Workers picket aviation contractor over labor, safety issues

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and ramp workers employed by Alaska Airlines contractor Menzies Aviation have walked off the job at Sea-Tac International Airport.

The workers are picketing on Friday to protest what they say is unfair labor practices_including intimidation, threats, and harassment— by their employer.

The Menzies Aviation workers also say they're also demanding a safe workplace.

The workers plan to picket all day Friday and hold a 10 a.m. rally where they'll be joined by community leaders.

The workers are asking the public to send a message to Alaska Airlines to tell their contractor to respect the law.

Messages left with Menzies Aviation seeking comment were not immediately returned.