Southwest ground workers protest at Lambert

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(LAMBERT AIRPORT) – Southwest Airlines ground workers protested Tuesday Lambert airport. Ramp workers and baggage handlers say their work load has increased, but haven’t had a raise in more than four years.

Ground workers protested at 17 airports nationwide last week.

They protested outside terminal two at Lambert and in two other cities served by Southwest.

Southwest Airlines released the following statement:

“Informational picketing is a common practice during contract negotiations and will not impact our operations. We have always supported our employees and their right to express their opinions.

Furthermore, we share the union`s sense of urgency to secure a fair agreement, and we are committed to ensure that it is fair to all employees.”