Big union victory in anti-union Texas: Minimum wage workers in Houston show how to win better pay

Big union victory in anti-union Texas: Minimum wage workers in Houston show how to win better pay
AlterNet
Bill Schleicher/DC Report | October 22, 2019

While Donald Trump’s Labor Department works to diminish employee rights, organized workers have scored an important victory deep in the heart of anti-union Texas.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2021 for 8,000 people at the city’s two airports. That’s a 65% increase for workers paid the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. About 8,000 baggage handlers, caterers, wheelchair attendants and others benefit.

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