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It took 6 years for PHL airport workers to double their pay to $12. Here’s how they did it

June 11, 2018 GMT

By Staff

In 2012, Onetha McKnight and her coworkers would vent about what felt unfair about their jobs.

Their biggest worry, said McKnight, who had worked as a wheelchair attendant at Philadelphia International Airport for more than seven years, was job security. They could get fired for a seemingly small infraction — you took too long getting from one place to another, or you didn’t answer the radio when called — and there was no way to fight it.

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