Sky Harbor workers, employed by SSP America, allege racial discrimination practices

Published: Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 12:04pm
Updated: Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 5:32pm

Sky Harbor Airport workers — employed by SSP America — are filing complaints with the Arizona attorney general and Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department. They allege racial discrimination practices. 

Several workers, including the Unite Here Local 11 union organizer, Anna Martinez, spoke at a recent City Council meeting.

“On average, Black employees make $16,841.31 less per year than white employees. While Latino workers make on average $13,742.54 less than white workers," Martinez said. 

Martinez also claims there’s a “tap on the shoulder” approach to hiring and promotions at SSP that is adversely impacting non-white workers.

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