Six people were arrested Monday during a protest at Logan Airport that called for higher wages for aviation workers.
Airport employees, among them members of their union, were joined by supporters in a protest a few hundred strong in support of a $15 wage and union rights. It began in East Boston Memorial Park and ended at the nearby Terminal E, where six were arrested.
“Today we are celebrating what has been a 50 year fight for justice from the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King,” said Roxana Rivera, Boston’s vice president of the Service Employees International Union, who was among the six taken from the terminal in zip ties. “We are marching to say to Logan Airport that it is a disgrace to say that workers who work at Logan Airport still earn poverty wages.”
Similar protests were held in nine other cities.
In a pre-march speech, she called on the airport to find service contractors that pay their workers more than the $11 minimum allowed by the Massachusetts Port Authority.