"Many of us came from difficult countries, we came in search of the American dream," said
Eulen has previously said the workers' claims are false.
The director of the
"We have met several times with Eulen and they have provided us documents and a plan of action that, if implemented, should address the concerns of the employees," Sola said in the statement.
The county provided Eulen's action plan -- signed by CEO
"While we cannot alter the unfair allegations that have transpired, Eulen has taken and will continue to take active steps to ensure that its employees work in a safe and healthy environment and will continue to strive to offer high-quality Services to its Clients, while serving as one of the largest companies at MIA," Rabell wrote in the action plan.
A spokesman for
American issued this statement: "American does not expect any disruption to its service today. We have been in close contact with Eulen about its practices and are closely monitoring its response to concerns raised by its employees."
"I'm here to give you support," Booker said. "Your work is incredible. Your rights are important," he added in Spanish.
Booker said he supports raising the federal minimum wage to
"All you see being done to stop labor from organizing ... it's correlated with a decline in benefits," he said.
Eulen is one of the few airport companies required to pay its employees at least
"They give you 20 hours and they move you like a chip in a board game," said
Fellow Democratic presidential candidates
As the crowd of around 100 chanted behind him holding "Eulen Strike" signs, Ryan said, "I'm one thousand percent with these workers."
De Blasio urged the workers to unionize. "The eyes of the world are on this airport, the eyes of the world are on
Before giving up the mic to the next speaker, De Blasio blurted a quote from one of the most divisive historical figures in
"Hasta la victoria siempre!" he said.
The crowd cheered and didn't seem fazed.
"I'm angry," Shalala said after the visit in April. "They're taking advantage of new immigrants. They should be ashamed."
Workers interviewed by the
"I couldn't go to work on Monday, it's the result of overworking day after day, there comes a point where you get injured," Barrios said about a common back injury among workers. "We want sick days so that we don't lose money when we are ill."
Barrios said he had been taking an English class every Monday evening for a year until Eulen changed his schedule after he requested that the company provide him with its logs of complaints to the
In a letter to the county's
"I had to go to the emergency room to get a note and lost
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