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Ramp And Cargo Workers At Miami Airport On Strike To Protest Unsafe Working Conditions

Ramp and cargo workers at Miami International Airport who service Delta and American Airlines are striking Thursday to urge their employer, Eulen America, to improve working conditions.

Workers for Eulen describe the current conditions as unbearable: break-less shifts on the overheated tarmac, broken equipment held together with makeshift ties, no paid vacation and sick days, and retaliation from management for speaking out. The striking workers are not unionized.

“Many of us came from difficult countries, we came in search of the American dream,” said Esteban Barrios, 61, who has serviced Delta Airlines as a Eulen employee for three years. “It’s turned into a nightmare.”

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.