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Facing the Fire: Phoenix Airport Workers Demand Protections Against Extreme Heat

Facing the Fire: Phoenix Airport Workers Demand Protections Against Extreme Heat

Amid record-breaking temperatures, Phoenix airport service workers filed an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) complaint against their employer and are demanding action to improve job conditions and safety measures.

Extreme heat is more than a weather issue; it’s a matter of workplace safety. This past summer, airport service workers in Phoenix experienced the hazardous combination of unbearable heat and inadequate workplace protections. They are calling for a federal wage and benefits standard for airport service workers and have continued to emphasize their right to safer, more equitable workplace policies.

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