul-Malik Merchant from Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center; Pastor Dieufort Fleurissant of Voice of Gospel Tabernacle, Mattapan; Rabbi Michael Rothbaum of Congregation Beth Elohim, Acton; Reverend Norm Faramelli, Father Bob Kennedy, Alan Comeau and Sister Tess Browne from Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice; and xx from Catholic Labor Guild) read in part:
“We have heard that, as you are working to make our city one of your biggest travel hubs, you are also allowing your contracted FSS and ReadyJet to unjustly hurt working families in our city… We need an airline that will hire responsible contractors that respect people in your travel hubs, whether they are your passengers or the workers who keep your airport running.”
ReadyJet and FSS, the two biggest aviation service contractors for JetBlue at Logan Airport, both have a long record of wage theft, violations of labor laws, and health & safety violations. Employees like Sadia Mohammed are fighting for respect and a union at Logan Airport, and have even gone on strike to protest unfair labor practices.
Thanks to faith allies for standing up for justice for workers at Logan!