DIA Workers Want a Raise from Voters

Low wage earners at Denver International Airport have started a campaign called "15 for DIA".  It's an effort to gather enough signatures to place an issue on Denver's May 2019 ballot.  If approved, it would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour for DIA employees.

More than 6,000 workers at DIA currently make less than $15 per hour. About of third of that number make the $10.20 minimum wage.  The campaign says, at the current minimum wage, an employee would have to works 85 hours a week to afford a one bedroom apartment in Denver.

Workers attending a press conference to launch the campaign say they are sharing apartments just to be able to afford rent, food and utilities. One airline food service workers said she shares a place with 20 people in order to get by.

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